Zanu PF demo against Wadyajena flops

HARARE - A demonstration planned by ruling party youths against Gokwe-Nembudziya Zanu PF MP, Justice Mayor Wadyajena in Manicaland flopped at the weekend after the provincial youth league declined to cooperate, the Daily News has learnt.

The plot to demonstrate against Wadyajena, who is believed to be vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s protégé, reportedly emanated from his recent spat with Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere in Parliament.

Kasukuwere accused Wadyajena of abusing his position as chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Indigenisation to settle personal scores when he was called to Parliament to explain how he handled indigenisation deals with mining companies when he was still Indigenisation minister.

Following a harsh exchange of words between the two, Wadyajena’s committee went on to prefer contempt of Parliament charges against the Local Government minister.

This did not go down well with some party youths sympathetic to Kasukuwere, especially from Harare province that began mobilising youths throughout the country, de-campaigning the legislator as “disrespectful.”

Insiders told the Daily News, the youths, led by acting Harare youth league chairman Edison Takataka and Acie Lumumba, the Zanu PF losing candidate for Hatfield in the July 31, 2013 elections, were met with resistance in Manicaland.

“They wanted to influence us to join them in their fight with Wadyajena but as a province we did not see any reason to fight him as he was only doing his job as an MP,” a provincial youth leader who declined to be named for fear of reprisals said.

“We have our own problems here to worry ourselves about that. We are preparing for our own elections which are going to be held in September and you know that all is not well here.”

Wadyajena yesterday said the Zanu PF youths were demonstrating from a point of ignorance.

“Most likely they are being hoodwinked,” he said.

“In the execution of my mandate, I am guided by the Constitution of Zimbabwe and Parliamentary Standing Rules and Orders. The legislative authority of Zimbabwe is derived from the people and it is important for the ‘people’ to know the truth.

“In any case, why should I be afraid if I’m doing the correct thing?”

Last week, party youths in Harare took turns to lambast Wadyajena during the ground-breaking ceremony of a Zanu PF information centre in Hatfield which the fiery legislator allegedly snubbed.

“Tiri kuona kuti mamwe mayouth ari kudzikisira vakuru vedu muParliament to the extent of blasting our national political commissar in Parliament (We see some of our youths denigrating their seniors),” Takataka said.

“We do not want such people in the party. If you are an MP, your duty is to represent people and not to blast party leadership,.

“As Harare youths, we are saying we do not want such people. We want youths who can be commanded, not what Wadyajena is doing in Parliament.”

Lumumba on his part tore into Wadyajena, saying challenging elders was alien to Zanu PF

“How is it that you are a chairman of a mere parliamentary portfolio committee, but you have the audacity of challenging the national political commissar who was appointed by the president on issues to do with indigenisation?” he asked.

“Is indigenisation Kasukuwere’s child? Who is the father of indigenisation? So, where is Kasukuwere coming in? If you challenge the national political commissar, next you are slowly aiming to challenge the president.

“He (Wadyajena) claims that he has the support of other senior members, I do not know.”

Comments (10)

takataka, we are saying no to corruption, if we are up rooting it, dont disturb. kusada kubvunzwa ikoko ndokwatiri kuramba.

rasta - 4 August 2015

Justice Wadyajene thinks that just because he is Mnangagwa`s protege, he has got the right to walk over everyone, not just in Zanu pf only but wherever he goes he acts as if he owns the country...... Out of interest how far has Zimra gone with its case against Wadyajena. The guy owes Zimra millions in VAT payments.... Then he tries to act as if he is innocent..... he is a frauduster...

rogue - 4 August 2015

kkkkkkkk zanu pf youths are being used by their leaders to fight their is high time these youths wake up.

Ngwarai - 4 August 2015

stupid youths....!! they need to wake up and smell the coffee...

hey - 4 August 2015

Why is kasukuwere being defensive i'm sure he knows he has a case to answer. Let people do their work freely. Unfortunately zanu pf youths never learn that they always get used by these selfish politicians and it's a shame.

misty - 4 August 2015

Misty, the guilty are always afraid and they use thuggish means to intimidate people . ZANU pf youth s are a real problem to the development of Zimbabwe. They lack skills and they do not even bother to learn anything because they are used to grab and run. Kasukuwire is being quizzed because he flouted corporate governance principles . How can one be a cabinet minister without accountability? The youth must learn to dissect facts and act later . They just demonstrate without even understanding what they are demonstrating for. They should let this youngman do his job and not try to intimidate him.

Dzasuka - 4 August 2015

If there is no case why wont cde Kasukuwere be honorable and answer the questions. Then it will be for all to see that cde Wadyajena was not sincere. As it stands cde Kasukuwere is not sincere.

muzimbo - 5 August 2015

Side effects of unemployment ,you by them beer and zanu pf youth can do anything with impunity

Baba Dougie - 5 August 2015

Shame on these youths whom we thought they could be our leaders tomorrow. One of them is rotting in jail (Gomwe) and they never learn. Instead of fighting for jobs you busy kutengwa ne DORO. Vamwe isu takatengwa ne Ropa ra Jesu, imwi murikutengwa ne DORO. You will remain poor those buying you beer getting richer.Mamuriko ku parliament kwacho? For your own info, Kasukuwere anokurashayi kana zvaipa. Remember ana Jimmy Kunaka? Unosevenzeswa se chewing gum.

Ngwekazi - 5 August 2015

These youths of zanu pf are a disgrace to our beloved country we can not look forward to a reasonable leadership from them especialy when Kasukuwere publicly calls himself a THUG .What can we expect from them ? Only their thugish behaviour they learnt from their chief THUG Katsukuviri what a pity.WADYAJENA DONT BE INTIMIDATED AND DONT STOP ,OPEN THE BAG OF THIS THUGS MURKY DEALINGS . GO WADYAJENA GOOOO

G35 - 5 August 2015

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