The Zanu PF Matabeleland North Province has distanced itself from efforts by a section of the party membership reportedly against the party’s First Secretary and President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa’s appointment of some members to full time positions at the party’s headquarters.

Following revelations that a section of the party membership had expressed disapproval of the appointments through a petition that was allegedly signed by some members from the war veterans, the Zanu PF Matabeleland North Provincial Chairperson, Cde Richard Moyo castigated those behind the plot, indicating that they were showing disrespect to their leader.

He was addressing the party’s Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) and the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) in Lupane.

“Cdes I want to tell you that we don’t want factionalism in this province. President Mnangagwa was given a mandate by the people and we must respect whoever he appoints to a position. We don’t want indiscipline and that is why some youths has come up with a slogan which goes: ‘2023 ED only,’ even though there are some who want him to serve just one term,” said Cde Moyo.

The meeting was told that the province’s war veterans chairman had allegedly signed the said petition, something that cde moyo spoke against, indicating that his province was against such a move.

Concern had been raised by the youth league as they contended that such actions were working against the party as the president had only been in office for just three months.

The meeting that took place in Lupane was called to prepare for the Zanu PF conference slated for Esigodini in Matabeleland South Province next month.

While various committees were set up, it was agreed that districts had to meet within two weeks before the inter-district meeting lined up for the end of the month where provincial conference resolutions would be reached.