Mutasa asks Zuma to nullify ZANU-PF congress


One of Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leader Robert Mugabe’s most trusted lieutenants, Didymus Mutasa, who was demoted to an ordinary member at the party congress because of his alleged involvement in trying to oust Mugabe, has called on South African President Jacob Zuma to nullify the ZANU-PF congress because it was undemocratic. Mutasa who was secretary for administration, the fourth most powerful position in the party, said ZANU-PF should work as it was before the congress with Joice Mujuru as Deputy President.  “We refuse to be chucked out of ZANU-PF which some of us have been in for 57 years,” Mutasa told a South African newspaper. “We fought for ‘one man, one vote’ majority rule, which is not provided for in the current ZANU-PF constitution adopted at the 6th congress. It gives all votes to the president alone and violates the supreme law of the country. It is therefore null and void, all that transpired at the 6th congress. We call on ZANU-PF to work as it was before the 6th congress which was itself unlawful. We appeal to SADC to adopt our position,” Mutasa said. Mugabe is current leader of SADC and Zuma’s African National Congress attended the ZANU-PF congress as one of the special invitees. Mugabe fired Mutasa and seven other ministers on Tuesday and appointed Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phekelezela Mphoko as deputy presidents. National Constitutional Assembly leader Lovemore Madhuku is challenging the appointments in court.

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  1. How can he openly say sentiments? Why didn’t he use his position in ZANU (PF) to get the decisions he wants enacted by Zuma?