Confusion reigns supreme in Zanu PF

BULAWAYO - Confusion continues to reign supreme at the Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial offices as two factions fight for the control of the province.

This comes after the executive led by the purported acting chairman claimed it had booted out Callistus Ndlovu and five of his executive members from the party on Sunday.

Ndlovu became the seventh provincial leader to fall prey to the onslaught on Vice President Joice Mujuru and her perceived allies as the potentially explosive party’s congress nears.

Ndlovu and his team were accused of among other things fanning divisions in the party and refusing to endorse the First family.

Refusing to budge, Ndlovu and his team met at the party provincial offices.

George Mlala is now the acting chairman. Ndlovu’s team claimed counterfeit signatures were used in ousting them. They countermanded the putsch by also passing a vote of no confidence on Mlala’s new executive which is aligned to the Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa faction.

Ndlovu’s executive accused Mlala’s team of causing and sowing seeds of division within the party in general among other reasons.

As the drama continued to unfold, Mlala and his team yesterday called a press conference during a provincial meeting at Davies Hall to cement their position and declare that they are in charge.

“We are the legitimate executive.

“Those ones forget about them they were booted out and they are now history,” Mlala said.

“What they did yesterday was just a worthless defiance and they are used to that,” he said, adding they were being influenced by their leader in apparent reference to Mujuru.

“If you are pushing someone’s agenda, you can’t retract that without his or her permission. Anyway many others have gone the same way despite the defiance,” Mlala said. He also accused Ndlovu and his executive of being moles in the party who were pushing a “Western agenda.”

Contacted for comment yesterday, Ndlovu referred this reporter to the party administrator at Davies Hall, Ndebele who was not reachable on his mobile.

Comments (10)

well things have changed in zimbabwe these days. there are now some individuals in politics who have the guts to say no whenever asked to support what is against thier conscience. this is a new development that we very much welcome. we can only be progressive when we are able to express selves with two words; yes/no. in this instance ndlovu felt no was appropriate and thats fine. he exercised his right.

tula - 20 November 2014

Vote of no confidence from bused people from other provinces is used to oust provincial leaders on the 12th hour towards the congress. It beats me. How dull Zimbabweans are used and manipulated by Zanu-PF leadership to achieve their selfish whims. Callistus Ndlovu, congratulations! you have stood your ground. Reject the crap with contempt it deserves! You are indeed proper madoda sibili! Infact tell everybody country wide to reject the crap!

Mbareboy - 20 November 2014

look at the reasons for vote of no confidence 1-you did not read solidarity message 2-you did not support us when we occupied council land .same applied to Bhaskiti in Masvingo,1-is refusing us to occupy Hullets sugar lands. thats zanupf for zimbos.......soooorrriiiiii

zpf - 20 November 2014

if you closely analyse the photos of those bussed people you can read fear expressed in thier faces. these are people frog marched from their vending stalls to every other place. just the photos tell a very different story. inonzi desparedo yarova vakuru vedu. cross boader trades etc etc.

tula - 20 November 2014

Jonathan Moyo once suggested that Zanu PF can only be destroyed from within. This is no longer a hollow analysis but prophetic wisdom. One thing Zimbabweans never imagined though, is that the internal destruction or destabilisation would be championed by President Mugabe's own wife.

weevil chipfukuto - 20 November 2014

Yah if you refuse them to loot you are a gamatox and they said gamatox is a banned substance.

maita - 20 November 2014

George Mlala is the one who is abused by Mnangagwa and co.

Jonathiel Moyowaonda - 20 November 2014

All it takes for one to topple someone from their position now in ZANU is an accusation that they do not support the first family and they support the 'western agenda' and out the back door they will go. Those booted out will put up a strong fight to show their allegiance to the first family,at the end of the day however, those that are more convincing by their bootlicking tactics will hold sway.

Dr Know - 20 November 2014

vote of no confusion i think....pple being chased out for not being confused.

valembe - 20 November 2014

vote of no confusion i think...pple chased out for not being confused

valembe - 20 November 2014

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