ZANU PF has warned ousted party secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa against standing as the ruling party’s candidate in the Headlands constituency, saying he remained fired and described his actions as absurd.
Mutasa vowed to contest on a Zanu PF ticket representing Headlands constituency insisting he was representing the real party and not recognising the December 2014 Zanu PF that illegally assumed power during the congress.
Responding to Mutasa’s vow, party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said the former Presidential Affairs minister was absurd to think he could represent Zanu PF in the Headlands by-election.
“Mutasa has been a member of Zanu PF for a long time until his expulsion a few days ago,” he said.
“He knows the rules and regulations of the party and the reasons for his expulsion.
“Mutasa remains expelled from Zanu PF and he can never, therefore, represent the party in any by-election or any election for that matter.”
Moyo said Mutasa was peddling falsehoods and “whistling in the graveyard” by using the media.
Mutasa told Southern Eye on Wednesday that he would be contesting the elections as the “original Zanu PF” since he would not let bona fide members of the party down.
Moyo, however, did not respond to reports that he was in the firing line for his continued fraternising with the faction aligned to ousted Vice-President Joice Mujuru.
He is said to be in trouble and might find himself jobless soon when President Robert Mugabe makes a Cabinet reshuffle.
Moyo was reportedly meant to be fired before the December congress for links with a faction reportedly intending to oust President Robert Mugabe, but reportedly survived after he profusely apologised to the 91-year-old leader.