Ray Nkosi | Former Defense Minister and at one time heir apparent to the throne Dr Sydney Sekeramayi has come out to speak on developments in the Mugabe led opposition party.
Sekeramayi once a key figure in the G-40 faction aligned to Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, survived persecution after the November coup, which resulted in a relentless onslught against all its perceived members. While some were jailed others were driven into exile, with Mugabe being placed under 24 hour surveillence.
The state media reports that Zanu PF Mashonaland East has described the resignation of former Marondera West MP Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri as a non-event which should not shake the party in the constituency.
Zanu PF politburo member Dr Sydney Sekeramayi told party supporters at an inter-district meeting at Mahusekwa Growth Point that although Mr Mutinhiri has sold out that should not shake the party, urging the members to remain united.
The meeting was meant to inform members on the new developments after Mr Mutinhiri’s resignation and formation of an opposition party National Patriotic Front.
Provincial chairman Joel Biggie Matiza said the leadership in the area should ensure that resignation of Mr Mutinhiri does not divide the party and advised that those who used to work with the former Mashonaland East Minister of State should know that the party is bigger than individuals.