Breaking News

Zapu members demand clarification on party post

by Staff reporter
01 February 2013 | 3714 Views
Members of Zapu are demanding clarification on the post of the party's secretary general, which is now occupied by two people.

This follows the appointment last month of Mr Strike Mnkandla as the alternate secretary general to the incumbent Mr Ralph Mguni, based in the United Kingdom.

Party members who spoke to Chronicle on condition of anonymity on Wednesday said they suspected that Mr Mguni, who has been accused of being an "absentee" officer, had been kicked out of the party through the back door.

"There is confusion in our leadership and now we do not know how the party is being run. Mr Mguni is the national secretary general but we now hear that he has been replaced by Mr Mnkandla," said a party member.

The party members accused the Dr Dumiso Dabengwa-led executive of making unilateral decisions and not explaining issues to them.

"It is painful that the party is dying yet our leaders are doing nothing. The post of the secretary general is very important and this confusion is costing us. Mr Mnkandla has not been explained to us and we do not know how that decision was arrived at."

Party members felt that Mr Mguni had lost favour with Dr Dabengwa after he reportedly questioned the suspension of former Bulawayo chairman Retired Colonel Lazarus Ray Ncube late last year.

"Mr Mguni was here in December and we understand he denied having signed a letter sanctioning the suspension of Rtd Col Ncube and that made him lose favour with the top leadership," said another member.

The party members also questioned Mr Mnkandla's credentials saying he could have been appointed on the grounds of patronage.

Mr Mguni was accused of failing to coordinate party activities because of his continued absence.

Mr Mguni is believed to be running a private college in the UK.

Zapu southern regional coordinator Retired Major Mark Mbayiwa declined to comment on the issue and referred all questions to Mr Mnkandla.

"I will not comment on that. It is better you talk to Mr Mnkandla," he said.

Mr Mnkandla, however, denied there was confusion over the running of the party and said his appointment was a strategic necessity while insisting that Mr Mguni remained the substantive secretary general.

"Mr Mguni has not been demoted and he remains the party's secretary general. It is only that when he was elected to the post he was supposed to relocate from the UK in order to fully discharge his duties but he failed to relocate because of certain logistics.

"There is no conflict in our operations. I do the daily runnings and report to the presidency but I have to keep him informed of issues on the ground and discuss strategic issues with him," said Mr Mnkandla.

He admitted that party members on the ground had not been fully apprised about the issue.

Mr Mnkandla, who said he has been working in the party behind the scenes for a long time, said his appointment was justified, arguing that the decision to do so was approved by the party's national executive council.

Zapu regional spokesperson Mr Benson Dube said Mr Mguni remained the overall secretary general.

"Mr Mguni is the overall secretary general and Mr Mnkandla is the alternate secretary general. This means Mr Mnkandla conducts the duties of the secretary general in the absence of Mr Mguni," he said.




Zapu has been dogged by leadership conflicts which have seen founder members such as Rtd Col Ncube fired.

Other senior members of the party have also left the party or adopted a wait and see attitude.

Zapu

Source: TC

Could there be war if Grace Mugabe becomes President?

Yes
75.07%
No
8.88%
Who cares?
16.05%
349

Comments

Latest Classifieds (Click Here For More)

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Zanu-PF official embroiled in sex scandal, including raping girl (9) -...

by Staff Reporter | 24 October 2014 | 2372 Views

No meaningful devolution without fiscal autonomy - The ZAPU devolution...

by Themba Mthethwa | 24 October 2014 | 939 Views

Open letter to Grace Mugabe - I AM sure you don't know me at all, bei...

by GP Ndlovu | 24 October 2014 | 6275 Views

Eziko Theatre Laboratory - WhatsApp update

by Byo Residents | 24 October 2014 | 1774 Views

'Mujuru's US ties behind fallout with Mugabe' - VICE-PRESIDENT Joice M...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 7261 Views

Maid steals from dead employer - A MAID who had an affair with her la...

by Thubelihle Mabhena | 24 October 2014 | 4605 Views

'Joice Mujuru is corrupt and incompetent,' says Grace Mugabe - The Fir...

