Mujuru's party hit by defections

Mujuru's party hit by defections
Published: 19 April 2018 (79 Views)
FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru's opposition National People's Party (NPP) has been hit by another wave of resignations in Mashonaland West, where two senior provincial executives resigned last week in protest over alleged imposition of candidates ahead of this year's watershed elections.

Among those who resigned are youth provincial chairperson, Shepherd Masotse and Chinhoyi district chairperson, Danson Mapfumo. This comes after another Mujuru ally and former NPP Mashonaland West national council member, Marian Chombo, rejoined Zanu-PF early this year.

Mapfumo said he resigned after the party's national leadership imposed South Africa-based Lessily Mhanga to represent NPP in Chinhoyi constituency.

"Yes, I resigned because of imposition of candidates in the party in the coming elections. For example, they want to impose Lessily Mhanga, who is based in South Africa, in Chinhoyi constituency against the will of members in Chinhoyi. These guys never learn. Zanu-PF fielded Philip Chiyangwa from Harare and lost the elections in 2013, what more someone from as far as South Africa?" queried Mapfumo

Masotse said NPP leadership lacks direction and questioned their sincerity in removing Zanu-PF from power.

Masotse said he was not happy with funding party programmes in the province whenever leadership visits.

"I thought when Amai Mujuru formed this party she was serious, but have experienced something else … we use our own resources to do party activities as they continuously say the party has no funds. They are going nowhere," he said.

But NPP Chinhoyi district spokesperson Admire Chisungo defended the decision to field Diaspora-based candidates.

"There is nothing wrong in fielding members in the Diaspora if they meet the criteria. The candidate in question is in the local structures and has been coming back to vote in every election. He is constantly in touch with what is happening back here," he said.

- newsday

Tags: Mujuru, NPP, Defections,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

ZDF has no adequate accommodation for soldiers

by Stephen Jakes | 18 October 2018 | 5 Views

Chiwenga on 'special diet'

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 8 Views

Chamisa's MDC not invited to testify before army killings probe team?

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 7 Views

Business success in Zimbabwe no longer hinges on political connections

by African News Agency | 18 October 2018 | 6 Views

Biti nailed over post-election violence

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 18 Views

Govt tightens nursing school requirements

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 21 Views

Man jailed for crashing into Chiwenga's motorcade

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 17 Views

Zanu-PF MP jailed 2 months

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 15 Views

Mohadi to launch peace strategic plan

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 14 Views

No SA mental treatment for Tendai Biti for now

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 12 Views

Mnangagwa woos SA investors

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 13 Views

Mnangagwa visits 'frail looking' Chiwenga

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 15 Views

Banks comply with RBZ's FCAs directive

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 15 Views

Victoria Falls residents block labour imports from Harare

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 8 Views

Mandaza appeals elections result

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 12 Views

Bank card cloning fraud cases on the rise in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 11 Views

Zimbabwe defence ministry drafting Complaints Bill

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 10 Views

Biti, Japajapa trial dates set

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 10 Views

Black Rhinos warn Dembare

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 8 Views

Parirenyatwa accuses PG of malice

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 11 Views

ZEC blames social media for creating 'falsehoods'

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 8 Views

Gukurahundi killings can never be forgotten by forgiveness

by S Ncube | 18 October 2018 | 10 Views

Mnangagwa's Cabinet meeting disrupted by power cuts

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 6 Views

Harare ordered to construct toilets at vending sites

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 5 Views

'Fuel situation steadily improving in Zimbabwe'

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 5 Views

Mnangagwa's government desperately needs money to finance its operations

by Editorial - newsday | 18 October 2018 | 14 Views

Quarry miners invade 'sacred' Nharira Hills

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 7 Views

Zanu-PF youths jailed for defrauding colleagues

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 5 Views

Police pounce on ZCTU Midlands chairperson

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 6 Views

Military should intervene in gold panners clashes

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 9 Views

Khupe sues parliament over expulsion

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 10 Views

We told you so!

by Eddie Cross | 18 October 2018 | 15 Views

It's Mthuli Ncube's electronic transfer tax, stupid

by Tendai Kamba | 18 October 2018 | 7 Views

Chiwenga's aide steals from boss's neighbour

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 9 Views

ConCourt outlaws ban on demos in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 11 Views

Zimra officials jailed for undercharging Minister Joram Gumbo's wife

by Staff reporter | 18 October 2018 | 7 Views