Zanu PF Masvingo chair slams Zivhu

HARARE - Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairperson Ammasi Nenjana has slammed ambitious individuals in the province who are pushing for provincial elections just after the party’s annual conference next month.

Last month, the party’s provincial treasurer Killer Zivhu declared that he was ready to lead the province if elected but Nenjana said such statements were ill-conceived.

Presently, the Masvingo provincial executive is packed with loyalists of the Generation 40 (G40) faction after a culling by the ruling party’s secretary for the commissariat Saviour Kasukuwere.

Kasukuwere is a member of the G40 faction.

Nenjana, who allegedly belongs to the G40 faction, said those who are pushing for elections are jumping the gun since the party’s national disciplinary committee is yet to determine the fate of suspended chairperson Ezra Chadzamira.

“For someone to say we want elections before the issue of provincial chairperson is concluded shows gross indiscipline, who are we to say we need elections if the issue is still under the VP (Phelekezela Mphoko) who is in charge of the disciplinary committee.”

Recently, Psychomotor minister Josiah Hungwe, a key ally of Mnangagwa said “zvakanguri zvataugwa izvo (at has since been said),” when he had been asked by the Daily News whether the party was going to hold elections in Masvingo.

Zivhu believes he has what it takes to be the leader of Zanu PF in Masvingo province.

Speaking at a ceremony to hand over computers and food stuffs donated to schools in Chivi by First Lady Grace Mugabe last month, Zivhu — who constantly referred to Hungwe as his mentor — said he is more than ready to take charge, statements that have riled his political counterparts and rivals.

“I heard that there is a vacancy at the province and I decided to tell you as my political mentor that I am interested in the position but I have to ask you what you think. I will not do anything without your endorsement. If you ask me, I will tell you that I am ready and I can feel it but I will hear from you, “Zivhu said.

“I think it is time we make Zanu PF more visible in the province again. We need to get the party going and I am ready for the job unless you think otherwise”.

In response Hungwe, who is aligned to the Team Lacoste faction, gave Zivhu the go ahead to aim for the top post.

Hungwe said he had to intervene after some alleged party bigwigs in the province tried to block Zivhu’s bid.

“In life you need to have someone who backs you when you need something otherwise you won’t go anywhere. A lot of people came to my office at Charter House and asked me why I always say good things about Zivhu as if I don’t see the good work that they also do. I told them that they ought to do much more than they are doing if they entertain any hopes of being compared to Zivhu’’.

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