Friday, April 5, 2019

War Vets 'instruct' ED to fire Kazembe Kazembe and dissolve Zanu PF provincial executive

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WAR veterans in Mashonaland West province have written to President Emmerson Mnangagwa demanding that ICTs Minister Kazembe Kazembe (pictured) be removed as the ruling party’s provincial chairperson.
The war veterans want the Zanu PF provincial executive dissolved in the same manner Harare and Bulawayo executives were dissolved.
In a letter which has also been copied to ZANU-PF national chairperson Oppah CZ Muchinguri-Kashiri, the war veterans demand that the entire ZANU-PF executive be dissolved on charges of imposing imposition of leaders whom they do not know.
They accused the Kazembe Kazembe-led executive of creating an acrimonious working environment and provincial minister Monica Mavhunga of causing rifts in the party.
“No one is happy about this issue. There is a problem in the provincial executive of the party which is trying to put someone who we didn’t choose so that they secure support at the upcoming restructuring. We had said the PC must come from our executive, we want someone who we nominated and that is General Mutasa,” provincial deputy chairman Lovemore Hodza said yesterday.
Hodza accused the provincial executive committee of cherry-picking their preferred candidate, against the Zanu PF policy.
“We will ask the provincial leadership to correct what they did so that we will be able to find each other and work together in harmony. We want to discuss this issue, but if they fail to do that, then we will take the matter forward,” Hodza said.
They accused Mavhunga of parcelling out land to Kazembe at Collinwood Farm which falls under the war veterans’ quota, making the minister a multiple farm owner.
The war veterans also complained that Mavhunga re-allocated land on other farms occupied by war veterans to, among others, Marjory Bwawa, who is fighting some two named legislators on one of the farms.