The Midlands Province has joined the country’s nine other provinces in support of the sacking of Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa from the post of vice president and called for the elevation of the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe to the post.
The province also recommended the expulsion and suspension of those who were working with the former vice president in fanning factionalism.
Addressing party members at the Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting held at the party’s convention centre in Gweru today, the Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Political Commissar, Cde Makhosini Hlongwane, who is also the Minister for Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture, reaffirmed the province’s support for President Mugabe and condemned rogue elements who attempted to humiliate the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe at the interface rally that was held in Bulawayo on Saturday.
He called upon the party and the police to take appropriate action over these rogue elements.
Midlands Minister of State, Cde Jason Machaya called for unity and urged party members to go back and work together to build a solid party ahead of the 2018 general elections, while the Provincial Secretary for Finance, Cde John Holder urged party members to go and encourage people to vote.
The PCC meeting was briefly interrupted by youths from Kwekwe, who insulted former legislator for Gokwe Mapfungautsi, Cde Lovemore Mupukuta.
One of the youths was trounced while the other was escorted out of the conference centre by plain clothes police officers.
Also recommended for expulsion by the province are Chirumhanzu Zibagwe legislator Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa, Politburo member Cde July Moyo, Gokwe Kana legislator Cde Owen Mudha Ncube, Provincial Spokesperson Cde Cornelious Mupereri, Cde Usheunesu Mupereri, the Deputy Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Cde Paul Mavhima, Provincial Women’s League Chair Cde Ellinah Shirichena and Gokwe Nembudziya legislator Cde Mayor Justice Wadjejena.
The province further recommended the suspensions of up to three years to some Central Committee and provincial members.