By A Correspondent – Zanu PF President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired another party director over internal party election rigging.
Mnangagwa fired the head of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mr Munyaradzi Katsande; a few days he did so to the suspended party’s director for administration Dickson Dzora.
Katsande was fired for tampering with registers for the voters in the recently held provincial elections.
Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Christopher Mutsvangwa, confirmed the development at a press conference held at the party headquarters in Harare yesterday afternoon, saying that there was a major shake-up at the party headquarters.
“We have our director general Cde Dickson Dzora, he is on suspension. He was suspended on the instruction and directive of President ED Mnangagwa. He has been unhappy about many wayward activities, which have been going on at the party. But the last straw was the gross incompetence and perhaps they were connived by Dickson Dzora and his team to run the last elections and just generate chaos all over the 10 provinces. That was really enough for the President,” said Mutsvangwa.
During the just-ended provincial elections, there were reports of delays in the disbursement of ballot papers at most voting centres across the country
“There was also an investigation which was carried out by the party’s security department on the abuse of tender procedures to favour ghost companies, which may have been related to him. So he has gone. He is under suspension. It has been confirmed this morning (yesterday) by Cde Obert Mpofu who is the Secretary General of the party,” said Mutsvangwa.
On the expulsion of Cde Katsande, Ambassador Mutsvangwa said he was found tempering with the provincial registers for voters.
“President Mnangagwa himself fired another official in the ICT department, Cde Katsande. He was fired because he was found tampering with registers for the voters for the past provincial elections in the party”.
Mutsvangwa said, Mnangagwa was determined to run a clean show at the party headquarters so that the membership can be confident on the administration of all the affairs of the party including the all-important elections.
“You can now all see that we take our elections seriously. We want them to be clean as can be. It doesn’t matter that you are a big fish, if you fall foul, President Mnangagwa will move against you. He is not the only one. It has happened at the Government level. Somebody else has just left his job in the Cabinet. So the signal is out there,” said Mutsvangwa.