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Matemadanda dresses down Hungwe




…throws Zivhu under the bus
Upenyu
Chaota
Zanu PF national political commissar Victor
Matemadanda last Saturday launched a scathing attack believed to have been
directed at politburo member Josaya Hungwe whom he literally accused of trying
to foment factionalism in Masvingo province.
Addressing Zanu PF supporters at a campaign rally to
drum up support for Clemence Chiduwa ahead of the Zaka East parliamentary
by-elections slated for September 21, Matemadanda took a thinly-veiled dig at
Hungwe, saying the party will not tolerate any acts of indiscipline.
Matemadanda made startling claims that any senior
officials who try to defend such people will be sowing seeds of division.
Hungwe recently hogged the limelight after it emerged
that he tried to defend the Chivi South Member of Parliament (MP) Killer Zivhu
whose fate rests with the national disciplinary committee.
The Zanu PF Masvingo Provincial Disciplinary Committee
recently recommended for his expulsion over gross acts of indiscipline.
“There are those who think that indiscipline will make
them fearsome or visible. Discipline is very important and if you engage in any
acts of indiscipline and think that a senior member will come to your rescue,
you will be putting that senior official in trouble.
“We are guided by the constitution and no senior
official will be able to breach the constitution to save an errant member. We
are all allowed to say what we want but we do that to the later and spirit of
the party.
“If you see something that you are not happy with,
speak out procedurally. If you just speak recklessly while the people from MDC
will be cheering you on, we will kick you out,” said Matemadanda in apparent
reference to Hungwe and Zivhu.
When Hungwe was later given a chance to give a vote of
thanks, he appeared glum and dispirited; delivering just a short prayer for
Chiduwa in an uncharacteristic departure from the long-winding speeches that he
often delivers at such gatherings.
Zivhu is hanging by a thread after he posted of his
Twitter account that if President Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa do
not want to find each other and dialogue, their wives must intervene to save
Zimbabwe from economic collapse.
Matemadanda said factionalism no longer has a place in
Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF and warned leadership against dividing the grassroots.
“We don’t want leaders who say they own people, all
people belong to Zanu PF. No one belongs to Matemadanda or any other
individual. We will not tolerate seeds of factionalism.
“If we see that you are not tearing the line we will
kick you out. We want to give our party time to push for development not
factionalism.
“No one can fit Zanu PF into their pocket but everyone
can fit into Zanu PF’s pocket.  There are
those in leadership positions who divide people by saying they own people.
These are the seeds of rebellion and we will not hesitate to pluck them out,”
said Matemadanda.
Matemadanda said no one should mess with Masvingo,
claiming it was the only province which remained loyal to the party when all
other provinces had been taken over by G40.
“Masvingo is the only province which stood with Zanu
PF during difficult times and we do not want anyone to come and foment
factionalism here. Masvingo is true to the party. If you ask (Saviour)
Kasukuwere he will tell you that Masvingo is very difficult but that is the
beauty of the province,” said Matemadanda.
Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairperson Ezra
Chadzamira said they agreed to bury the hatchet and forgive some of the known
G40 assailants but they are not reforming.
“We know we have some G40 elements amongst us but we
have said let us forgive each other. Now they are back to their devious ways
and we will weed them off. We will remove them one by one until we remain with
genuine party cadres.
“Masvingo is a one party state and no worm can come
and destroy that. Kune vanoda kugara muhomwe dzeleadership wachiitiwa zvikwama
zvinobudisiwa paanodira haiwa Masvingo haina factionalism. Kana ukarasika uri
woga, ukaita mhosva dzako uri one usafunga kuti pane mukuru uchamira newe. We
want discipline in Zanu PF kwete kunamata munhu.
“Worship Zanu PF and worship President Mnangangwa
because he is the leader of the masses. Tinoda vanhu vanomira nemutemo weparty
especially the leadership,” said Chadzamira.
Chadzamira said nothing is going to stop Zanu PF from
retaining the Zaka East parliamentary seat saying they have already pulled all
stops ahead of the election.
Zanu PF national chairperson Oppah Muchinguri is
expected to address another rally before Vice President Kembo Mohadi closes the
campaign with a rally expected on September 18.

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