Zanu-PF youth leader stabbed as factions clash over Kasukuwere

Zanu-PF Bulawayo city centre district youth chairperson, Magura Charumbira was stabbed yesterday at Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters, Davis Hall after a group of party supporters opposed to Saviour Kasukuwere disrupted a provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) meeting chaired by provincial leader, Dennis Ndlovu, arguing it was unsanctioned. However, Ndlovu said the meeting had been called by Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko.

The protestors were also demanding the reconstitution of the party’s provincial executive, following the resignation of 12 out of 34 youth executive members. Riot police officers later intervened and dispersed the protesters, allowing the PCC meeting to continue. Charumbira said he had reported the stabbing to the police. However, when contacted by NewsDay, police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi could not confirm the protests, saying he was out of office.

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Phelekezela Mphoko was the vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe and former secretary of the Zanu-PF party. Mphoko was appointed to this position by Robert Mugabe on 10 December 2014. The other vice president appointed at the same time as him is Emmerson Mnangagwa.... Read More About Phelekezela Mphoko

Saviour Kasukuwere is a politician, businessman and farmer. He is the former Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing and former Zanu- PF national political commissar. He was expelled from Parliament as the (Mount Darwin South) legislator in November 2017 following the military... Read More About Saviour Kasukuwere

Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city. Its location was selected by the last Matebele king, King Lobengula. Bulawayo used to be one of the country's most attractive cities and a major transport hub for Southern Africa until Zimbabwe entered a period of economic depression in... Read More About Bulawayo

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