Ambrose Mutinhiri

Opposition political party National Patriotic Front (NPF) has fired its interim President Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri citing incompetence and causing divisions.

Eunice Sandi Moyo has been appointed Acting President.

In a statement, NPF spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire said Mutinhiri had been recalled from his current position after he teamed up with a former cabinet minister to hire thugs to disrupt a Founding National Executive Committee (NFEC) meeting at Margolis Resort in Harare.

He added that Sandi Moyo, who is the National Chairperson of NPF, will be the Acting President until the party’s inaugural convention after the harmonised elections.

“The meeting (on 7 June 2018) noted that Cde Mutinhiri, who, on the 09 of May 2018, at a NFEC meeting in Borrowdale, apologized for his nonchalant approach to the task the party assigned to him, still showed gross incompetence, lack of commitment to the Party and its cause, and therefore decided to relieve him of his current duties pending reassignment,” said Mawarire.

Mawarire said the decision to recall Mutinhiri was unanimously endorsed by all the NFEC members present at the meeting.