Zanu(PF) Expels,Suspends More Heavyweights
The Zanu PF politburo has expelled seven members of the party drawn from six of its provinces discussed by the National Disciplinary Committee chaired by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko.
Those expelled are Ray Kaukonde and Olivia Muchena from Mashonaland East, Dzikamai Mavhaire, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, Kudakwashe Gopo and Claudius Makova from Masvingo province and David Butau from Mashonaland Central province.
The party politburo also suspended for five years the following members who will not hold any position in the party during suspension:
Noah Mangondo, Tendai Savanhu, Boniface Karoro, Munyaradzi Banda, Amos Midzi and Christopher Chigumba of Harare province, Munacho Mutezo from Manicaland, Nicholas Goche from Mashonaland Central and Dougmore Chimukoko, Flora Bhuka, Jaison Machaya and Chiratidzo Iris Mabuwa of Midlands.
Mabuwa got 3 years suspension.
From Masvingo province Killian Gwanetsa and Trainos Huruva were also slapped with five year suspensions.
Some have been slapped with 2-year suspensions and they are being informed while some have been cleared of any wrong doing.
The list of those pardoned includes Ratidzo Mukarakati, Miriam Chikukwa, Petronella Kagonye, Beatrice Nyamupinga, Paddington Zhanda and Lilian Zemura.
Tsitsi Jadagu, Edith Kagoro and Idah Mashonganyika have also been cleared any wrong doing.
Those who have been suspended will, however, continue to attend parliament.
The politburo also heard a report on the measures being taken by government to implement ZIM ASSET on agriculture, mining and housing in accordance with the resolutions of congress and the 2013 manifesto.
Zanu (PF) Secretary for the Commissariat gave the report on the on-gong by-elections saying the party is destined for victory.
The politburo endorsed the candidature of Terence Mukupe in Harare East and upheld the position that Mavis Gumbo should withdraw from the race.
The party politburo also heard a report from the Secretary for External Relations Simbarashe Mumbengegwi on the President’s visits to South Africa, Indonesia, Mali and Botswana.
The National Disciplinary Committee only dealt with six provinces and is yet to finalise on Mashonaland West, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South and Bulawayo provinces.