ZANU PF factional fights have spread to government projects, with rival factions allegedly deliberately sabotaging State-funded programmes to spite each other, a senior ruling party official has sensationally claimed.
BY MTHANDAZO NYONI
Addressing a field day at Mafanisa Acacia Woodlot in Ntabazinduna last week, Matabeleland North Zanu PF chairperson Richard Moyo claimed a faction in the ruling party was forcing people to sign petitions aimed at sabotaging government projects.
Moyo, however, did not reveal the contents of the petition and the officials behind the alleged move.
“There are people going around forcing people to sign petitions aimed at sabotaging government projects. We don’t want people destroying existing projects started by the government,” he said.
“Don’t come and destroy our projects. Those who are sabotaging projects supported by the President (Robert Mugabe) we say ‘down with them’.”
Responding to Moyo’s sentiments, Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said divisions would destroy Zanu PF.
“I heard what Cde Moyo said and I would like to urge people here to remain united. Fighting each other won’t help us in any way. Stop sabotaging projects started by others,” she said.
Moyo’s sentiments came amid claims of factional fighting reportedly between politburo members Obert Mpofu and Jonathan Moyo over the control of the province.
The fighting reportedly erupted last year when the Richard Moyo’s executive unsuccessfully tried to pass a vote of no confidence on Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda.
The Matabeleland North executive also tried without success,twice, to recall Small and Medium Enterprises minister and Nkayi legislator Stembiso Nyoni.
Both Jonathan Moyo and Mpofu could not be reached for comment yesterday.