Zanu (PF) Mat North Prefer Presidential Appointments

Zanu PF Matabeleland North province is reported to have unanimously agreed that President Robert Mugabe should choose leaders he wants to work with when the party meets for the congress next month.

Addressing a Zanu PF provincial coordinating committee meeting in Lupane on Friday, Zanu PF Secretary for Economic Affairs Dr Obert Mpofu said the decision had been taken because people that worked with the President have proved untrustworthy as they have been plotting his downfall.

He said the selection of members of the presidium is not included in the constitution, adding that the issue of electing leaders at the forthcoming Zanu PF congress has created factionalism, hence the need for the President to choose the people he wants

The proposal was seconded by Zanu PF Politburo member Thokozile Mathuthu and other party members who believe this will end the chaos that has been rocking the revolutionary party in the past few weeks.

The province went on to endorse President Mugabe as the First Secretary of the party and the First Lady Grace Mugabe for the position of secretary for women affairs.

The province disassociated itself from the meeting held in Gweru in which Zanu PF Politburo member Cephas Msipa reportedly endorsed one senior party member for the position of second vice president.

At the same meeting Dr Mpofu blasted the Secretary for Administration,  Didymus Mutasa for blocking the allocation of party vehicles to Matabeleland North province on grounds of factionalism.

During the meeting it was revealed that out of the country’s 10 provinces, Matabeleland North is the only one which was never allocated a single vehicle.

Meanwhile, the province has met its target for congress by raising US$300 000, with Dr Mpofu raising $200 000, Professor Jonathan Moyo US$70 000 and Hwange Colliery Company US$30 000.

Mpofu said Mutasa deliberately sabotaged Matabeleland North province for refusing to be part of their faction, adding one of the vehicles was allocated to a young lady from another province.

He said the matter was taken to Nicholas Goche the party’s Secretary for Transport, the Zanu PF National Chairman Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo and the First Lady, Grace Mugabe during her ‘Meet The People’ rally in Lupane.