Shun fac­tion­al­ism, Ka­sukuwere tells Masvingo lead­ers

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent

THE Zanu-PF lead­er­ship in Masvingo has been ad­vised against har­bour­ing di­vi­sive and de­struc­tive ten­den­cies which threaten unity within the party.

Ad­dress­ing the Masvingo pro­vin­cial co­or­di­nat­ing com­mit­tee (PCC) meet­ing held at Vic­to­ria Ju­nior School on Satur­day, Zanu-PF na­tional po­lit­i­cal com­mis­sar Cde Saviour Ka­sukuwere said di­vi­sions in the prov­ince were de­struc­tive.

His visit came in the wake of sim­mer­ing di­vi­sions within the pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee which saw 11 se­nior mem­bers be­ing sus­pended over al­le­ga­tions of vi­o­lat­ing the party’s con­sti­tu­tion, chief among them hold­ing un­sanc­tioned meet­ings.

The sus­pended mem­bers are; sec­re­tary for fi­nance Cde Pricsa Moyo, sec­re­tary for youth Cde Bright Mun­y­oro, sec­re­tary for ad­min­is­tra­tion Cde Ailes Baloyi, pro­vin­cial pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary Cde Su­san Madzi­vadondo, sec­re­tary for sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy in the youth league Cde Sen­derai Manyanga, pro­vin­cial com­mit­tee mem­ber, Cde Ig­natius Murindi, sec­re­tary for health care, Cde Zva­pano Mun­ganasa, pro­vin­cial sec­re­tary for sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, Cde Jevas Ma­sosota, pro­vin­cial sec­re­tary for trans­port Cde God­hati Du­nira Hungwe, deputy sec­re­tary for se­cu­rity Cde Buster Mafio, and sec­re­tary for the com­mis­sariat Cde Mucharevei Chamisa.

Cde Ka­sukuwere un­der­scored the need for se­nior mem­bers of the party to treat ju­nior mem­bers as equals with­out tak­ing sides.

He said treat­ing mem­bers dif­fer­ently would sow seeds of ha­tred. “There is no one who has bought a house or a car through fight­ing. Party mem­bers should be united for the progress of the party. You must also re­spect your pro­vin­cial lead­er­ship. We ex­pect party mem­bers to re­spect the Min­is­ter of State Sen­a­tor Shu­vai Ma­hofa and Politburo mem­bers here that in­clude Min­is­ter of State for Li­ais­ing on Psy­chomo­tor Ac­tiv­i­ties in Ed­u­ca­tion Josiah Hungwe,” said Cde Ka­sukuwere.

He chal­lenged Cde Hungwe to work with all mem­bers in the prov­ince with­out seg­re­ga­tion.

“Min­is­ter Hungwe, you should feel free to work with any­one in the party. You are the most se­nior party cadre in the prov­ince. You should em­brace ev­ery mem­ber of the party in the prov­ince as we ex­pect them to re­spect you in re­turn and that pro­motes unity,” he said.

Cde Ka­sukuwere who is also Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Pub­lic Works and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter said the date for the by-elec­tion for the va­cant Bikita East con­stituency will be an­nounced this week and the prov­ince should send names for pos­si­ble can­di­dates to the Politburo for vet­ting.

On the is­sue of 4 000 hectares of sug­ar­cane farms un­der Ton­gaat Hulett in Chiredzi for which over 200 mem­bers were given of­fer letters by the Min­istry of Lands and Ru­ral Re­set­tle­ment, he said Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe has a fi­nal say.

When Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe vis­ited Chiredzi in May he said the new indige­nous sug­ar­cane farm­ers would be given al­ter­na­tive land ap­par­ently to save jobs for about 2 000 work­ers presently work­ing at the farms.

The pro­vin­cial lead­er­ship, led by act­ing chair­man Cde Amasa Nhen­jana has also re­it­er­ated that new oc­cu­pants will be given al­ter­na­tive land un­der De­vel­op­ment Trust of Zim­babwe (DTZ) in the Lowveld.

Com­ment­ing on the sus­pended mem­bers Cde Nhen­jana said the move is a dis­ci­plinary mea­sure meant to whip er­rant cadres into line and no one is go­ing to be dis­missed from the party. He said the hear­ing would go on as sched­uled with each mem­ber re­spond­ing to the al­le­ga­tions lev­elled against them. — @wal­terbm­swazie

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