By Jane Mlambo| Presidential Spokesperson George Charamba has attempted to pacify the dismissal of Zanu PF National Commissar Victor Matemadanda from his influential position saying he was reassigned for a higher responsibility out of the country.
In a comment made in the Newsday, Charamba said the removal of Matemadanda was at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s discretion adding that a number of Zimbabwe embassies did not have representatives hence the need to fill those posts.
“(Cde) Matemadanda was not fired, but he has been reassigned for a higher responsibility out of the country,” Charamba said.
“A number of our embassies have no representatives, hence there is a need to fill in those vacant posts. But it’s up to His Excellency (Mnangagwa)’s discretion on assigning the individuals. There are a number of reassignments that are going to be taking place.” said Charamba.
Matemadanda was the deputy minister of defence and war veterans affairs as well as Zanu PF National Commissar.
His removal from the party commissariat can never be elevation to a high post as he was left without a post, the same way his predecessor Engelbert Rugeje was removed.
There are unconfirmed reports that Zanu PF factional fights are behind Matemadanda’s fall.