THE Zanu-PF Midlands Provincial leadership has recommended the suspension of Kwekwe Central National Assembly Member Cde Masango Matambanadzo from the party for alleged insubordination and creating parallel structures.
Matambanadzo, a self-confessed Grade Two dropout, displaced Chebundo in the July 31 harmonised elections.
“A lot has been said about my educational qualifications, but I say I am educated, I went to school. I did my Grade One, then Grade 2 and stopped there. But I know what the people want and how to do it,” Matambanadzo said back in 2013 after managing to do what his provincial political godfather Emmerson Mnangagwa twice failed to do – wrestle the seat from MDC-T’s Blessing Chebundo.
During filing of nomination papers, Matambanadzo allegedly failed to write his details on the nomination papers provided by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commmision until his aides came to his rescue.
Party provincial spokesperson Cde Cornelius Mpereri confirmed the suspension saying the decision was reached at after all due processes were followed.
“We have reached the decision after all due processes have been conducted. This was after the disciplinary committee sat down and went over the matter before making the decision,” said Cde Mpereri.
The recommendation, he said, had been forwarded to the party’s national structures where the final decision would be made.
“Party protocol stipulates that we can only recommend and give it to the national committee who are going to come up with the final decision,” he said.
Cde Mpereri said Cde Matambanadzo has already been served with the suspension letter. Cde Matambabanadzo through his secretary Ms Angela Nyathi confirmed receiving the suspension letter.
“Yes, we did receive the suspension letter but I cannot comment further than that,” she said.
The letter seen by this reporter and signed by deputy provincial chairman who also chairs the disciplinary committee Cde Goodwills Shiri states that Cde Matambanadzo has been barred from conducting any party business for 21 days.
“You are hereby served with this prohibition order in terms of Section 79 (1) of the Zanu-PF Constitution. The effect of this prohibition is to suspend you forthwith from your position in the party and all party activities for a period of 21 days from the date of receipt of this notice,” read part of the letter.