President Robert Mugabe, who returned from China yesterday after a week-long visit, said he did not want to discuss the factional fighting within the party at the Harare international airport but would hold an emergency politburo meeting this week.
Information Minister Jonathan Moyo, chasticised by President Robert Mugabe a few months ago as a devil incarnate, says all posts in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, including those of president and national chairman are open to anyone.
Former Central Bank governor Gideon Gono yesterday said he did not belong to any political faction in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front.
Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front youth leader for Harare Province Godwin Gomwe says the party’s Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa, politburo member Tendai Savanhu, central committee member Noah Mangondo and Harare provincial chairman Amos Midzi are causing havoc in the party and he wants to tell President Robert Mugabe this when he returns home from China tomorrow. Gomwe said district chairmen were paid $10 to vote for certain candidates and he had proof of this. “As the youth chairman I know that the youths had their choice for the position of secretary for administration in Cde Innocent Hamandise, but Cde Midzi and company spread the word that Cde Hamandise was not wanted by the party. In fact, he was called by Cde Mangondo who threatened him that he would be arrested and that he had received an instruction from Cde Mutasa that he should not stand.
Former Premier Services Medical Aid Society chief executive Cuthbert Dube had his case in which he was demanding nearly $1 million in salary arrears and allowances thrown out by the Labour Court after he failed to submit his heads of argument on time.