Zanu-PF Midlands on three-month ultimatum: The Zanu-PF Midlands Province will not be able to meet the three-month ultimatum which the provincial executive was given to resolve internal squabbles that have seen the creation of two parallel structures which passed votes of no confidence on each other and were holding parallel meetings.
The province was given a three-month ultimatum at the beginning of April to resolve its internal squabbles under the stewardship of Cde Joram Gumbo following disciplinary issues that had seen parallel structures emerging in the province and the vote of no confidence being wantonly passed on each other by provincial executive members.
In an interview after a Provincial Co-ordinating Committee meeting last week, Cde Gumbo, who is also Zanu-PF Secretary for Education in the Politburo, said the province was delayed by several issues that also include funerals and State functions.
Cde Gumbo said the province will, however, deal with the outstanding issues even if they fail to meet the deadline which was set by the Politburo.
“We are not looking at the three months now because there have been delays there and there. These include State functions and funerals. However, we are positive that we will resolve all the outstanding issues. We also want all individuals who fanned divisions within the party to be put to task. We are going to compile a report and present it to the Politburo,” he said.
National commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere announced the development in April saying the Politburo, the highest decision making board outside congress, had appointed Cde Gumbo to captain the province on an interim basis for three months and resolve the internal squabbles and factionalism.
The province had passed votes of no confidence on provincial secretary for administration Engineer Tapiwanashe Matangaidze, Cdes Makhosini Hlongwane who was the commissar and Anastasia Ndlovu who is a national youth executive member.
The three also passed counter votes of no confidence on Cdes Owen Mudha Ncube, Goodwill Shiri, July Moyo, Clarisse Mutambisi, Victor Matemadanda, Cornelius Mpereri, Justice Mayor Wadyajena and a Cde Chigaba.
Cde Kasukuwere also said the province should restore the old structures and resume commissariat meetings identifying grey areas before dealing with the issues that also include that of indiscipline.