Sources said the DCC’s have petitioned the party’s national commissar, Webster Shamu, to fire Mafa’s executive, accusing it of failing to properly handle the ongoing restructuring exercise.
“We have told the provincial executive to stop the DCC elections until a proper record of membership has been established and verified, but they are refusing to do that,” said a member of the provincial executive.
He said the Mafa-led executive had also attempted to suspend Hurungwe DCC chairman, Temba Mliswa, replacing him with Steven Karinda, his deputy, as punishment for contributing to the blocking of the election of businessman, Phillip Chiyangwa to be the provincial vice-chairperson.
Mliswa confirmed that a suspension letter signed by a Chirongoma, who is the provincial secretary for transport, had been written, although the letter had not yet been delivered to him.
He said only the provincial vice-chairperson had the powers to suspend him, but the post was still vacant. “Zanu PF is a party of procedures and I don’t refuse to be brought before a disciplinary committee, provided this is done in a proper manner,” he said.
Sources said Shamu was struggling to bring together the different factions which have been jostling for positions in chaotic DCC elections, particularly in Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland Central.
Shamu could not be reached for comment yesterday. — BY OUR STAFF