'Mutasa recall decision final'

HARARE - Zanu PF Manicaland says there is no going back on its recent resolution to expel former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa from the ruling party, adding that the province is now waiting for President Robert Mugabe to endorse the decision on his return from his Far East jaunt.

Samuel Undenge, the Zanu PF Manicaland provincial chairperson, said yesterday that his executive committee would not rescind its decision to have Mutasa expelled from the party, and had already written to the politburo to this effect.

“We are not going to change and we no longer work with Mutasa,” Undenge said.

“The province made its decision on him and it is final.

“We are waiting for the politburo to deliberate on the matter whenever they shall sit and finalise on Mutasa’s matter.”

Mutasa, a member of Mugabe’s first Cabinet when Zimbabwe got its independence in 1980, has told the 15-nation Southern African Development Community (Sadc) that his removal and that of other officials from their positions in the ruling party was unconstitutional.

Mutasa was one of a number of senior party officials, including former vice president Joice Mujuru, who lost their posts at the party’s controversial congress in December last year.

He has also dismissed contemptuously the recommendation by his Manicaland home province to expel him, saying the only Zanu PF that he knew and recognised was the one that existed prior to the “criminal congress” held in Harare last month.

“I want to know which Zanu PF they are talking about,” Mutasa said.

“Is it the Zanu PF after congress where they are members of, or which came to being after the 6th congress?

“If it is that, I am not a member of that. I am a member of Zanu PF which goes up to the 6th congress and they cannot expel me from that and because they are not anymore members of that Zanu PF.”

Although Mutasa still fondly refers to Mugabe as Baba (father) he said his erstwhile comrades who participated in the damp squib “elective” congress last December effectively fired themselves out of the real “law-abiding Zanu PF”.

“They all moved to their Zanu PF after their congress, which was illegal, and I don’t mind how many times they expel me from that because I have never been a member of it,” he said.

Comments (39)

Mutasa abatwa nengozi ya Christpowers Maisiri mwana we MDC-T

Fox Makwiravana - 22 January 2015

Regai zvibayane!

mangwiro - 22 January 2015

I was reading an article by a Ken Yamamoto (Japanese researcher) on Didymus Mutasa. Most of the things he stated were true except the first part of the statement, “In spite of years of despicable oppression and ill-treatment under white colonial rule, I can't help but observe that when given the chance, Africans in general cannot treat themselves and their kind any better than they were treated by colonialists”. I absolutely do not agree with the first part of the statement. As far as I am concerned colonialism was by far and away the best thing that ever happened or will ever happen in the future. Colonialism was the biggest force-multiplier ever. I was born when Godfrey Huggins was prime minister and all I saw was blacks developing all the time. That is, before Garfield Todd, Edgar Whitehead, Winston Field and Ian Smith. I will forever be grateful to colonialism. Without colonialism I and everyone else would just be hunters and gatherers. It took more than a century for whites to carve a modern, functioning, European-style society out of raw African bushveld. “despicable oppression and ill-treatment under white colonial rule”!!!! Utter utter codswallop. These are lies spread by those who wanted power. How can someone say these things when their school and college fees were paid by the colonialists? You have to be criminally gullible and very low intellect to fall for this nonsense. They have totally FAILED to make lives for the people better and are now resorting to Mafioso tactics. How can you say colonialism which brought the GEJO was oppressive? Would you have preferred to use a badza? Silly. If this land had not been colonised would we be having (1) No jobs OR (2) Less jobs OR (3) No jobs at all? If this land had not been colonised would we be having (1) No education OR (2) Less education OR (3) NO education at all?

Musona - 22 January 2015

These black politicians wanted political power but the way they went about it was not the right way - they have been found out. They have now realised that running a country was not as easy as they thought. Instead of serving the people who voted them into power they think getting elected is an opportunity to make money for themselves and their families. I don't care what anyone says, to me, colonialism was the best. It was fair. You reaped what you sowed. There was zero corruption. Everything worked like clockwork. Standards have dropped drastically. Of course the politicians and their merry men will say otherwise because they want to stay in power forever. They will not admit this country is a failed state.

Musona - 22 January 2015

the question comes again. Where is the current cabinet taking us? who will save us from the jaws of power hungry monsters?

pride - 22 January 2015

Only Jesus Christ is the SOLUTION to our problems.......not man.

Solution - 22 January 2015

We can see death is calling other people in ZANU pf. ZANU pf will never be the same but people are going to lose their lives this year and possibly marking the end of it.

