Speaking to The Herald, Zanu-PF Midlands chairperson Mackenzie Ncube confirmed the province expelled four members who decided to stand as independent National Assembly candidates in the July 30 harmonised elections.
The four are Tsikadzashe Nemato (Gokwe Kana), Johannes Marise (Gokwe Mafungautsi), Jossinia Maupa (Kwekwe Central) and Dorothy Mhangami (Gokwe Central), as well as a number of councillors around the province whose number could not be ascertained. He said some agreed to withdraw their candidature, but could not make it before the ZEC deadline last Friday. Said Ncube:
We were left with no option, but to generate an expulsion letter after we tried to engage them to no avail. We engaged Mhangami, but she remained adamant that she wanted to stand as an independent. So our options were limited on that one.