President Emmerson Mnangagwa castigated party members who are bent on causing despondency and disunity within the ruling ZANU PF. To that end, he warned party youths to always be vigilant.
Mnangagwa said this while addressing a Zanu PF national youth indaba at the party headquarters in Harare on Thursday. He said:
I am quite aware of the machinations of the enemy to destabilise the party by causing despondency and disunity among our rank and file.
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Let us all condemn and expose these acts. Let me also warn that as provided for by our party constitution, acts of indiscipline, treachery and disloyalty will not be tolerated or condoned.
If any members or structures of the party have any grievances, we have laid-out rules and regulations or procedures that must be followed. I know of some comrades who have been suspended or expelled, but no procedures were followed. That is not proper.
… Divisive or opportunistic or mafia style handling of party affairs will never be accepted. You may feel that you are smart, but let me tell you that this party, Zanu PF, will always be smarter.
As you carry out both you’re political and development programmes, you must be wary of those with brute and unbridled ambition and political gladiators.
His warning comes after there was a wave of votes of no confidence among party members earlier this year. The runctions were not limited to the youth wing, but the main wing as well.
The expulsions and counter-expulsions were all reversed with party structures in Harare and Bulawayo subsequently dissolved.