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CARTRIDGE GALLERY - 22 January 2015

We are still under a minority rule led by a few ZANU PF thugs. The big difference between the previous system of colonization and today's is that the current system is that destroys the country and the majority of the people. Contrary to the previous system the immensely focused on building the country for the benefit of future generation. CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY.

Ziziharinanyanga - 22 January 2015

'All men are created equal', The Bible and constitutions of hundreds of countries agree with that fact. Therefore colonialism, racism, apartheid and tribalism are all wrong, they have been condemned the whole world over and rightfully so. The fact of the matter here is had the tsunami that wiped out Mutasa and cronies left him out, we would not be hearing any of this cry baby talk from the once untouchable 'Manicaland godfather'. There are no clear cut rules when it comes to politics, it's one dirty game even he (Mutasa) should know that for he has been in it far too long.

Dr Know - 22 January 2015

colonialism is the worst thing that ever happened to this country except for a few who benefited from it. those who got diplomas of colonialism will always praise thier former masters. for some of us, it was the worst thing ever. we wouldn't want it to happen to this country and its people again.

taurai - 22 January 2015

Much as I would want to, its hard to hit back on Musona. I wish we had modest leaders who could prove otherwise.

selele - 22 January 2015

ZVEMAGONYETI EFERTILIZER EMAHARA ZVAPERA

David Panganai - 22 January 2015

For 35 yrs this country has no govt but a bunch of pretenders ,thieves , thugs and witches acting as our govt leaders . The govt of Muzorewa was the last govt in this country .In its short time Muzorewa led govt built houses for the poor eg Glen view . i know not a single hamlet that was built by zanu for the poor but insteady destroyed thousands house for very poor voters and citizens under operation hlalani kahle. Murambatsina .i can not mention the Smith govt as every thing we have from roads .railway , govt buildings including the capital city , hospitals and farms all were built by whites. Zanu has done for us and will continue doing so . So if there is any person still supporting this party he or she must be insane suwa nyanisi ..

Diibulaanyika - 22 January 2015

Blacks want power and if that power is threatened they go for broke. They can destroy anything in their way as long as they retain power, to hell with the country and the people that is the black mentality. I agree with Musona colonialism gave us some semblance of normality which is being thrashed by Mugabe and his inner circle. The best the have done is build poshy houses buy poshy cars even when the chinese tell them to be financially disciplined they think its being aid to the povo yet it is the big guys who abuse funds. Imagine the big houses the cars they buy, if that money could be saved by having decent good cheaper houses and cars and the rest invested in reviving industry. Now almost every black who owns a business looks at how bug his house must be and the best car for him is and not how he can expand his business or pay his workers. Black is cursed I am sorry. I am asking God why he made me black.

maita - 22 January 2015

Colonialim was better.You could get milk by the door steps,bread was quality.With time they were going to redistribute land equitably.They built schools and agricultural institutes meaning they had the land issue in mind,just that the pace at which they were going was well calculated to rip Return on Investment.Those guys were good.Their education was good and I never heard of an exam leak.Dzoserai nyika tigoipuhwa zvisina ropa tiine investment and all.

chimusoro - 22 January 2015

kuti dzorerai nyika is admitting in one way or the other that we are all failures. i do not think that the failure of a few individuals should be summed up to represent everyone's capacity to perform. there are many zimbos who can do this job and very well for that matter. time will tell. there is no need to retrogress back to the smith era or even to wish for one of their kind to takeover this task. we have to believe that we are human enough to lead ourselves reasonably.

taurai - 22 January 2015

I like musona ,he says it as it is ,we prefer to say it in our houses ,before the jolly want to be good start saying otherwise ,Rhodesia was better than this crap of a nation we have been made ot accept as the best alternative..we cant even drink water from our own taps and yet we are billed for it ,kare we got milk delivered on our doorsteps and none thot of taking it ,now we cant even afford real milk daily..Mugabe must go

chogugudza - 22 January 2015

Its game over for Mutasa. If he is still alive ,he will be back after mugabe dies. The destruction caused by zanu pf government for 35 years if one is to measure it in earthquake scale its a plus 50 on ricta scale. When Zanu pf took over this country it was a cake and they its now a raw sewage. Around 1959-1960 Zimbabwe under colonialists was the second to have a broadcast television services in Africa after Eygpt and south africa followed 16years later. ZBC is the worst in africa at the moment. With the way the colonialist set the pace in development by now zimbabwe could have aquired bullet trains and not catching fires. Air zimbabwe on 30 june 1980 recorded a profit of ZWD 330 000 (220 000 pounds) Where is Air zimbabwe now? Zanu pf government have failed big time.

