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Speaker Of National Assembly Mudenda Barred From Attending Politburo Meeting

Speaker Of National Assembly Mudenda Barred From Attending Politburo Meeting

Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda was on Wednesday barred by State security agents from attending a crucial ZANU PF politburo meeting.

Party insiders told NewsDay that he is being punished for calling for the amendment of the Constitution to allow citizens in the diaspora to vote in the 2023 elections.

He also called for a speedy appointment of a second vice-president in the spirit of the 1987 Unity Accord after former Vice-President Kembo Mohadiresigned following a sex scandal.

Only Zimbabweans on diplomatic missions and civil servants outside the country are allowed to vote and Mnangagwa has been evasive about the appointment of the second VP.

Party fanatics have been circulating pictures of Mudenda allegedly dining with foreign embassy officials, saying he is compromised and not serving party interests while others say he is positioning himself to be appointed the VP. A ZANU PF insider told NewsDay:

Mudenda was barred from attending the politburo meeting by some State security agents because people in the party are not happy with the diaspora vote which he called for recently.

When contacted for comment, Mudenda curtly said: “That’s nonsense,” before dropping the call.

ZANU PF political commissar and acting spokesperson Mike Bimha said Mudenda asked to be excused. Bimha said:

He (Mudenda) was asked to be excused from the politburo by the President Emmerson Mnangagwa since he had a question-and-answer session in Parliament. President Mnangagwa realised that Hon Mudenda was in the politburo when we started the meeting at 2pm, the time the question-and-answer session starts in Parliament.

On Wednesday during the politburo meeting, Mnangagwa made a speech which some observers say was directed at Mudenda. He said the party must be united and personal views and opinions must never be smuggled to assume the status of being a party policy.

His remarks echoed those made by ZANU PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa last week.

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14 Comments

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

He didnt ask for anyone in the world to vote, but Zimbabwean citizens...


Asalif 2 months ago

Why not just fire him that biting about the bush by threatening everyone in your party and government


dispenser 2 months ago

Mudhara igaffa ndirorega kuzanu rinemainterest ne vanhu zvimwe zvese zvidhuura


Live 2 months ago

In Zanu pf if you stand for the truth you became an enemy , vane nhamo vanhu vanotsigira E D Mnangagwa and his team .


Asalif 2 months ago

taurai henyu for them the truth is criticism upon the leaders

V 2 months ago

I don't understand fellow Zimbabweans you are supporting him. Murikuda kuvhoterwa nemunhu arikuDiaspora life yake iribho, kuti akuchuzirei MP kana President anozo afffector imimi.


Umukwerekwere 2 months ago

aaaaa @V ziku**** chairo unoti havazive zvavakatiza here muno

mafirakureva JoJo chenjera 2 months ago

@V haa iwewe kurawo
asi munhu akaenda kunze haazive vanhu vekumba varikuraRama sei here iye achishandira Ivo
ndovanhu vari kuunza Mari dzacho kuno akuna Mari
regai vavhotewo mudenda is right akutaura straight

😃 2 months ago

mmmm @V u need some schooling before u start commenting on these matters pavanhu...

Manikiniki 2 months ago

I think you need some mental examination. A Zimbabwean in the diaspora is still a Zimbabwean and most of them have families and relatives back home. Also, most wish to return home but its not possible with this failed regime still ruling because there is no economy to return to. Their vote is the only key to their freedom to return home to a better Zimbabwe under a new competent gvt.

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ABSA 2 months ago

if you want to be the enemy in Zanupf tell the truth.unovengwa kubva ku cell,ward,district, province etc.


Worzell Gummidge 2 months ago

I have no sympathy for the former ZAPU Cadre - Mudenda. None whatsoever. He used to read & enforce Recall Letters from Khupe & Mwonzoro with a gleeful face. When Biti & his PDP MPs won against their recall in the High Court. It was Mudenda who blocked their return to parliament in defiance of the high court order. Thank God the By-Elections settled the matter once & for all.


Zvazvanga zvingori 2 months ago

Have you ever noticed what happens when hyena wants to devour buts,it is told you are now smelling like a goat.Mudenda your promotion to glory is nigh


zapu representative 2 months ago

mudenda for VP zapu to be represented at presidium kwete zvenhema izvo
zanupf is zanu and zapu
akuchina unity accord kaa zvadai

regai mudenda apinde uyo



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