Kasukuwere moves to douse Masvingo flames

HARARE - As  Zanu PF succession wars continue festering in the restive and deeply divided province of Masvingo, the party’s combative political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere is this week expected to attend the region’s inter-district meetings in a move widely seen as attempt to douse the all consuming factional flames.

While Kasukuwere was not immediately available for comment, the political commissar for Masvingo province Jappy Jaboon yesterday confirmed to the Daily News that he will be visiting the province ostensibly to strengthen the party — which has been weakened by factional fights pitting supporters of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and those opposed to his presidential ambitions.

“Yes the political commissar (Kasukuwere) is attending our meetings which start on Thursday. We are doing these meetings in order to strengthen our party ahead of 2018.

“We are also going to update our district structures on the current status of the party,” said Jaboon.

Masvingo province has been the epicentre of Zanu PF succession fights and even though Kasukuwere recently suspended one of Mnangagwa allies, Ezra Chadzamira from the position of chairperson and replaced him with Amasi Nenjana, the party is far from being united with parallel structures being set up.

For instance, the stark divisions were manifested in February at President Robert Mugabe’s birthday bash when Chadzamira was listed on the programme to give welcome remarks in his capacity as the provincial chairperson, notwithstanding the fact that he had been expelled.

Then Mnangagwa’s allies were left with egg on their face after Kasukuwere thwarted their machinations.

After the suspension of Chadzamira,  Mnangagwa loyalists who also include politburo member and MP for Gutu South Lovemore Matuke accused Kasukuwere of abusing his position as the political commissar.

Former politburo member Paul Mangwana also backed Chadzamira saying Kasukuwere should form his own party.

Kasukuwere is also set to visit the Midlands province to try and unite warring factions in Mnangagwa’s backyard.

Comments (8)

I dnt think anyone in zanu takes this young fellow any seriously.I have seen other young commisairs like Gezi n Eliot.Compared to the 2 this one is dum.even tries very hard to sound like Border s voice, bellowing instructions.he just cant sing n dance bcoz of a very fat belly.bt he tries to imitate border at rallies.askanaaa.big head no brains.he can come bt he better bring his listerners also,to cheer him when he bellows instructions to noone bt his bordyguards.

viola gwena - 30 March 2016

kasukuwere is the only cadre at the moment capable of reforming our movement to appeal to the youth of this country,sanity he will bring to the province and only those with the brains of rain will seek to compare kasukuwere to border,the man is a succesful businessmane not in the league of the border or manyikas

truth - 30 March 2016

the brain of a rat!!

truth - 30 March 2016

Wht busines has he kasukuwere got.if he was successful in business he wuldnt sink this low in politics.he wuld hav better things to do,business.that fuel busines of his is sunk,UTc sunk,that marondera transport comp sunk,so which sucessful busines has he got.even politics he is sinking,kunyura.haana. hunhu besides pay yehu minister nekuba frm previous ministry indeg.kuruku.

hunda - 30 March 2016

He is a transforma thief,a middleman for stolen transformers.lucky he wasnt put at zesa.

pada - 30 March 2016

Kasukuwere and businesses ripiko iwe bharanzi. Akapedzesera kubhadhara vashandi vake riini if he s that successful. Kuba chete ibvapo. KuZanu unouya notwako paunobuda unozvisiya kumusangano. Bvunzai mudhara Mutasa

Ndugu - 30 March 2016

@truth uri dutururu,chituta.

unandi - 30 March 2016

let zanu crash and burn to ashes. may all its members stray into the wilderness so that we can rebuild Zimbabwe! let the cannibals eat one another. the in-fights are taking long to escalate to the level I really like.

SaManyika Chaiye - 31 March 2016

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