- Chirau says the suspension was in line with the party constitution
- Cites Joice Mujuru as an example of the party’s non-selective disciplinary actions
THE acting national deputy secretary of Zanu PF youth league Tendai Chirau this week made a dramatic somersault against his colleagues and supported the Politburo’s decision to suspend them.
It is public knowledge that Chirau has previously acted in cahoots with suspended youth league bosses Lewis Matutu and Godfrey Tsenangamu in naming and shaming corrupt individuals, but on Thursday he blasted the two and said he throws his weight behind the party’s supreme decision making body’s pronouncement.
Addressing journalists at the party headquarters Thursday, Chirau said dismissal of indisciplined cadres was historical and he cited former Vice President Joice Mujuru who was fired from the revolutionary party during the ‘Gamatox’ era.
“We are properly gathered here at the party headquarters where party press conferences are held.
“Zanu PF youth league is in support of the politburo decision,”Chirau said.
“The party youth league is in support of the decision made by the highest decision making body.
“As a party, from our lowest structures, we support the decision,” he said.
“Zanu PF is an organized party and we are not saying we are in support of corruption, its is clear that we are against corruption but we need to follow proper party procedures guided by our leaders.
“If you accuse someone of corruption, you have an obligation to bring forth evidence to prove,” Chirau said.
This fiasco follows announcements made by Matutu and Tsenangamu denouncing petroleum mogul Kuda Tagwirei, milling industry boss Tafadzwa Musarara and Green Fuels founder Billy Rauntenbach accusing them of bleeding the economy through corruption.