Ex-minister in soup over Mutsvangwa

HARARE - Former Mashonaland West governor Peter Chanetsa faces the boot from the restive Zanu PF provincial coordinating committee (PCC) for allegedly misrepresenting facts regarding the ejection of War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa recently.

Following Mutsvangwa’s ouster last weekend there were groans from his sympathisers who were quick to point to a possible breach of party procedure in the manner the vote of no confidence was passed.

Some, including Chanetsa, even claimed they were made to believe that they were signing for their travel and subsistence allowances for the just-ended Victoria Falls, Zanu PF annual conference.

But the deeply-divided ruling party’s Mashonaland West deputy provincial chairperson Keith Guzah, who announced Mutsvangwa’s ouster at a press conference on Monday, came out guns blazing yesterday, accusing the former Mashonaland West governor of causing confusion in President Robert Mugabe’s home province “in pursuit of self-serving agendas”.

Mutsvangwa was expelled from Mashonaland West on charges of undermining the authority of Mugabe and his wife Grace.

Guzah, who was armed with the petition on which Chanetsa’s signature appeared on number 28 on the long list of signatories seen by the Daily News yesterday said he had further evidence to prove his participation.

“It is unfortunate that some senior members of our party, from our revered central committee for that matter, would want to cause unnecessary confusion in the province when there is evidence that the PCC met and made the decision with him approving by appending his signature as shown on the petition,” Guzah charged.

While Guzah chose to be diplomatic on what course of action the PCC would take against Chanetsa, saying the province would decide, some top officials are reportedly mobilising for his ouster already.

Well-placed sources also told the Daily News that Chanetsa, a war veteran himself, was under pressure from Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s loyalists in the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) to join them.

“Chanetsa is a hypocrite. How can he now say he thought he was signing for his travel and subsistence allowance for the trip to Victoria Falls when he never received any money after signing?

“Besides, the petition was clear as it was copied to Vice President (Phelekezela) Mphoko and national PC (Saviour) Kasukuwere who are members of the national disciplinary committee.

“So, for someone who has been a governor to say he did not know is the peak of double standards,” a provincial executive member who refused to be named  said.

According to provincial members, Chanetsa is trying to endear himself to both the Mnangagwa faction and the Generation 40 camp — rival factions battling to succeed 91-year-old Mugabe.

“We know he is trying to serve two masters but we will not allow him to enjoy the better of two worlds. 

“He has to come clean on this one or we will deal with him because it is either he is with us or against us” the official said.

Guzah told the Daily News that the petition against Mutsvangwa has since been handed over to the party’s national disciplinary committee for consideration.

“We will not waste time commenting on his claims because we are already waiting for the disciplinary committee to make a ruling which we will be privileged to hear through the politburo when it deliberates over the matter”.

Chanetsa refused to comment, referring questions to provincial chairperson Ephraim Chengeta who claimed to have been in a meeting all day.

Comments (12)

Yep..the dude called Chanetsa signed a blank paper...the rest is history. Sorry mate that is how dictatorship works. They force you to sign without reading my man. You are out and under...good bye

gamuchirayi - 17 December 2015

Vana Chanetsa ma senior emusanganoka ava

Senorita - 17 December 2015

war vets we have 1 mesge to all,including the presidium.maakutijairira.yu dont get kicked n dont fight bak.cannot tell lies n love trueth,.Graca Machel can give advice to G40.it came to her as big surprise.dont make enermies on yo suposedly way up,coz we will deal wth yu on yo way down.Its advisable to stay in our ambrella,dont make holes in it.how yu going to suspend all comrades in zanu?from army,police,prisons,airforce n government?how yu going to do that?and at farms ,the warvets there,how yu going to expell them?In mutoko,Buhera,matabeleland,manicaland?we all over.In CIO?Its beter we loose the election than to farthom yu as president.we can campaign for Teurai n she will win.we know it all.

viola gwena - 17 December 2015

They must force for a change of the composition of the disciplinary committee . It's heavily in favour of the so called G40. How can Grace and Kasukuwire be members when they are said to members of the G40. It's foolishness to accept the way things are now.

Be Warnec!! - 17 December 2015

They must force for a change of the composition of the disciplinary committee . It's heavily in favour of the so called G40. How can Grace and Kasukuwire be members when they are said to members of the G40. It's foolishness to accept the way things are now.

Be Warnec!! - 17 December 2015

They must throw him out of the party. Simple.

Inyika - 17 December 2015

After Chanetsa Mnangagwa will be next to be fired. How I can hardly wait for this to happen. I really hate this cold blooded creature called Mnangagwa.

Ndabazezwe Viki - 17 December 2015

Asi Chanetsa kuverenga kunomunetsa. He must be told of the Caveat Subscriptor rule that says one is bound by his/her signature whether he has read nor understand what is being signed for.

yeukai chipfukuto - 18 December 2015

Asi Chanetsa kuverenga kunomunetsa. He must be told of the Caveat Subscriptor rule that says one is bound by his/her signature whether he has read nor understand what is being signed for.

yeukai chipfukuto - 18 December 2015

Ndimbobvunzawo, Mugabe muZimbabwean here. Iye Mugabe wacho akarwa hondo kupi,papi,nani? nxaaa

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk - 18 December 2015

Chapfika 'loots' late brother's estate https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/12/19/chapfika-loots-late-brothers-estate/ David Chapfika is no stranger to looting. Have a look at his relationship with the Multi-Millionaire Land Baron Nhamo Tutisani of Divine Homes / Valleyset Properties. Tutisani is also a soccer club owner. see -

Patric Mtshaulana - 19 December 2015

thak's 4 joint to us my country, i hope God bless all of u.....

myimannudin - 24 December 2015

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