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ZANU-PF has ex­pelled nine mem­bers in­clud­ing the top four ex­ec­u­tive of the Zim­babwe Na­tional Lib­er­a­tion War Vet­er­ans’ As­so­ci­a­tion who were fac­ing var­i­ous charges.

The four are Messrs Vic­tor Matemadanda, Dou­glas Mahiya, Fran­cis Nhando and Head­man Moyo.

Chi­man­i­mani West leg­is­la­tor Eng Mu­na­cho Mutezo was also booted out af­ter he failed to de­fend him­self be­fore the Dis­ci­plinary Ap­peals and Re­view Com­mit­tee chaired by Vice Pres­i­dent Phelekezela Mphoko.

Ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists af­ter the party’s Polit­buro meet­ing in Harare yes­ter­day, party sec­re­tary for ad­min­is­tra­tion Cde Ig­natius Chombo said names of the other four would be an­nounced af­ter they have been no­ti­fied of­fi­cially.

“I can also con­firm that Head­man Moyo, Vic­tor Matemadanda, Dou­glas Mahiya and Fran­cis Nhando are out. They are no longer mem­bers of Zanu-PF,” said Cde Chombo.

“Mu­na­cho Mutezo has been fired, I can con­firm. We even gave him an op­por­tu­nity to de­fend him­self and he was con­fronted with the facts and he could not de­fend him­self any fur­ther. He is no longer a mem­ber of Zanu-PF. He can now elect to choose Peo­ple First or any other party. We are go­ing to have a by-elec­tion in that con­stituency.”

Cde Chombo added: “The Dis­ci­plinary Re­view Ap­peals Com­mit­tee of the Cen­tral Com­mit­tee — the Ap­peals Com­mit­tee — has been sit­ting and has re­viewed sev­eral cases. In to­tal, 25 cases were heard which re­sulted in the ex­pul­sion of one mem­ber while 14 cases of two-year sus­pen­sions were up­held and will run un­til com­ple­tion in De­cem­ber 2016.

“Names of all af­fected mem­bers will be re­leased as soon as the party has no­ti­fied those mem­bers. The Ap­peals Com­mit­tee still has 27 cases to re­view in the com­ing sit­tings and this will mark the end of all the cases of in­di­vid­u­als who have ap­pealed to the Ap­peals Com­mit­tee.”

Cde Chombo said the Na­tional Dis­ci­plinary Com­mit­tee chaired by Cde Pa­trick Chi­na­masa presided over sev­eral cases that re­sulted in the ex­pul­sion of eight party mem­bers at dis­trict and pro­vin­cial lev­els while the Ap­peals Com­mit­tee fired one mem­ber.

He said the Polit­buro also re­ceived a de­tailed re­port on Zim-As­set from Trans­port and In­fras­truc­tural De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Dr Jo­rum Gumbo who gave an up­date on var­i­ous projects be­ing un­der­taken by his min­istry.

“Un­der the Zim-As­set, the re­port mainly dealt with trans­port in­fra­struc­ture and stated the many roads that are be­ing re­ha­bil­i­tated es­pe­cially re­gional trade cor­ri­dors,” said Cde Chombo.

“These in­clude the now com­pleted Plumtree-Mutare (high­way) stretch­ing for 835km, Beit­bridge-Harare — this is ex­pected to cost US$2,7 bil­lion and re­sources are be­ing put to­gether un­der the pub­lic-pri­vatepart­ner­ship.

“The fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies for Beit­bridge-Bu­l­away­oVic­to­ria Falls and Harare-Nyama­panda (highways) are now un­der­way. These will also be em­barked on a Triple P ar­range­ment. Harare In­ter­na­tional Air­port — the run­way for Harare In­ter­na­tional Air­port is be­ing re­ha­bil­i­tated and progress is at 65 per­cent as we speak.

“JM Nkomo Air­port — this air­port is be­ing up­graded con­tin­u­ously and equip­ment is al­ready on site. The Vic­to­ria Falls Air­port is also com­plete and work is now in progress to con­vert the old ter­mi­nal to a do­mes­tic ter­mi­nal build­ing.”

In his ca­pac­ity as sec­re­tary for ad­min­is­tra­tion, Cde Chombo said he de­liv­ered a re­port on the prepa­ra­tions of the party’s 16th Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­fer­ence to be held in Masvingo in De­cem­ber.

Said Cde Chombo: “A re­port was pre­sented on the prepa­ra­tions of the 16th Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­fer­ence in Masvingo and the Polit­buro was in­formed that a con­fer­ence co-or­di­na­tion com­mit­tee is now sit­ting and has an­nounced 11 sub-com­mit­tees for the 16th Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­fer­ence and the con­fer­ence co-or­di­na­tion com­mit­tee will be vis­it­ing Masvingo in the next two weeks to look at the pos­si­ble venues for the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­fer­ence as well as as­sess the ac­com­mo­da­tion ca­pac­ity in the prov­ince.

“The com­mit­tee had a crit­i­cal anal­y­sis of the chal­lenges the party faced in Vic­to­ria Falls in De­cem­ber 2015. It is the hope of this com­mit­tee that the early prepa­ra­tions that are al­ready un­der­way will greatly re­duce these chal­lenges this time around.”

Cde Chombo said the party’s na­tional com­mis­sar Cde Saviour Ka­sukuwere gave a com­mis­sariat re­port where he in­di­cated that party struc­tures were in­tact across the coun­try.

Cde Chombo said Cde Ka­sukuwere in­ti­mated that this was ev­i­denced by the party’s resounding vic­tory in the Ma­zowe North by-elec­tion won by Ad­vo­cate Martin Dinha re­cently and sev­eral coun­cil by elec­tions.

“Com­mis­sariat is on a mass mo­bil­i­sa­tion drive and is hold­ing sev­eral ac­tiv­i­ties like the re­cent solidarity rally with the Pres­i­dent here at the party head­quar­ters,” said Cde Chombo.

He said the cases of sus­pended three pro­vin­cial chair­per­sons Cdes Joel Big­gie Ma­tiza (Mashona­land East), Ezra Chadza­mira (Masvingo) and Kiz­ito Chivamba (Mid­lands) would be heard next week.

Min­is­ter Ig­natius Chombo

Vice Pres­i­dent Phelekezela Mphoko

Vic­tor Matemadanda

Dou­glas Mahiya

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