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Youth leader says Mutasa, Midzi, Savanhu are causing havoc in ZANU-PF

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. Apart from influencing the process by dropping names, they also gave district chairmen some money to vote in a particular manner and we have the evidence in which the chairmen got and signed for US$10,” Gomwe said according to The Herald.  “In light of these developments, the ZANU-PF Harare Youth League will spearhead the mobilisation of all youths to be on hand to receive the President when he touches down in Harare on Sunday. As the youth chairman of the capital city, I will be coordinating with colleagues from other provinces to ensure a befitting welcome for our hero and President who has once again done the nation proud.  This will give us an opportunity to provide a brief to His Excellency on the political developments that have been transpiring whilst he was away. As is well known, the ZANU-PF Youth League is the vanguard of the party and stands ready to defend and preserve our hard-won independence,” Gomwe said. Mutasa has been under attack since preparations for the national congress began in earnest with the Youth League congress which was followed by the Women’s League congress. Mutasa is said to belong to the Joice Mujuru faction and is reportedly eyeing the post of national chairman. Mujuru and Mutasa’s plans are said to be have been ruffled by the entry of First Lady Grace Mugabe into politics. Grace was proposed to take over leadership of the Women’s League by former leader Oppah Muchinguri who is believed to belong to the Emmerson Mnangagwa faction.

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