Zanu-PF takes on Manicaland

Debra Matabvu

Zanu-PF has appointed a team led by Politburo member Cde Sydney Sekeramayi to deal with political problems afflicting the ruling party in Manicaland Province.

Party National Commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere told The Sunday Mail that Secretary for War Veterans, Detainees and Restrictees Cde Sekeramayi was tasked to assemble a team to spearhead restructuring of the province.

This follows infighting within party structures there, with some members allegedly engineering the ouster of interim provincial chair Cde Samuel Undenge.

“Cde Undenge remains the chairman of the province and Cde Sekeramayi will lead a team that will get briefings on the situation in Manicaland and he will also lead them in the restructuring of the party in the province,” Cde Kasukuwere said.

“We need to avoid confusion and focus on working on Zim-Asset. Senior party members should work hard on concentrating on the set targets of the economic turnaround instead of fermenting coups and gossip. ‘‘There are some leaders that are not content. That is not leadership and we will not accept that.”

Cde Sekeramayi said he would meet the provincial leadership before any restructuring.

“I can confirm that I will be meeting with the provincial leadership next (this) week so that I get a full briefing on the situation on Manicaland. From there we will craft a date for the restructuring exercise for the province and it will be based on the briefings.”

Last week Cde Undenge said some executive members were collecting signatures to secure a vote of confidence in him.

Cde Undenge also revealed that the divisions had been stoked by a leaked tape in which a senior party member castigated other leaders.

The Zanu-PF National Youth League last week nullified votes of no confidence passed on provincial youth chair Cde Kelvin Manyengavana.

At a meeting in Mutare, National Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Pupurai Togarepi reinstated Cde Manyengavana and said the Youth League should not let Politburo and Central Committee members divide them.

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