‘Callistus Ndlovu still Zanu PF Bulawayo chairperson’

Callistus Ndlovu

THE Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial chairmanship is still in the hands of Callistus Ndlovu who has not been booted out by party youths and war veterans as claimed by some publications.


Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial political head Sikhanyiso Ndlovu told Southern Eye yesterday that Callistus remains provincial chairperson.

Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial political head Sikhanyiso Ndlovu
Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial political head Sikhanyiso Ndlovu

“Callistus is still in charge and some of you journalists heard that there was a new executive committee for Zanu PF in the (Bulawayo) city centre branch and went on to write that it was the province,” he said.

“Bulawayo is still intact and the chairperson’s relations with party members are excellent.”

Sikhanyiso said the vote of no confidence waves sweeping across the country ought to be done in adherence with party procedures and not used just to settle personal differences.

“People need to follow party procedures when they cast a vote of no confidence on individuals and not just do it to fix each other over unknown issues,” he said.

“We do not expect people to cast a no vote of no confidence on individuals for the purpose of settling differences.

“Presently I cannot say that we have people who have been affected by a no vote of confidence, because the Zanu PF national disciplinary committee has not received anything.

“A vote of no confidence does not work until it is sent to the national chairman.”

Sikhanyiso said if people had any differences, they should sit down and try to identify the problems so they can be solved amicably.

“As a party, we are in the process of identifying the problem with the purpose of solving it and we are doing this peacefully,” he continued. “People must learn to reconcile and work together in preparation for congress next month.”

Serious divisions have rocked Zanu PF, as the party heads for its elective congress next month over the unresolved succession issue, as the faction linked to Justice Minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa has spearheaded the vote of no confidence in all provincial chairpersons linked to Vice-President Joice Mujuru.

Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa
Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa