The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 12, 1992 — Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe has once again taken a swipe on mem­bers of Zanu-PF who op­pose some party poli­cies and has called on them to re­sign from the party.

“Let some of our ego­is­tic and in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment, there­fore, make their choice now and leave the ma­jor­ity of us who want to be bound by party de­ci­sions, poli­cies and prin­ci­ples to go on with the party with­out them.

“No party, least of all Zanu-PF, can tol­er­ate ei­ther ar­ro­gant and stri­dent in­di­vid­u­al­ism, or un­bri­dled ego­tism which is out­ra­geously and de­lib­er­ately a de­fi­ance of the author­ity of that party.

“We are a party of prin­ci­ples and pro­ce­dures, a party with a given tra­di­tion of democ­racy en­shrin­ing dis­ci­plined be­hav­iour.”

The party had fol­lowed a sys­tem of demo­cratic cen­tral­ism where mem­bers were free to ex­press them­selves on sub­jects on the agenda. But in the end, the party adopted the view of the ma­jor­ity as the bind­ing de­ci­sion to be fol­lowed by ev­ery­body.

When he ad­dressed the party’s national con­sul­ta­tive assem­bly last year, he ac­cused some party mem­bers of set­ting them­selves as an op­po­si­tion group and were nearly be­com­ing rebels. This year he sin­gled out Cdes Syd­ney Malunga, Lazarus Nzarayebani and By­ron Hove as dis­cor­dant voices in the party.

Cde Malunga’s name cropped up again early this week when Cde Mu­gabe was ad­dress­ing a Press con­fer­ence. This time it was on the is­sue of gover­nors, whose pay­ment Cde Malunga and oth­ers were try­ing to stop.

When Cde Mu­gabe said those who were against party poli­cies should re­sign, Cde Malunga who was sit­ting at the back of the hall, a typ­i­cal back-bencher, ap­peared un­per­turbed as he jot­ted down some notes.

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