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John Nkomo alive as ZANU-PF dismisses legislator Mrs Tracy Mutinhiri from the party

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President Mugabe and Vice President John Landa Nkomo during a Politburo meeting at the Zanu-PF Headquarters in Harare yesterday as Tracy Mutinhiri is booted out .

ZANU-PF yesterday dismissed Marondera East legislator Mrs Tracy Mutinhiri from the party with immediate effect following recommendations by its national disciplinary committee.

She could also lose her position in Government where she is Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Services.Mrs Mutinhiri was found guilty of behaviour inconsistent with the party's principles.

The Politburo met yesterday and resolved to dismiss the former Women's League national political commissar.Zanu-PF spokesperson Cde Rugare Gumbo confirmed the development yesterday.

"It was unanimously agreed that she should be dismissed from the party with immediate effect. Politburo has taken that position and the secretary for administration (Cde Didymus Mutasa) will advise her. We go by the decision of the disciplinary committee," Cde Gumbo said.

He said the Politburo was yet to decide on the fate of Mrs Mutinhiri's position in Government.

Mrs Mutinhiri was last month found guilty of violating the Zanu-PF constitution by the Mashonaland East provincial disciplinary committee. She was found guilty of violating Article 3, Section 18 (1) of the party's constitution for failing to be loyal to the party, failure to conduct herself honestly and honourably in her dealings with the party and public and bringing Zanu-PF into disrepute.

Mrs Mutinhiri was initially suspended from Zanu-PF on the same charges, but appealed against the decision to the party's national chairman Cde Simon Khaya-Moyo.

In her appeal, she claimed to have conducted herself "with dignity and honour and never brought the party into disrepute and ridicule."

Cde Gumbo said the Politburo also discussed disciplinary cases involving former Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman Cde John Mafa and Cde Jamai Mudhuvuri and the cases were referred back to the province.

The Politburo was also briefed on the constitution-making process by Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana.

"We got a brief from Cde Mangwana on the constitution-making process. He assured us that it is on course. They have finished the district reports and are now doing the provinces," Cde Gumbo said.

He said according to the briefing by Cde Mangwana, the actual drafting of the constitution could start on September 15 this year.

The Politburo further got a briefing on preparations for the Zanu-PF National People's Conference with Cde Gumbo announcing that the annual event will be held in Bulawayo from December 6-10.

The recent Sadc Summit held in Angola was also deliberated on.

"We were briefed on the summit in Angola and we are happy with the report," he said.


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