HARARE – Zanu PF structures are sharply divided over calls for the expulsion of the party’s national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere.
Following recent demonstrations in Mashonaland Central, Masvingo and Midlands provinces against Kasukuwere and his half-brother Dickson Mafios over a slew of charges, including seeking to topple President Robert Mugabe, fanning factionalism, setting up parallel structures, and insulting and disrespecting the party’s leadership; Mashonaland East, West and Manicaland have refused to join the push for the political commissar’s ouster.
Mashonaland East provincial chairperson Bernard Makokove told the Daily News yesterday that his executive is not considering writing an anti-Kasukuwere petition.
“The province is not doing anything close to that because we are not sure what it is all about. We have not even called a Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting to deliberate on that although we will most likely meet after the Easter Holiday for our routine indaba but not necessarily to discuss that,” Makokove said.
While Manicaland chairperson Samuel Undenge was not immediately available for a comment, sources in the provincial executive told the Daily News that allies of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa had made an unsuccessful attempt to fund an anti-Kasukuwere demonstration on Monday.
“About $5 000 had been mobilised by (name withheld) and handed to (a central committee member) for a demonstration against Tyson but they could not gather enough people so the plan was abandoned prematurely