The president during the politburo meeting that saw the demotion of the former Zanu Pf Youth league chief whip Pupurai Togarepi confronted Togarepi and reportedly said he had appointed him despite knowing he was not qualified to lead the youths, and that he had won that position due to his benevolence, Zimbabwe Independent reports.
A source that narrated the whole scene that happened in the meeting on Wednesday told the publication that:
The President spoke first and he was brutal in rebuking the youths, particularly Togarepi. He openly told Togarepi that he appointed him to lead the youths despite the fact that, at 56, he was not qualified to do so.
He told Togarepi that he owed his position to his benevolence and he was expecting him to provide good leadership to the youths, but seeing that he had dismally failed to do so, he was going to relieve him of the duties so that he remains as an ordinary card-carrying member of the party
The same meeting reportedly divided the ruling party with some officials wanting the youths fired from the party and other officials saying the party should not protect corrupt individuals.
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