I will not speak: Msipa

ZANU PF politburo member Cephas Msipa

FORMER Midlands governor Cephas Msipa has said he will no longer comment on political issues be they in Zanu PF or at national level, as he has retired from active politics.

Stephen Chadenga

Msipa told the Southern Eye in an interview after being asked to comment on recent developments in the party where ousted secretary for administration Didmus Mutasa called for disgruntled Zanu PF members to challenge the legality of the party’s congress that he no longer expresses his views on such issues since he wanted to “rest from politics”.

“Well, I stated my position that I have decided to retire from politics and take a rest,” he said.

former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa,
former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa

“I no longer comment on such issues or any other political issue for that matter and I am sorry about that.

“I need to rest from politics.”

The ex-Zanu PF politburo member was one of the most vocal in calling for unity in the party and was against the purging of senior members, including former Vice-President Joice Mujuru.

Msipa earned the ire of war veterans after he slammed attacks on Mujuru, as a faction of the former fighters said he should act like a political retiree and stop commenting on Zanu PF issues.

In a strongly worded statement, Mutasa urged disgruntled Zanu PF members to prepare a court challenge, questioning the legality of the party’s congress and endorsement of the constitutional amendments that scrapped the election of office bearers.

Former Vice-President Joice Mujuru
Former Vice-President Joice Mujuru

Mutasa was last Thursday booted out of the party by the Manicaland provincial co-ordinating committee following the hard-hitting statement.