Ma­hoka in trou­ble for in­sult­ing VP Mnan­gagwa

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Nya­mukondiwa Chin­hoyi Bu­reau

THE Zanu-PF Mashona­land West provin­cial women’s league ex­ec­u­tive has re­solved to re­call its trea­surer Cde Sarah Ma­hoka from the na­tional ex­ec­u­tive on a litany of al­le­ga­tions in­clud­ing caus­ing di­vi­sions and in­sult­ing Vice Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa.

The re­call also came with rec­om­men­da­tions for dis­ci­plinary ac­tion against Cde Ma­hoka on al­le­ga­tions of abus­ing the First Lady, Dr Grace Mu­gabe’s name in em­bez­zling funds.

Cde Ma­hoka, who is also Hu­rungwe East Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, would al­legedly give in­struc­tions to the provin­cial ex­ec­u­tive pur­port­ing that they were com­ing from the women’s af­fairs sec­re­tary.

Slightly over half of the 40-mem­ber ex­ec­u­tive, gath­ered at the provin­cial head­quar­ters here yes­ter­day where they re­solved that Cde Ma­hoka was caus­ing in­co­her­ence in the ex­ec­u­tive through prox­ies that would do her bid­ding.

Cde Ma­hoka shocked ev­ery­one dur­ing a rally to cel­e­brate Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s suc­cess­ful ten­ure as the African Union chair­per­son early this year when she chal­lenged the Head of State and Gov­ern­ment to an­nounce if he had au­tho­rised his spokesper­son Mr Ge­orge Charamba to give an in­ter­view to ZiFM ra­dio.

She turned her guns on VP Mnan­gagwa, chal­leng­ing him to lay his cards on the ta­ble re­gard­ing suc­ces­sion de­bate be­fore liken­ing him to a “duck” by keeping quiet while peo­ple abused his name.

This drew the ire of war veter­ans and other bod­ies who viewed her dis­re­gard of pro­to­col and pub­lic eti­quette as set­ting a bad prece­dence in the party.

Provin­cial women’s league chair­women Cde An­gelina Muchemenyi, said af­ter the meet­ing the women re­solved to rec­om­mend dis­ci­plinary ac­tion against Cde Ma­hoka.

“We sat as the provin­cial women’s league and re­solved that na­tional mem­ber Cde Ma­hoka should be dis­ci­plined and re­called for caus­ing di­vi­sions in the ex­ec­u­tive through her in­ter­fer­ence,” she said.

“Be­cause of her ac­tions, we can­not con­tinue work­ing with her. We have listed al­le­ga­tions that we are go­ing to for­ward to the na­tional ex­ec­u­tive for dis­ci­plinary ac­tion.”

Cde Muchemenyi said the trea­surer would in­flu­ence some mem­bers of the ex­ec­u­tive not to at­tend meet­ings to sab­o­tage de­lib­er­a­tions.

She also faces al­le­ga­tions of be­ing the force be­ing dis­tur­bances that oc­curred at the women’s league provin­cial in­ter-dis­trict meet­ing where po­lit­i­cal com­mis­sar Cde Chin­jai Kam­buzuma, nearly ex­changed blows with her deputy Cde Abi­gail Gava.

The fra­cas saw the provin­cial ex­ec­u­tive rel­e­gat­ing Cde Kam­buzuma and sev­eral other mem­bers to other po­si­tions out­side the top five po­si­tions in the ex­ec­u­tive.

A mo­tion was moved to re­in­state those elected af­ter sus­pen­sion of the Con­stance Shamu-led ex­ec­u­tive.

Those hold­ing po­si­tions were viewed as hav­ing been hand­picked by for­mer chair­man Mr Temba Mliswa with­out ex­er­cis­ing peo­ple’s right to vote.

The elec­tions were, how­ever, dis­re­garded re­sult­ing in the sta­tus quo re­main­ing.

Cde Mary Phiri is now the vice chair­woman while Cde An­gela Nyenyai is now the po­lit­i­cal com­mis­sar, Cde Martha Munondo (trea­surer) and Cde Joyce Mukazhu is the sec­re­tary for administration, a po­si­tion pre­vi­ously held by Cde Maggie Chi­darikire.

Cde Sarah Ma­hoka

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