Kasukuwere, Chombo scoff at Mutasa probe recusal call

HARARE - Ignatius Chombo, the Zanu PF secretary for administration and political commissar Savior Kasukuwere, yesterday vowed that they would not recuse themselves from the disciplinary hearing of former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa.

Speaking on the sidelines of a clean-up campaign in Harare’s Central Business District, Kasukuwere said Zanu PF would move forward with the removal of “bad apples”.

“Zanu PF is moving forward. We will move on with the cleansing of the party. We will clean the city and the party,” Kasukuwere said.

Chombo said people should allow the disciplinary committee to do its work without speculating about its mandate.

“There is a big misconception,” Chombo said. “This disciplinary committee is a standing committee that will be there for the next five years. It has not been installed to deal with an individual but all the disciplinary cases of the party.

“So let’s not speculate about the committee. Allow it to carry out its work and when we have come up with resolutions, we will come back to you.”

President Robert Mugabe last week established a disciplinary committee led by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko to deal with Mutasa’s issue.

Other members of the committee are Patrick Chinamasa, secretary for legal affairs; Kembo Mohadi, secretary for security; and Mugabe’s wife Grace, who is also chairperson of the women’s league. Mutasa had said Kasukuwere, Chombo, and the First Lady should recuse themselves from the disciplinary hearing as they actively participated in dethroning him.

Mutasa told the Daily News this week that he would attend the hearing out of respect for Mugabe.

“Well, I shall attend the meeting out of respect for the president who is the sole legal official of the party,” Mutasa said.

“I shall request that some members of the committee who have shown extreme hatred for me be left out of the committee.

“There is more that I want to say in the future following receipt of their invitation (to the disciplinary hearing),” he added.

Comments (10)

On the 21 September 2014 (*Before Congress) Ignatius Chombo said the nation stands to benefit immensely from Mujuru's judicious guidance. “We look forward to your continued astute guidance as we strive to bring sound local governance to people of Zimbabwe,” he said. “May your achievement be an inspiration to your family, women and the nation at large.” “Your military prowess (Joice Mujru) that you exhibited as a guerrilla fighter set you in good stead for ascendancy to the position of vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and your academia achievements will further widen your knowledge base for the benefit of the people you serve,” Chombo said. Chombo belongs to the Mujuru camp.

Musona - 5 February 2015

Kasukuwere will try to play big today now...okay. But your time will come. You are just a ponny in the BIG game. Once you have done your part, the Chiwengas and Mnangagwas will weed you out. You should know better..

selele - 5 February 2015

True Kasukuwewewre is just a ponny in thge big Gameand he is so stupid he does not see it

Garikayi - 5 February 2015

Iwe kasukuwere indava uridofo, uchamama ZANU hauizive

zvichapera - 5 February 2015

well, all set for the hearing, if I were Mutasa I would call a press conference before I go for the hearing because, as we know how Zanu Pf operates, you may not have the time to call another conference Zanu Pf inowuraya, prepare fro the worst especially when other people in the part suspect that after the outcome of the hearing you may release sensitive information, you may be history soon

sherpard - 5 February 2015

Kasukuwere is one of those characters who is casing policy confusion in government. Whilst one minister is correcting misconception about policy positions Kasukuwere is heard saying the opposite. Recall his highly damaging confrontations with ex- Governor Gono over indigenisation. Just a week ago he was lauded by many people as taking a conciliatory stance when he went to Manicaland and told his party's provincial committee that he was there not to witch hunt or agitate for the firing of any party cadre but to unite the party. Now suddenly the same Kasukuwere has again changed tact and is already pre-emptying what his disciplinary committee will do to Mutasa whom he has already pre-judged and pre-condemned.His immaturity and newly acquired self- importance makes him fail to realise that the likes of Mutasa are struggle stalwarts who made it possible for quislings and simpletons like him to be where they are today.

tafa mutekwe - 6 February 2015

Ana Kasukuwere you still have lots of years to live ahead of you and you stoop so low to pre-judge munhu wamurikutonga. Zimbabwe irikuuya iyi muchashaya pekugara matorerwa twese twunovhairisai nehumbimbindoga hunoitwa na sekuru vatarisana nedenga ava! Vakabva zvinyorwa izvi zvichasara zviriko mugotambudzika kuzvitsanangura. SaChombo wakatomirirwa nemhondi kuchikurubhi kuti dzigomuite galfrend kana adeedzwako!

Bindu Mupindu - 6 February 2015

PSI-Z is distributing drugs for abortion in centres which we know. We have evidence to that. If you abort a pregnant you are paid for the abortion $330.00. Amai Dr. Grace Mugabe wher are you. NGOs distributing abortion drugs and on top giving the people money as a thank you for aborting. Population Services International -Zimbabwe please stop ?????????????

able - 6 February 2015

PSI-Z is distributing drugs for abortion in centres which we know. We have evidence to that. If you abort a pregnant you are paid for the abortion $330.00. Amai Dr. Grace Mugabe wher are you. NGOs distributing abortion drugs and on top giving the people money as a thank you for aborting. Population Services International -Zimbabwe please stop ?????????????

able - 6 February 2015

Cleansing in Zanu Pf should target and put the following trouble and mischief-makers into their position for the good of the party which is now in tatters.Kasukuwere,Jona Moyo,Chombo,Zhuwawo,Chiyangwa,Ziyambi,O.Muchinguri and their other hiding associates who are still working for the fall of the party.The President is just a pawn manipulated in this game as he is now incapacitated and can no longer read events

carson Macate - 7 February 2015

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