Mugabe reads riot act

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has ordered Zanu PF members to stop fighting in public, ordering them to use the right channels.

Addressing the media yesterday after the politburo meeting, Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo said the nonagenarian leader has ordered the party bigwigs to stop factional fights.

“He urged members to solve their differences in the central committee or politburo which has always been the Zanu PF way of dealing with issues

“The president . . . implored party members to be united at all levels.

“He further said due care should be taken when choosing candidates to represent the party in by-elections to avoid a repetition of the Norton situation.”

According to Chombo, the politburo has lifted the suspension of former Information minister Webster Shamu of Mashonaland West, Francis Nhema and Flora Buka, both from the Midlands Province.

“The secretary for the commissariat reported that the party had been disappointed by its loss of the Norton Constituency.”

He also added that the party is looking for $4 million for the party’s annual conference in Masvingo in December.

“We are happy that the finance secretary has so far manage to raise $3,6 million.”

Comments (6)

Riot act is to sort out the economy.The economy needs attention more than ever.Having meetings to listern to thieves stories is a real waste of energy, mr president.Get yo ministers together,lock the door aand discuss the economy.Jobs ,jobs jobs, nothing else.Look at the banks.How long has that problem persisted?Yu must call cabinet or politburo and deal wth this problem.What is wrong wth us Africans?Get down to work ,have meetings and provide a solution inside a week.Why not.Give this problem to Roy Bennet and Dennis Norman and it will be solved in a week.Why Mr President.?Why have this bank issue continuosly,no end to this .PLEASE.

viola gwena - 10 November 2016

That is why the succession of the president of our future of zimbabwe can not, will not include any of these children Adults having cat fights Having a go at each other like teenager girls -sorry this is insulting girls All we hear is about these factions Nothing on important issues raised by citizens Even from the president himself -its all about zanu and not on pressing issues like health,poverty and jobs We are sick and tired about these internal fights Please you all need to grow up go away and pave way for mature politicians There is no place for the future Zimbabwe for Lacoste who lied his way at UN and G40 =thieves and corrupt

Naphiri Chisayi - 10 November 2016

True, this "high school girls fight over a boyfriend" takes us no where. The real enemy is the rot in the economy, this should be a priority for government and party. Raising 4m to squander over "nothing" while millions face starvation does not help the nation. Whoever donated towards the 3.6m must have a real stake in this annual conference.

Hwacha - 10 November 2016

Riot Act should be read to the whole lot including the old man

Schosl - 10 November 2016

This is very poor reporting. our reporters are not at all analytical or critical. How can you riot act when he says nonsense like that..... pardoning these. what is simple saying is that wiriranayi though muri mbavha mese. no action is taken but reporters go to town shit talking.

mc solomon - 11 November 2016

These guys cannot discuss resuscitation of the economy because they have no idea what to do. I think Viola is right by suggesting re-induction of certain citizens into active and responsible positions.

Yeoman Thomas - 12 November 2016

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