The ZANU PF Mashonaland East provincial leadership has reversed the suspension of the provincial deputy secretary for legal affairs, Cleopas Kundiona.
Kundiona was suspended on 4 March from carrying out party activities after being accused of snubbing events organised by ZANU PF Marondera Central candidate for the March 26 by-elections Ignatius Mateveke.
He had also been ordered to appear before a disciplinary committee on 25 March to answer to several allegations.
The move to suspend Kundiona, however, was not well-received by some ZANU PF supporters in the province who threatened a protest vote.
Kundiona Monday confirmed to NewsDay that he had been reinstated. He said:
I am back at the party. We are focusing on winning the Marondera Central seat, hence we are mobilising support for the party candidate.
Kundiona lost to Maveteke in the Marondera Central ZANU PF primary elections but he was still expected to campaign for his rival.
The Marondera Central National Assembly seat fell vacant following the recall of Caston Matewu (MDC Alliance) by the MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora.