Confusion over plot to oust Mliswa

HARARE - A plot to oust Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman, Temba Mliswa reached boiling point yesterday after his rivals signed a vote of no confidence petition.

Party insiders told the Daily News that the provincial officials held a meeting yesterday afternoon in Chinhoyi where they signed a petition against Mliswa and provincial secretary for administration Kindness Paradza.

The petition will be sent to Zanu PF chairman Simon Khaya Moyo.

While Mliswa was unreachable for comment yesterday, Paradza rubbished the move saying it was a non event and illegal.

“It’s a non event, it’s unconstitutional,” he said. “The only person authorised to call for such a meeting is Mliswa himself. The meeting and its resolutions do not hold water. It’s a joke at best.

“They attempted a coup d’état and it failed. We will call for a proper meeting to deliberate on issues affecting the province. Their meeting was dubious and a ridiculous one called by desperate people who want to usurp power.

“Only yesterday, the First Lady spoke about peace and unity in the party and for anyone to go against that is not part of the family. Also, President Robert Mugabe said that we must be united as a party and stop all this infighting. This palace coup is unconstitutional and does not hold water.”

He added: “The bottom line is that we have a provincial conference this month where delegates who are the grassroots members and constitute the electoral college will have a final say.”

A source who attended the meeting said 28 votes were garnered against Mliswa, who is also the Hurungwe West legislator and Paradza, legislator of Makonde.

He said: “They want them out. The petition has 28 signatures out of the 50 executive members in the province,” said the source. “The constitution says it should be 26 votes and they have 28 votes so things are not looking good for Mliswa and Paradza.

“They have been plotting against the two and now they think they have something big against them. If the national executive buttress the move, they are gone.”

Ziyambi Ziyambi, the provincial deputy chair, who was said to be the master mind behind the coup d’état against Mliswa said he could not give a comment as he was driving.

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fraction factions - 10 October 2014

This is clearlt a ploy by the Mnangagwa faction to try and weaken mai mujuru`s ascendancy to the throne. We all know that Mliswa is on Mai mujuru`s faction. So Mnangagwa and Jonathan Moyo are trying by all means to weaken mai mujuru, Watch out Grace, Mugabe will leave us soon, whether you like it or not

goriila - 10 October 2014

its a frantic non-event move by clueless power-hungry people.If Mliswa and Paradza are out then who could be the next ?Mash west would now go to the dogs

carson Macate - 10 October 2014

With that insult you were spewing last week they will get you .Better go now before they sly you , Very soon you will be nothing even the farm you stole from a white man they will take it .

Diibulaanyika - 10 October 2014

There is nothing like whiteman farm.Check the constitution the land is now state property my dear brother.Whoever takes the move to grab Mliswa farm as a punitive measure along partisan lines is hare-brained as that will not hurt only Mliswa but the nation as he was working on the farm with other families.Which takes us back to zero situation.Lets resolve issues as issues and not get personal

carson Macate - 11 October 2014

@carson You are the only one in the whole country that still do not know that white zimbabweans farms were stolen from them although it was illegal to so under t the then constitution . May be you were born last year or you are a beneficiary of the chaos that is prevailing in the country. Which is which i do not know but you seem confused and your skop is not correct.

Diibulaanyika - 12 October 2014

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