Zanu PF demotes youth chairperson

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s party has demoted the Bulawayo Zanu PF youth league chairperson for leaking party secrets, and readmitted two officials suspended over indiscipline and defection.

Jimaya Muduvuri in Mashonaland West, Mike Kadzura in Manicaland and Butho Adrian Gatsi were hauled before the national disciplinary committee headed by chairperson Simon Khaya-Moyo during the course of this year, and their cases were presented to the just-ended Zanu PF conference in Gweru.

The conference upheld a national disciplinary committee decision to ratify the provincial committee’s conclusion to relegate Bulawayo Zanu PF youth league chairperson Gatsi for “communicating issues being discussed in a meeting to someone outside the meeting.”

“The national disciplinary committee recommended to the politburo and the central committee to suspend him from holding the position of chairperson, youth league, Bulawayo Province, to an ordinary card-carrying member of the party with freedom to participate in all-party programmes and activities without prejudice. The politburo concurred.”

Muduvuri — facing charges of crossing the floor to join Mavambo, Kusile, Dawn (MKD) — had the decision to lift his suspension endorsed by the conference, according to the chairperson’s report.

MKD is an opposition party formed by former Zanu PF politburo member and minister Simba Makoni in 2008 just before a watershed poll which Mugabe went on to lose.

“The national disciplinary committee was convinced that Muduvuri had no case to answer and dismissed the allegations,” Khaya-Moyo’s report said.

“It recommended to the politburo and central committee that Cde Jimaya Muduvuri should continue to enjoy his membership of Zanu PF as an NCA (National Consultative Assembly) member and be allowed to participate in all party activities and programmes without prejudice.”

Kadzura, the district coordinating committee (DCC) chairperson for Zanu PF in Zimunya Marange, was suspended by the Manicaland provincial disciplinary committee and barred from holding office for a period of four years.

Kadzura was suspended over allegations of campaigning for his brother Jonathan, an agro-economist, who is vying for a parliamentary seat in Manicaland.

The conference upheld the decision by the national disciplinary committee to quash the provincial committee’s ruling after examining records of the proceedings.

“The national disciplinary committee recommended to the politburo and the central committee to allow Cde Mike Kadzura to continue to enjoy the full rights and duties of a Zanu PF party member as provided for under Article 3 Section 17 and 18,” Khaya-Moyo’s report said. - Gift Phiri, Politics Editor

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