Following rumours that some Masvingo Zanu-PF executive members were mooting passing a vote of no-confidence against President Robert Mugabe and block his candidature in the 2018 elections, the nonagenarian leader has confronted the party’s most senior member in the province Josaya Hungwe, seeking his assurances that the restive province was still behind his continued leadership of the party and country, TellZim News can reveal.
Speaking to this publication soon after the Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting at Masvingo Polytechnic College on Sunday, Zanu-PF Masvingo Provincial Chairperson Amasa Nhenjana confirmed the development saying the President recently called Hungwe asking whether it was true that some provincial executive members had unanimously agreed that they no longer want Mugabe to lead.
“The purpose of this meeting was to confirm if all the districts are behind the President and rallying behind him for the coming 2018 elections as we agreed at the December congress and all assured me that they are still in support of him (Mugabe).
“The consultations with the districts came soon after Hungwe was called by the President himself to confirm whether the message he heard, that Masvingo no longer rallies behind him, was true,” Nhenjana said.
Nhenjana said since all districts had pledged their support for the president, the provincial leadership has a job to find who was behind the messages in question.
“We are therefore in a process of finding out who those people are since we have stood with one voice as a province that President Mugabe is our leader at our December congress.
“The messages are being communicated via texts and it’s these texts that we wish to use to find the culprits and follow disciplinary procedures as given by the party’s constitution in dealing with the issue,” Nhenjana added.
Also present at the Sunday meeting was Josaya Hungwe, Pupurai Togarepi and Lovemore Matuke.politics
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