'Mutasa hearing on with or without him'

HARARE - Pupurayi Togarepi, the Zanu PF youth league chairperson, insists former party bigwig Didymus Mutasa’s proposed disciplinary hearing will proceed whether he turns up or not.

Togarepi, who is one of the six-member disciplinary committee set up by President Robert Mugabe to deal with Mutasa’s alleged misdemeanours, said the committee’s verdict would not be dependent on whether Mutasa attends the hearing.

The other members of the committee chaired by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko are Patrick Chinamasa, secretary for legal affairs; Savior Kasukuwere, political commissar; Kembo Mohadi, secretary for security; and Mugabe’s wife Grace, chairperson of the Women’s League.

The mooted hearing comes amid calls by some party hawks such as Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri and Kasukuwere to have Mutasa expelled from the party forthwith.

“The process will not stop whether Mutasa comes or not as it is his constitutional right not to attend.  It is his own business if he does not come as he is claiming and it will not change anything as we will go ahead and sit as a committee.

“Zanu PF is bigger than an individual and Mutasa has been part of the process for his entire life.

“He knows how it works,” Togarepi said.

He said he would not predict the outcome of the hearing before the sitting.

“I can refer you to the chairperson, vice president Mphoko on that matter but we are waiting for him to set the date and time for the hearing. We are all looking forward to it,” Togarepi said.

Mutasa has dismissed the hearing which wants to question him for his remarks describing Zanu PF’s damp squib “elective” congress that was held in Harare in December last year as “null and void”.

He has also threatened to take legal action against Zanu PF’s leadership, seeking to nullify the appointments made by Mugabe at the disputed congress.

He has also written to Sadc leaders asking them to mediate in the political discord within Zanu PF.

Mutasa is adamant that the party’s December congress was illegal, and has gone on to implore Mugabe to “listen to the voice of the majority” in the ruling party and ignore the advice of Mafikizolos (Johnny-come-latelies) who his group says have hijacked the party and are leading the nonagenarian down the garden path.

Mutasa courted the wrath of his erstwhile Zanu PF comrades when he recently signed a damning statement which was provocatively written in his former capacity as the ruling party’s secretary for administration.

The no-holds-barred statement also called for the nullification of all “purported constitutional amendments drafted and rail-roaded immediately before this so-called congress”, as well as the restoration of the “elective dignity of congress and the one-man one-vote principle as enunciated by our armed struggle and constitution”.

Comments (7)

Iye Togarepi wacho anofanira kuziva kuti nhasi ndiMutasa . Mangwana achava iye...kkk

Tahir Iqbal - 31 January 2015

Con-GRACE wasn't organized by ROBBERt...Instead, (Dis)GRACE was calling the shots. Where is she now? We hear she is hibernating somewhere in the "Far East". Doing what..... Something is happening in the First Marriage.

observer 2013 - 31 January 2015

Cde Togarepi and his clique that comprises Weevils must rescue from calling Cde Mutasa to a kangaroo court. The group save Cdes Oppah and VP Mphoko are not known in our party. We urgue Baba Mutasa not to go and stand before his enemies. Weevils will never conquer a pesticide such as Gamatox never! We will never surrender our party to Grace Mugabe and her mafia gang. I respesct Cde Rugare Gumbo and the entire innocent crew that were purged and continuously persecuted by Grace Mugabe and company. He he Amai, amai vani, kamwana kasina tsika kanotuka varwiri verusunguko? It is not only an insult to summon Cde Mutasa to a kangaroo court but the highest level of stupidity on President Mugabe who believes that since he is now henperked by his wife everyone should be controlled too by Grace. "Ndiri kunyorerwa tsamba kuti ndavakutaurisa ndanzi ndichigara pasi. Kana kumba ndizvo zvandinoitwa zvino handingarambi ndototerera.PASI NEZANUPF!!!' Saka apanduka ndiani? Robert Gabriel Mugabe is now denouncing ZANUPF

Jonathiel Moyowaonda - 31 January 2015

Mujibha wemaComrades Togarepi is playing with fire. He is too junior to mame such comments.

selele - 31 January 2015

Mupfana Togarepi you were still in your father's cock when Mutasa was being harrassed by the Rhodesians during the Chimurenga war.Siyana nazvo,remember Jimmy Kunaka.

Guranyanga - 31 January 2015

Mutasa has firmly said he is not a member of a zanu that was created after december 6 2014 . All those who are talking against him are just waiting their time . Very soon he will launching legal challenge in courts of law against his enemies and all sane citizens will support him all the way to the court . Yes he needs support from us as he is fighting against the country 's number one enemy Mugabe.

Diibulaanyika - 31 January 2015

Mugabe is full of himself and clever crooks under him take advantage of this weakness. they just sing-praise their way into riches and nothing happens and can happen to them. Sankara woye!!

selele - 2 February 2015

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