Gumbo ravages Chombo

HARARE - Rugare Gumbo, the Zanu PF spokesperson, has contemptuously dismissed the purported ousting of Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa saying it’s a “shame and a sign of desperation” by one faction.

Ignatius Chombo, a Mashonaland West politburo member, was quoted in the State media claiming that the politburo, Zanu PF’s highest decision-making body outside congress, had upheld the suspension of Mliswa.

But Gumbo said in a statement the matter will only be debated, endorsed or rejected when the politburo meets this week.

Zanu PF secretary for legal affairs Emmerson Mnangagwa, national chairperson Simon Khaya Moyo and Gumbo yesterday deliberated on the matter and agreed that Mliswa’s fate will only be discussed on Thursday when the politburo meets.

“The official party position pertaining to the Mashonaland West provincial chairman Cde Temba Mliswa remains that the so-called vote-of-no-confidence in Cde Mliswa continues to be a matter which the party’s disciplinary committee is seized with,” Gumbo said, adding that “any claim to the contrary must be dismissed as sinister, divisive and plainly factional.”

In the deadly war of attrition to succeed President Robert Mugabe, who will be 91 in four months’ time, vice president Joice Mujuru and Mnangagwa reportedly lead rival factions.

And as the December congress looms, Mujuru’s rivals have been clandestinely plotting to weed out chairpersons seen as loyal to her so as to undermine her.

Mliswa, who is related to Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, is linked to the so-called Mujuru faction.

Although some party officials from Mashonaland West have passed a vote-of-no-confidence in Mliswa on charges of being divisive, Gumbo said only the party’s disciplinary committee has the final say.

“People might harbour certain selfish and factional agendas but rules are rules and we expect them to be followed to the letter — whether such rules are politically expedient or not,” Gumbo said.

“Otherwise what these elements are doing amounts to the gross undermining of the role not just of the politburo as the most sacred and essential organ of the party but also of my office and position as the party’s spokesperson.”

He added that it “is shocking that senior party officials who know or ought reasonably to know of the existence of these basic and elementary rules of procedure are in fact completely and utterly ignorant of what needs to be done. It’s a shame and a sign that desperation has really reached unprecedented and shameful levels,” said Gumbo.

Comments (12)

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selele - 28 October 2014

If there is an asset that we still have in Zanu Pf is our spokesperson keep on well Cde Gumbo.You have the interests of your party ,our party at heart.You have simply exposed these hyenas in sheep these Chombos,Ziyambis,Zhuwawao who are striving to kill Mash West,Taking the first lady for a ride and giving her the task of an animal of burden to clear the way for their function.Mudhara Mnangagwa i usde to respect you as sekuru we shamwari yangu as i grew up seeing coming visiting but no more with aligned to these uncouth characters.No man in his senses wouls want to be identified by Chombo,Zhuwawao,Ziyambi,Chiyangwa,Kasukuwere and Jonathan Moyo

carson Macate - 28 October 2014

konhai veduweeeeee

haiwaiwa - 28 October 2014

Gumbo, the famous rebel, is at pains trying to defend the indefensible, how on earth can a serious party stick to that street kid, mliswa is a goner and now history.Rugare Gumbo has been offside several times and whatever he say its hallucinatory, period, he needs to have l his facial lymps diagnosed, the man is clearly sick . It affects the brains also.

reason - 28 October 2014

reason you are just an imbecile.Whatever you comment shows how shallow minded you are.Keep on dreaming but by the time you will wake up you will be ashamed of even looking at your own face in the mirror.

chimuti - 28 October 2014

Chombo, God forbid why are the people from Zvimba constistuencies pushing for Temba Muliswa's ouster. I smell a rat.

chombo - 28 October 2014

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flixcom solutions - 28 October 2014

So that people know..... that young legislator called Justice Mayor Wadyajena is Mnangagwa`s secret key. I used to see Mnangagwa visit lot at Wadyajena`s office at Fidelity Life Tower along Raleigh road. Mayor Wadyajena is the one who handles all of Mnangagwa`s corrupt dealings. We all know that all his monies actually belong to Mnangagwa. Please Zanu pf investigate this. That is why this Mayor Wadyajena is so arrogant.

kwazvo - 28 October 2014

It's now time to start checking who are the true ZANU PF loyalists. Vana mafikezole can do anything to destroy the once Vibrant Party. Can I ask a question ? Is it Morgan Tsvangirai who has always been accused of causing devision as it has always been reported. People of Zimbabwe open your eyes please. These young kids will make sure the country has to be destroyed for there on Benefits

Karigamombe - 28 October 2014

Zvino toziva zvipi? Uyu arkutaura zvake mumwe arikutaura zvake. Magarisa pachigaro pasina chamurikuita. Zve economy ne Zimasset pasi tsve. Mese mungakundwe ne kachembere kavekuda kufa. Asika hatingatongwe nemukadzi. Chirudziyi ichocho kuti isu vakarembedza totongwa ne vakadzi? Vakadzi ku ma kicheni nekurera vana kwete kutonga. Kubatira chirungu pamusoro. Kubvira pasichigere varume ndovagara vachitonga - no petticoat government. Uwe Gumbo unososimudzira Mai Mujuru seyi iwe munhu wemurume? Ko kumba kwako anotonga ndiyani?

Der - 28 October 2014

gumbo une ma good bye iwe unotambura nechirwere

chibababa - 29 October 2014

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