Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe and Mashonaland Central Minister of provincial affairs Monica Mavhunga have teamed up against Sam Parirenyatwa who is the War veterans association chairperson for Mash Central.
Parinyatwa is reportedly eyeing the provincial chairmanship that is currently held by Kazembe.
The challenge reportedly prompted Kazembe and Mavhunga to mobilise war veterans from the ZANU PF league which is a rival camp to sign a petition or vote of no confidence to Parirenyatwa.
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However, there is resistance from war vet association members who are supporting their leaders. Said a war vet from the association:
_We know Kazembe and Mavhunga are using their ministerial powers to tarnish Pari since he is going to contest Kazembe on the Chairmanship hence the two want him to be booted out by war veterans from the league but that is not possible._
Another war veteran from the league said Pari was corrupt after he allegedly took pigs meant for war veterans. Said the source:
_We are not happy with Parirenyatwa because he took pigs last year meant for war veterans and used them for his own use hence we are writing a petition._
Kazembe who has been accused of using the police to block other aspiring candidates could neither confirm nor deny the allegations. Emotional Kazembe told Bulawayo24:
_You never write good about Kazembe just write what you want._
Parirenyatwa dismissed reports that say he converted pigs meant for community projects to personal use. He added:
_As for my aspirations I have not shown my interest so if there are chances of blocking me I am still surprised because I am still quiet._
Mashonaland CentraI province and Manicaland are boiling with factionalism.