by Farirai Machivenyika and Felex Share | 24 October 2014 | 2973 Views

Makoni, leave Grace Mugabe alone - The First Lady is a natural pick by...

by Suitable Kajau | 24 October 2014 | 4351 Views

Man rapes donkey - A Tsholotsho teenager was arrested by after village...

by Staff Reporter | 24 October 2014 | 3144 Views

Prisoner admits to sodomising inmate - A 31 year old inmate at Khami M...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 3492 Views

Sangoma (72) rapes minor - A 72 year old traditional healer allegedly ...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 2741 Views

Tsvangirai faces eviction from Highlands' mansion - MDC-T leader Morga...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 6229 Views

MDC factions headed for a clash - The two MDC formations that currentl...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 3101 Views

'Mujuru's political future in Mugabe's hands' - Vice-President Joice M...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 5355 Views

Grace Mugabe admits elevating Mujuru - First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterd...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 2908 Views

Mugabe refuses to ditch Parly colonial bling - President Robert Mugabe...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 2894 Views

Karikoga Kaseke sabotages Dr Grace Mugabe rally - Zimbabwe Tourism Aut...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 4413 Views

Mujuru hit by phony cyber campaign - The Zanu-PF propaganda wars and m...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 4214 Views

Zanu-PF's team Gamatox vs Team Zvipfukuto - Line-ups - As President R...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 6191 Views

Robert Mugabe faces internal revolt - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is facin...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 4814 Views

Grace Mugabe's War Vets speech - Video - https://www.youtube.com/wat...

by Staff Reporter | 24 October 2014 | 2714 Views

Victory and Going to Top Gears - Itai Dzamara - Victory and Going to T...

by Itai Dzamara | 24 October 2014 | 2655 Views

I salute you Cde Grace! - Dear Editor, I salute you cde Grace!I would ...

by Denford Madenyika (Denny) | 24 October 2014 | 3925 Views

Man in court for stealing friend's salary - A 26-year-old man stole hi...

by Staff Reporter | 24 October 2014 | 2780 Views

What did Grace Mugabe say to the War Vets? Word for word speech

by Staff Reporter | 24 October 2014 | 5115 Views

Mphoko distanced himself from land wrangle - ZIMBABWE'S former ambassa...

by Mashudu Netsianda | 24 October 2014 | 1663 Views

Crunch Zanu-PF Politburo meeting on today - THE crunch Zanu-PF Politbu...

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 2811 Views

EU hints on scrapping of sanctions against Zimbabwe - New British Amba...

by Lloyd Gumbo | 24 October 2014 | 1993 Views

'Mujuru owns 10% of Daily News,' says Grace Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 24 October 2014 | 4221 Views

Entertainment

Carl Joshua Ncube to star in game show - Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube wi...

by Staff reporter | 23 October 2014 | 856 Views

LadyBee Anondida - Official video

by Staff Reporter | 23 October 2014 | 2032 Views

Zim representative in the Big Brother Africa survives eviction - Zimba...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 2828 Views

Grace Mugabe's political comedy takes ZTV hostage - For the past two w...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 5225 Views

Oliver Mtukudzi to deliver lecture at Musica 2014 - Zimbabwe's interna...

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2014 | 1567 Views

Gezha maoko - Ladybee (Official Video)

by Staff Reporter | 19 October 2014 | 2752 Views

Matebeleland Music & Arts Festival - Sivala umnyaka ngengoma lapho sit...

by Staff Reporter | 17 October 2014 | 1817 Views

Obediah Matulana releases Christmas DVD - Bulawayo-based musician Obed...

by Staff reporter | 16 October 2014 | 2135 Views
iBlog

Top 10 Causes Of Vaginal Bleeding After Intercourse

bleeding after sex can be rather alarming, and there could be many reasons why a woman would bleed after sex. though most women bleed after their first time having sex, if bleeding becomes frequent, there may be an underlying issue. below are the 1... Read More
adoniadennis 02 May 2014 ago

Protect Your Greatest Small Business Asset: Time

if your work week is way more than 40 hours, your smartphone is glued to your hand, and your to-do list is multiple pages of overdue tasks—you know how valuable every minute of your time is.your smartphone and tablet make doing business from anyw... Read More
Sergey 05 September 2014 ago