Former Public Service and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira took ZANU PF factionalism to a state function where she confronted her rival who is seeking to take her Central Committee post.
Mupfumira made a rare public appearance on Friday at a national clean-up campaign at Pfungwadzakanaka shopping centre in Chinhoyi where ZANU PF second secretary, Kembo Mohadi was present.
The corruption-accused Mupfumira reportedly confronted Martha Munondo-Tafirenyika and told her in no uncertain terms not to try to get her Central Committee post via the women’s quota.
Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com, Munondo-Tafirenyika confirmed that the confrontation with Mupfumira indeed happened. She said:
Yes, Mupfumira confronted me and said l was getting in her way, and that l must drop my ambitions of landing a central committee position via the women’s quota.
I told her off since ZANU PF is a democratic party in which l also have a right to contest for whatever position.
She has pending disciplinary issues within the party as well as at the courts.
She must be cleared first before she starts campaigning for any post.
Mupfumira is a ZANU PF Central Committee member courtesy of the women’s quota.
Munondo-Tafirenyika wants Mupfumira to step down from the post and contest in the ZANU PF main wing elections for the Central Committee.
Mupfumira is a former member of the Politburo, ZANU PF’s highest decision-making body outside congress.
She was jettisoned from both the Politburo and Cabinet following her prosecution for over US$90 million she allegedly misappropriated when she was Public Service Minister.