Bimha suspends Zanu PF Buhera district chairman

FARAI MATEBVU

BUHERA – Zanu PF national political commissar Mike Bimha has suspended former acting Chief Chimombe and now the party’s district chairman for Buhera NorthCausemore Chimombe from the organisation for fomenting violence in the party.

Chimombe was allegedly causing violence and derailing the party’s restructuring process in Buhera North.

The party’s Manicaland provincial spokesperson, Sam Matema confirmed the move in an interview with Chipinge Times and added that Chimombe’s deputy Chamunorwa Mudzimu is currently acting in that capacity.

“It is true that he is suspended and that is contained in a letter from the national political commissar, Mike Bimha. What I can tell you is that Chimombe’s deputy is the acting chairperson until the matter is resolved,” said Matema.

“You are being suspended in terms of the ZANU PF constitution Article 28 section (e) for failing to discharge functions and responsibilities arising from the incident of violence which prevented the restructuring of Chimombe East, Chimvuri and Chiremwa party districts in Buhera North on August 27, 2022.

“During the period of your suspension you are required to initiate a smooth handover takeover process with your vice chairperson who will be acting chairperson,” read part of the letter.

When conducted for comment, Chimombe said he was working around the clock to reverse the suspension.

“All is well; the leadership is working on it to clear my name,” said Chimombe.

Chimombe once served as acting Chief Chimombe in Buhera North from 2011 to 2018 before he ventured full time in politics as a member of ZANU PF. While the letter was mum on the duration of the suspension, inside sources in the party said the vocal politician was suspended for five years. 

“He has been suspended for five years and by the look of things he will not come back,” said the source.

Chimombe is being accused for colluding with fellow colleagues in his executive to unleash violence on other party members. 

A senior war veteran leader in the district who requested anonymity said the young chairperson had turned out to be a dictator who was now becoming a troublesome child in the party.

“He had developed a violent behaviour to sustain power,” said the war veteran.

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