ZIMBABWE – Former energy deputy minister Munacho Mutezo faces expulsion from the ruling party Zanu PF for allegedly attending a People First meeting and campaigning for the political outfit in Manicaland.
People First is a proposed new political party linked to former vice president Joice Mujuru who was fired from government and the ruling party for allegedly plotting a coup against President Robert Mugabe.
Mutezo, his wife, and Chipinge South legislator, Enock Porusingazi, were suspended from taking part in Zanu PF activities after they were linked to Mujuru plot.
The former deputy minister and Chimanimani Ward 8 councilor Joe Zviuya now seem to be in trouble for allegedly distributing People First material in the area.
According to documents seen by NewZimbabwe.com, Zanu PF ward 8 Nyanyadzi convened a meeting on December 28 at Nyanyadzi primary school where the party members agreed that the duo should be expelled from Zanu PF.
Also targeted for ouster were Siphellani Mujati (ZILIWACO), Grace Mubochwa who works at Mutezo`s office, former womenâ€™s league top member Janet Knight, Vhuyo Nyamombe and Kenani Matiashe.
They were all accused of attending a People First meeting held at the home of former Zanu PF party secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa.
According to the minutes, Zviuya reportedly boasted that he was now a People`s First member and openly campaigned for the proposed party.
Munacho Mutezo brought some fliers which he gave to Zviuya, Mutetwa and his father, read minutes of the meeting.
Mutezo was not responding to his phone when New Zimbabwe.com rang him while Zviuya was not available when this publication visited his Nyanyadzi home.
Insiders however claimed that all is not well in Zanu PF Manicaland structures with disgruntled party members said to be working underground with the People`s First project.
It`s true the People First project is gathering momentum because many Zanu PF members, especially the grassroots, are sick and tired of corruption in the party, said a party activist who declined to be named.