X-MAN IV - 22 January 2015

Kudzingwa kwaMutasa hatina basa nako zvagara hazvivunzi budiriro kuMberengwa ngaende hatina basa naye Tirikigozhegwa nevupenyu vuno tichimwa mvura yomumufuku makore makumi matatu nemana tawana rusununguko asi tirikungominya hlamvu yenhamo . PASI NEMHONDI DZEZANU PF DZOSE

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 22 January 2015

in 1980 when zanu pf won elections,they found fat a/c in various sectors of govt - local authorities,rural councils etc, town planning was just exalent,,think of Harare gardens,miekles park in mutare,the green in marondera ,today its a bad sight,in marondera the dombotombo green is now history,in gvt hatitaure,all this was caused by Mugabe,he brought FREEDOM AND CORRUPTION,zrp wore Chunica and were very active ZERO CORRUPTION,TODAY ZIMBABWE IS SMELLING,PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY FOR FOOD,JOBS,BETTER HEALTH ,MUGABE MUST JUST REST AND LEAVE THE MESS!

kambudzi - 22 January 2015

Although I agree that colonisation brought civilization and Industrialisation , I strongly disagree that colonisation was the best thing that happened to us and that there was ZERO CORRUPTION before independence. Corruption has always been there although it was concealed under the carpet so that those who are so ignorant would say it was not there. As food for thought, lets ask ourselves how whites ended up with more farms in Africa than Africans. To pass such ill advised information is malicious and should be shunned with contempt it deserves. Such conveyance of frivolous information is tantamount to peeing on people's faces and tell them that its raining. Out of all Zimbabweans, I can guarantee Musona with highest degree of confidence that there is a handful of people who share similar views with him if he is not the only one holding such perception towards colonialism. Lets bring value to the podium and this platform & concentrate particularly on the issue of how we as Zimbabweans can unite against ZANU PF and its cadres so that we boot it out of the political league. Lets level our heads and focus more on solutions that help build our country. Focusing on the good & bad of the colonial era is not going to help anyone as it does not bring bread & butter on the table. Its time to work up fellow country man & not focus on how some enjoyed the colonial era, saying so will have no difference with ZANU PF which reminds us of the liberation struggle almost everyday. For the last time, lets dwell more on how we can remove ZANU on the political arena and field new political parties.

Mentalist - 22 January 2015

Tomorrow comes after dark

Mentalist - 22 January 2015

GENTLEMEN,KUSHATA ZVARO GUDO ASI HARIDYE USIKU,WHEN ZIMBABWE GOT FREE,MUGABE AKASHANDA ZVATINOZIVA TOSE,LOOK AT GROWTH POINTS IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY,YOU CANT COMPARE ZIMBABWE WITH ITS NEXT DOORS LIKE MOZA,ZAMBIA,MALAWI,THE PROBLEM IS THAT OUR PRESIDENT IS ON THE SPORT LIGHT,HE IS SOMETIMES PUNISHED FOR THINGS HE DOES NOT EVEN KNOW,NHAU YOFIRA VAMUGABE NDEYE MINDA - VHU,ASI NO 1 IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO SAY MUGABE BUILT NEW AIRPORT,GUTU ,MPANDAWANA G.POINT,MASVINGO NE CARPET,CHINYUDZE ,MUREHWA G.POINT,,KO ZVIPATARA ,HATITAURE,THOSE IN DIASPORA ARE CONSIDERED BECAUSE MUGABE EDUCATED THEM TO BE NURSES,DOCTORS ETC,ZIMBABWE MUAKOSHIWE CHEZURO NEHOPE.MUSONA CAN SAY THIS OR THAT ABOUT COLONIALISM,THATS THE SAME WAY WE WILL AGAIN COMPLAIN WISHING IF IT WAS MUGABE ERA,WHEN THINGS GO OFF HAND THAN WHAT U THINK.TAKE IT EAZY REMEMBER HOW IRAQ ,LBYA AND EGYPT WAS.TODAY ISIS IRI KUDIMBURA VANHU MISORO

CREIG - 22 January 2015

kudos to @mentalist. hapana kutsvinya kunopfuura kunzi nembava 'i did well to take your property away from you'. varungu vakauya kuzoba. this is what they admit themselves and someone purporting to be a zimbabwean says that was the best thing that ever happened to us. nhamo yakaunzwa nezanu yakutenderedzai misoro manje.

taurai - 22 January 2015

taurai - Unoti varungu vakauya kuzoba ko iwe na sekuru vako vekuma hosteri maigogara seyi mu hosteri ye varungu mbavha? Handiti sekuru vako vaisevenzera mabhunu achi iwayo? Zvamaiziva kuti varungu imbavha maigosevenzera varungu vacho seyi? Wakachengetwa ne mari ye mabhunu na sekuru vako veku ma hosteri wave kuti nhasi vakanga vauya kuzoba. Zvauri kutaura hazvina ne njere chimu CIO. Futseki wako.

