In the Hot Seat: ZANU PF Summons ‘Bhora Musango’ Orchestrator for Disciplinary Hearing
The ruling party, Zanu PF has taken decisive action against the ‘Bhora Musango’ orchestrator Robert Nyemudzo by summoning him for a disciplinary hearing. Zanu PF accuses Nyemudzo of deliberately orchestrating the party’s chances of winning, which allegedly contributed to their loss in the Chipinge South constituency.
Opposition Victory and Controversial Disqualification
In the recent elections, ZANU PF’s representative, Cde Enock Porusingazi, lost the Chipinge South seat to Mr Clifford Hlatswayo of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party. However, it is worth noting that CCC’s original candidate, Mr Army Maunde, had filed as an independent candidate in protest against his disqualification and replacement by Hlatswayo, reported manicapost.
Accusations Against Nyemudzo
Mr Nyemudzo, the disqualified candidate, faces further allegations of establishing parallel party structures within the district. He is scheduled to appear before the provincial disciplinary committee chaired by Cde Linda Matatu on September 15 at the party’s provincial offices in Mutare.
Cde Matatu’s letter imposes a prohibition order on Nyemudzo, preventing his participation in party activities until the issue is resolved. The accusations against him involve financing the bhora musango in Chipinge South and establishing parallel structures in Chipinge.
Party Chairman Confirms the Hearing
Cde Tawanda Mukodza, ZANU PF’s provincial chairman, confirmed the disciplinary proceedings against Nyemudzo.
“Yes, it is true, we are hauling him before the disciplinary committee to answer the outlined charges,” stated Nyemudzo. “We cannot let this cancer continue, otherwise it will get out of hand and spoil everything. It is important that in circumstances like this, the party shows its teeth,”
Attempts to contact Mr. Nyemudzo were fruitless as he did not answer his phone. It is worth noting that following his disqualification, Nyemudzo was found guilty by Chipinge magistrate Mr. Franklin Mkwananzi for running an illicit brewery and received a two-year prison sentence. He has now appealed the verdict in a higher court.