Zanu-PF councillor for Dangamvura/Chikanga councillor Tarwirei Mabika (ward 6) has been banned from carrying out party activities in terms of article 10 section 79(1) of the party’s constitution for allegedly denouncing the party’s slogan and bad-mouthing MP Esau Mupfumi at public gatherings.
The order which is signed by Mutare provincial deputy chairperson Joseph Mujati and seen by NewsDay reads:
You must forthwith desist from carrying out any party activities of whatsoever nature, including attending party functions until the disciplinary proceedings against you have been concluded. On several occasions you have undermined the efforts of the party by interjecting with defamatory insults at the party and sitting Member of Parliament Honourable Esau Mupfumi. You always discourage the Member of Parliament from using party slogan during meetings in his ward, suggesting that your ward has mixed parties, hence we ought to avoid pushing away people. You insisted that he must chant the slogan which says Pamberi neDevelopment and not Pamberi neZanu PF.
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Efforts by NewsDay to contact Mabika were fruitless although Mupfumi confirmed the development but declined to shed more light on the issue.