- I am a cadre of the party
- The party is supreme
- I serve at the pleasure of the president
FORMER Zanu PF Youth League boss Pupurai Togarepi has accepted the ruling party’ s highest decision making body, the Politburo, to strip him of his position as the secretary for youth affairs.
Speaking for the first time since his ouster on Wednesday Togarepi said he accepts the decision and will continue to serve the party.
In an interview with the Zim Morning Post Togarepi said: “I am a cadre of the Party and I respect the decision of the Party.
“I am a steward of the Party and I serve at the pleasure of the President who appointed me to that position.
“The Party is supreme and I am therefore guided accordingly. I will continue to serve my Party with the commitment and unquestionable loyalty expected of every cadre of the Revolutionary Party,” Togarepi said.
Togarepi together with former youth leaders, Lewis Matutu, then deputy secretary and Godfrey Tsenengamu, the then youth league political commissar, were on Wednesday stripped of their positions with Matutu and Tsenengamu slapped with one year suspension each, following a press statement they issued exposing cartels they allege are crippling the economy.
Zanu PF quickly held a politburo meeting where president Emmerson Mnangagwa recalled the three saying they did not observe the party procedures.
In their press briefing on Monday Matutu and Tsenengamu alleged that business tycoon and fuel mogul Kuda Tagwirei of Sakunda Holdings has captured key economic sectors.
Tagwirei serves in Mnangagwa’s presidential advisory committee.