Member of Parliament (MP) for Chivi South, Killer Zivhu has pulled a shocker after he continued to defy his party Zanu PF and embarked on a project to build three schools and a clinic in his constituency.
Zivhu says the project is aimed at bringing education and health services closer to the people he represents.
“We raised funds to build the schools in order to bring relief to local children many of whom are walking long distances when going to school. Clinics are also very few yet people need to be medically attended to in a more convenient manner,” said Zivhu.
Residents in the constituency managed to work together to raise funds to build the schools and the clinic with the help of the Community Development Fund (CDF).
On September 9, Zivhu visited wards 27 and 28 to address the community on the progress they have made in purchasing cement and other building materials.
Zivhu said the project was also informed by the promises he made during the 2018 elections.
“I want to fulfill the promises that I made to you during the elections that I was going to build schools for your children,” said Zivhu.
Chief Nemauzhe was present at the ground breaking of a new secondary school that will be built in Ward 27.
Meanwhile, Zivhu has come under fire for continuing to defy the Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial executive’s directive stopping him from carrying out party and parliamentary business in the area pending the finalisation of his disciplinary hearing.
It is understood the party wrote to the Politburo recommending that he be expelled for violating party rules after turning to social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Twitter, and allegedly pushed for dialogue between President Mnangagwa and MDC-Alliance President Mr Nelson Chamisa.
Further, Cde Zivhu is said to have initiated the process of collecting signatures from people so that they support his dialogue initiative.
The Herald understands that the Zanu-PF Masvingo executive recently read the riot act to Cde Zivhu and ordered him to stop carrying out meetings until his matter was finalised.
Zanu-PF vice chairman for Masvingo Cde Ailes Baloyi said yesterday that it was disturbing to note Cde Zivhu was defying party directives.
“We are aware of Cde Zivhu’s defiance and the reports are being taken to the national executive. Every move that he is making is known and we are only waiting for the results of the national disciplinary committee,” said Cde Baloyi.
He said it was public knowledge that Cde Zivhu should not in any way disregard party directives through engaging in any developmental activities in his constituency.
“What he is doing is tantamount to defiance and we are not happy as an executive. One should just follow what he or she is advised by the party.”