Mujuru Fires Mutasa, Six Other Party Bigwigs

Wednesday, 08 February 2017  Radio VOP

HARARE – Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru has expelled top aide Didymus Mutasa and six other senior party members for allegedly working in cahoots with Zanu PF to sabotage the fledgling party.

The other six are Rugare Gumbo, Magaret Dongo, Luckson Kandemiri, Munacho Mutezo, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti and Claudius Makova.

The country’s former Vice President announced the expulsions at a press conference held at her Harare home on Wednesday.

An accompanying statement also said the seven former Zanu PF loyalists were ditched for allegedly stalling the party’s cause.

“As a party, we have decided to take stern measures against elements determined to stall the progress that the party has been making,” Mujuru said.

“As a result, we have decided to eject some of the colleagues and comrades we thought would stand with the people’s cause but have chosen to be agents of the regime (Zanu PF).

Mujuru said the seven had been engaging in “all sort of tricks” to destabilise the party while also alleging that she was under a coup threat from her colleagues.

“All sorts of tricks, ranging from coup d’état and sophisticated infiltration, have taken a centre stage with a view to delaying the people’s cause of unequivocal liberation.

“Having done extensive consultation within the rank and file of the Party and also in my capacity as the President of the party with exclusive authority to ensure its wellbeing, I hereby announce the expulsion of the members from Zimbabwe People’s First Party with immediate effect,” she said.

Since Mujuru and her colleagues were expelled from Zanu PF for allegedly fanning factionalism, Mujuru’s party has been rocked by infighting as party politicians differed on whether to be part of the envisaged opposition coalition on not.

Party politicians have also squabbled on whether to take part in by-elections or not.

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