November 01, 2017 / comments : 0
BY NEWSANCHOR REPORTERS
Zanu PF Mashonaland West Women's League members on Monday besieged the provincial headquarters in Chinhoyi where they demonstrated against their leadership for allegedly stealing chicks donated by First Lady Grace Mugabe for empowerment projects, among a litany of charges.
Targeted by the placard-waving mob were women's league acting provincial chairlady, Angeline Muchemenyi and administration secretary, Joice Makazhu, who stand accused of theft of day-old chicks, failing to administer the affairs of the league and taking instructions from beleaguered Zanu PF central committee member and Kadoma businessman Jimayi Muduvuri.
Muchemenyi was caught off-guard by the seeming spontaneous demonstration as she had called the meeting at the provincial head office to discuss the on-going biometric voter registration and the impending December congress. The meeting was attended by Provincial Affairs minister Webster Shamu and senior Zanu PF Mashonaland West members from all three wings, main board, women's league and youth.
Muchemenyi described the demonstration as a non-event.
"Their action is null and void because I remain the chairwoman of the province. Infact, I was the one who called this meeting to talk about the BVR exercise and preparations for the December congress. Those calling for my ouster belong to the Lacoste faction," she charged.
Muchemenyi accused her deputy, Mary Phiri of being ambitious and having orchestrated the demonstration in a bid to oust her from the post, so she takes over.
Some if the placards read : "Muduvuri is the chair of Mash West Women's League", "Jimayi stop funding confusion."
However, Phiri maintained a petition had been tendered to the provincial executive which had since endorsed it, a development that could culminate in Muchemenyi's removal from office.
Newly-appointed Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs minister Webster Shamu and provincial chairman Ephraim Chengeta attended the meeting but both declined to comment on the event.
But central committee member and Zvimba Senator Caroline Mugabe reiterated the meeting was convened to discuss the BVR exercise and the congress. She also declared nothing had changed as Muchemenyi remains the women's league boss. TOP NEWS
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