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Minister tells Zanu PF rivals off

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ZANU PF politburo member Sithembiso Nyoni yesterday remained defiant saying she will not apologise to the Matabeleland North provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) over allegations that she called the provincial leadership “shallow”.

Richard Muponde
Senior Reporter

Nyoni and the provincial leadership have in the past couple of weeks been trading barbs as they want her to apologise for her remark, but she says they are taking decisions based on rumours.

The PCC met in Lupane on Saturday and resolved that Nyoni, who is also Small and Medium Enterprise and Co-operative Development minister, should be summoned before the committee to explain and issue an apology for her utterances.

She was reportedly barred from a party to be held in Binga on Saturday to celebrate the appointment of politburo members from Matabeleland North province.

However, in an interview yesterday, Nyoni said people saying she had not been invited were being malicious.

“It’s not true that I was not invited,” she said, adding that she had received the message from the provincial headquarters in Lupane.

“I was invited and I have the message to show that I was invited.”

There is clear hostility between the provincial leadership and Nyoni, which culminated in the provincial executive unsuccessfully trying to have a motion of no confidence passed on her.

Despite her defiance, Nyoni was uncertain if she would attend the celebrations, a clear indication of the uneasy relationship between herself and the executive.

“Maybe those who spread the information (that I had not been invited) had other reasons,” she said.

“It’s only that I am on holiday, I will see if I will manage to go there and enjoy with others.”

Politburo member and Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu
Politburo member and Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu

Matabeleland North province will hold a party to celebrate the appointment of politburo members from the province in Binga.

Politburo member and Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu, who seemingly does not see eye to eye with Nyoni, will be the guest of honour at the function to be held at the Freedom Square, Binga Centre.

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