Harare- Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF party has suspended youth secretary Pupurai Togarepi, deputy youth secretary Lewis Matutu and political Commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu for addressing a press conference on Monday where they called for the arrest of several businessmen linked to Zanu PF.
Announcing the decision acting party spokesperson, Patrick Chinamasa said the politburo had unanimously decided to suspend the duo. Secretary for youth Pupurai Togarepi was demoted.
“Pupurai Togarepi who was serving as Secretary of youth as the pleasure of His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa with immediate effect ceases to be secretary of youth league as such he is no longer a member of the politburo but he retains his position as a central committee member.
“Cde Matutu and Cde Tsenengamu have been duly removed from their positions. They will be ordinary card carrying members for 12 months and after that they are eligible to contest any elections. It was also recommended that they undergo a compulsory 3 months training at the Herbert Chitepo School of ideology,” said Chinamasa
The purges are reminiscent to those that saw the ouster of several Zanu PF big wigs during the Mugabe era which signaled factionalism in the ruling party.
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