Zanu-PF in­sists on due process

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Fidelis Mun­y­oro Her­ald Re­porter

ZANU-PF has em­pha­sised that all dis­ci­plinary cases should be dealt with in ac­cor­dance with the laid down pro­ce­dures set out in the party con­sti­tu­tion. The clar­i­fi­ca­tion comes in the wake of on­go­ing purges of over 100 party mem­bers, among them Polit­buro and Cen­tral Com­mit­tee mem­bers, ac­cused of work­ing with for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa in his bid to un­pro­ce­du­rally suc­ceed Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe. In a state­ment yes­ter­day, Zanu- PF Na­tional Sec­re­tary for In­for­ma­tion and Pub­lic­ity Cde Si­mon Khaya Moyo clar­i­fied the party’s pro­ce­dure on han­dling dis­ci­plinary mat­ters. “The Polit­buro sit­ting at its 313th Or­di­nary Ses­sion at the party head­quar­ters on 8th Novem­ber 2017, re­solved that all dis­ci­plinary cases pre­ferred against some party mem­bers should be dealt with in terms of laid down pro­ce­dures as set out in the party con­sti­tu­tion,” said Cde Khaya Moyo. He said in the case of prov­inces and other sub­or­di­nate struc­tures, dis­ci­plinary pro­cesses should be con­ducted in terms of Ar­ti­cle 10 Sec­tion 77 to 82 as read to­gether Sec­tion 69 of the con­sti­tu­tion.

“In the case of dis­ci­plinary pro­cesses against mem­bers of su­pe­rior or­gans, re­spec­tive prov­inces should pre­fer charges and sub­mit their rec­om­men­da­tions to the Sec­re­tary for Ad­min­is­tra­tion for on­ward trans­mis­sion to the Na­tional Dis­ci­plinary

Com­mit­tee for fur­ther due process. Ar­ti­cle 10 of the party’s con­sti­tu­tion cre­ates na­tional and sub­or­di­nate dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tees.

Sec­tion 77 of the con­sti­tu­tion em­pow­ers only the na­tional dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee to ex­pel a mem­ber from the party.

The state­ment comes at time var­i­ous prov­inces have started in­sti­tut­ing dis­ci­plinary pro­cesses against party mem­bers ac­cused of work­ing with the axed for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent.

Harare rec­om­mended the ex­pul­sion of Polit­buro mem­bers Cdes Clev­e­ria Chizema and Omega Hungwe, and Harare East Na­tional As­sem­bly rep­re­sen­ta­tiveCde Ter­rence Mukupe; while 22 oth­ers face sus­pen­sion.

In Mata­bele­land South, rec­om­men­da­tions were made for the ax­ing of provin­cial chair Cde Ra­belani Choeni, Cen­tral Com­mit­tee mem­bers Cdes Reni Kibi and Tam­budzani Mo­hadi, Mata­bele­land South provin­cial war veter­ans’ chair Cde Sec­tion Ncube, and for­mer Mata­bele­land South Provin­cial Af­fairs Min­is­ter Cde Abed­nico Ncube.

In Masvingo, the PCC rec­om­mended the ex­pul­sion of party Deputy Sec­re­tary for Le­gal Af­fairs Cde Paul Mang­wana, Deputy Sec­re­tary for Se­cu­rity and Par­lia­men­tary Chief Whip Cde Love­more Matuke, and Cen­tral Com­mit­tee mem­ber Cde Cle­mence Mak­warimba. The prov­ince also wants its chair, Cde Ezra Chadza­mira, booted out.

Man­i­ca­land rec­om­mended the ex­pul­sion Cdes Mike Madiro, Joshua Sacco, Moses Gutu, Win­nie Mlambo, Joseph Mu­jati, Christo­pher Chin­gosho, Alice Chitima, Oliver Mandi­paka, Gor­den Chik­wanda, Ti­mothy Ma­pung­wana, Mon­ica Mutsvangwa, Ellen Gwaradz­imba, Tasin Dube, Hu­bert Nyan­hongo and Ju­dith Mawire. Mashona­land West rec­om­mended the ex­pul­sion of Polit­buro mem­ber Cde Prisca Mup­fu­mira and Zvimba West Na­tional As­sem­bly rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi.

In Mashona­land East, there is a push to eject Cde Joel Big­gie Ma­tiza and Deputy Speaker of the Na­tional As­sem­bly Cde Mar­bel Chi­nomona.

Those un­der­fire in the Mid­lands in­clude Cdes July Moyo, Aux­ilia Mnan­gagwa, Owen Ncube, Cor­nelius Mu­pereri and Jus­tice Mayor Wadyadyena.

For­mer provin­cial chair­man Cde Macken­zie Ncube was also re­lieved of his du­ties with Cde Ja­son Machaya tak­ing over on an in­terim ba­sis.

- Pic­ture by Mun­yaradzi Chamal­imba (See story on Page 7)

Min­is­ter of State for Mashona­land Cen­tral Provin­cial Af­fairs Ad­vo­cate Martin Dinha hands over fer­tiliser to Mai Keti Kakora dur­ing the roll­out of the 2017-18 Pres­i­den­tial in­puts Sup­port Scheme at Bare Shop­ping Cen­tre in Chi­weshe yes­ter­day.

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