Zanu PF Harare and Matabeleland provinces have become the latest provinces to endorse the ouster of the ruling party’s National Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere following today’s meetings, one in Harare and another in Lupane.
The no confidence vote on Cde Kasukuwere follow several ouster bids by other provinces, among them, with Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Masvingo and Midlands.
Announcing Harare province’s resolution at the Zanu PF headquarters today, Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Cleveria Chizema, alleged that Cde Kasukuwere has caused divisions in the party and the dismissal of some provincial chairpersons in the country.
Cde Chizema described Cde Kasukuwere as a power hungry and too ambitious man who had no respect for his elders including war veterans and President Robert Mugabe.
She emphasised the need to respect the party structures and reprimanded Harare Political Commissar, Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe for failing to follow protocol, something she said is the root cause for indiscipline in the party.
In Lupane, the Zanu PF Matabeleland North Province was in solidarity with other provinces, when it held its Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) today.
Announcing the resolution, Zanu PF Provincial Secretary for Administration in Matabeleland North, Cde Douglas Khoza, accused Cde Kasukuwere of planning to topple President Mugabe through setting up parallel structures and imposing candidates.
“We as Matabeleland North are in solidarity with other provinces with regards to our National Political Commissar, Cde Kasukuwere for the following reasons: planning and preparing to topple the President, creating parallel structures, imposition of candidates , fanning factionalism, protecting Sandi Moyo and Sarah Mahoka and undermining the authority of the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe,” he said.
Zanu PF Secretary for Finance, Dr Obert Mpofu said the province will stand by President Mugabe who is the only centre of power but warned that the province will soon meet and discuss the fate of individuals who are working against the provincial party structures and criticising government programmes on social media.
“Some are not taking directives from the President. When H.E says sit down, they stand up, when the president says go and do farming, they say why and some of these things come from Matabeleland North. We have a farming programme but some are opposed to that and then we had demonstrations recently, youths were paid by one of the senior party members and when it was reported in the Politburo, they accused me but that was false,” he said.
Zanu PF Secretary for Gender and Culture, Cde Thokozile Mathuthu commended the province for passing the resolution in a disciplined manner, saying it will be submitted in the next Politburo meeting in Harare.
“We thank you for the message you have given us. Our task now is to take the message up, we will do it. We will be there as witnesses when the document is handed over to the responsible authorities in the Politburo,” said Cde Mathuthu.
During the meeting, it was agreed that party members who have been working with Cde Kasukuwere also have to be dealt with as it is clear that he was not alone in planning to topple the President and undermine the authority of the First Lady.