Harare(New Ziana)- The Zanu PF Politburo on Wednesday expelled party secretary for health, child care and the elderly, Cleveria Chizema and former Mbare East Member of Parliament Tendai Savanhu, for “behaviour inconsistent with the party”.
Last month, Zanu PF suspended Chizema-the most senior Politburo member in Harare-for further investigation after the security department presented a report on how internal forces were working with some senior officials to foment discord in the party.
Addressing the media after the Politburo meeting, Zanu PF acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa said the ruling party would not spare those working to divide the party.
“Today the Politburo unanimously decided that Mrs Cleveria Chizema be fired from the party because of the seriousness of her case in which she did not deny any wrongdoing. She joins her accomplice Tinashe Maduza who was expelled at the last Politburo,” he said.
He said any elements working to split or divide the party would not be treated with leniency.
“On the list of the people expelled from the party is Tendai Savanhu, again for his association with Chizema. He stands expelled as of today.”
Chinamasa said in the case of Chizema, she did not deny the allegations.
“She said it happened in March but she did not alert the party and hid some of the material under her carpet,” he said.
The Politburo also endorsed the suspension of Tamuka Nyoni, the party’s Matabeleland North youth chairperson.
“Tamuka Nyoni, youth leader from Matabeleland North was suspended by his province and the politburo endorsed the suspension for his alleged involvement in behaviour and actions which are inconsistent with our expectations of cadres of the party,” said Chinamasa.
He added: “We are making serious decisions to send clear message to anyone who does not follow the party line that he does not deserve to be in our midst,” he said.