Patrick Chitumba Senior Reporter
ZANU- PF Politburo members Cdes Tshinga Dube, Angeline Masuku and Dr Sikhanyiso Ndlovu are under fire from Bulawayo province for allegedly plotting against President Mugabe.
Yesterday party members meeting at Davies Hall held placards denouncing the three politburo members.
Party members also chanted songs denouncing the trio.
Cdes Masuku, Ndlovu and Dube according to Zanu-PF Bulawayo provincial acting chairperson Cde George Mlala, were axed former chairperson Professor Callistus Ndlovu’s allies and had not repented from plotting against the President.
A vote of no-confidence was passed on Prof Ndlovu and five members of his executive last week for allegedly fanning factionalism, sabotaging First Lady Grace Mugabe’s rallies and misappropriating funds.
Some of the placards held by party members read: “Phansi lo Angeline Masuku” (Down with Angeline Masuku), “Sikhanyiso don’t interfere with party business”, “Down with Tshinga Dube”.
Other placards read:
“Dr Grace Mugabe is 100% correct”, “Byo churches are in solidarity with the 1st family, Dr R.G Mugabe and Dr Grace Mugabe.”
Cde Mlala said anyone with his or her name written on the placards should repent now or step down before being embarrassed.
He said it was vital that Zanu-PF weeds out any unruly elements before Congress.
“The message is clear and anyone with a name appearing on the placards should repent now,” he said.
Cde Mlala said Cde Masuku had never supported Zanu-PF hence she was relucant to wear party regalia.
He said the new executive will soon embark on an exercise to restructure the party.
Cde Mlala said going to the Congress, all chairpersons should bear in mind two goals: Supporting the candidature of President Mugabe for 2018 elections and endorsing the ascendancy of Cde Grace Mugabe to the helm of the women’s league.
He said as a province they were not going to carry bad apples to Congress.
“We’re going to Congress and we want the people who’re fully behind the candidature of President Mugabe for the 2018 elections and the take over of the women’s league by Cde Grace Mugabe,” said Cde Mlala.
Meanwhile, in what observers said was a show of solidarity with the new executive, the Minister of State for Bulawayo province Cde Sandi Moyo made a surprise visit to Davies Hall.
When she arrived, Cde Mlala was addressing party supporters.
“I support, you but I’m passing through,” said Cde Moyo in a short address.