Der - 22 January 2015

taurai-Mbava dziri muZANU kwete varungu vawakavenga ava.Blacks & whites have completely different cultural backgrounds which is mistaken for racism.Black is Black & White is White.You can't be Black if you are White,neither can one be White when they are Black.We are simply different but we can co-exist peacefully.Right now most of Black workers never share the same toilets with their Black bosses.What is that??

DEMBETEMBE - 23 January 2015

Most of the writers on this platform appear educated but they forget they got education because of the free-education for all that Mugabe Introduced!!! Zimbabwe became the most literate country because of Mugabe's policies. The economy started serving everyone and there is the problem. During Smith few blacks were going to school....today anyone can go to school. You wouldnt walk in First Street Harare....sorry Salisbury!!!! Now even sekuru from Gandanzara go there!!!! So for those saying colonialism was the best .....A BIG NO!!!!! DONT BE FOOLED AND DONT HAVE A SHORT MEMORY!!! THE ECONOMY WAS SERVING WHITE PEOPLE AND A FEW BLACKS THEN!!!!

Mwana Wevhu - 23 January 2015

MUTASA YOU ARE GONE JUST LIKE TEKERE!!! MAKE AS MUCH NOISE AS YOU WANT BUT YOU ARE GONE. YOUR CORRUPTION IS CATCHING UP WITH YOU.....YOU ARE GOING TO LOOSE EVERYTHING!!! MUTEZO IS GONE, MVUNDURA IS GONE, MUJURU IS GONE KWASARA YOUR YES-MEN LIKE FUNGAI MBETSA!!!!!!!

MUTASA TASA!! - 23 January 2015

the problem is that we are hungry and angry such that we are not processing our thoughts properly. most of us are emotional. because of that some seem to think that it is best to give the leadership of our country to the former colonisers. some are saying no. we cannot allow that to happen because this is our inheritance. more so, we can lead our country out of poverty to a reasonable economy. reasonable because there will always be shortcomings in any economy. yes we have realised the evilness of corrupt practices. yes we do not want road that expose us to uncessary harzards like it is today, yes we do not want dirty water. thats why we are saying its time we talk about true patriotism not corrupt leaders who spend their loot on european luxury. once such a mindset becomes a party of our practice, we will once again become the break-basket of the world. until then, we can only hope for a better tomorrow in which we ourselves will put bread and milk on our door-steps not some oppressors who call themselves settlers. no nada.

taurai - 23 January 2015

i meant bread-basket- sorry

taurai - 23 January 2015

Who really cares about Cde Didymus? i mean really?? The country needs to move on. The 6th Conference was another example of what people never cared for in all honesty. As for some of my brothers in sisters still living in Zimbabwe and praising the current regime, how about a little homework. Make time to look around you, the dirty city centers, the unemployed masses and the rising death rates, if you still strongly believe that this regime is has done a wonderful job, then its safe for me to call you selfish and retarded. You must be insane to believe that you care about your people. Its quite clear that they are not happy. The MDC remains ineffectual, almost as if they get paid to lose, we need to work together and move on from politics if it's that complicated for the masses.

vincent - 23 January 2015

Colonialism was absolutely bad. Musona makes the wrong asumption that Africans needed colonialism to develop. That is a gross error in thought. African civilization required a transfer of knowledge, and sharing of techniques but that did not need colonialism to occur. Remember some well meaning missionaries arrived in Zimbabwe (or other African countries) before the colonialists arrived, and they contributed to Africans' development without ever demeaning someone's humanity. The ills of the current government do not justify the ill of colonialism. Also, Zimbabwe is 34 years old. In historical time, Zimbabwe is still a young nation. A lot of errors were made, and sadly some of our generation will never enjoy the fruits of black majority rule, but the future generations will look back and appreciate growing in a country where they are neither discriminated for their physical appearance nor for their political affiliation.

Gatsi Rusere - 25 January 2015

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