Zanu-PF Masvingo Youth Provincial Chairperson Nobert Ndaarombe, who was last week reported in some sections of the media as having been beaten by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies at a Masvingo Urban inter-district meeting at Nemamwa for selling out the province to G40, has dismissed the reports as false.
Ndaarombe was reportedly assaulted together with Secretary for Legal Affairs Henry Chinovava, for working against Mnangagwa's presidential aspirations.
"I was shocked to read in the press that I was attacked and injured by rivals. I want to set the record straight that the media often magnify matters beyond proportion.
"Chinovava and I are ok and we were never assaulted. It is very normal that when you gather people around there are others who disagree with decisions being made and it's not a crime to disagree. In a party where there is democracy like Zanu-PF, it is common for people to agree to disagree but in the end a common ground is reached," said Ndaarombe.
He admitted that there was some commotion at the meeting but no one was assaulted.
"There was a verbal confrontation with some people disagreeing with the decisions being made. Even though some people may not agree with some of the decisions made and the course of action to follow, in Masvingo we are united.
"If you listened to what President Robert Mugabe said in Gutu you will have a better understanding of the affairs in Zanu-PF. As a province we agreed that we will rally behind the President and his wife and for someone to come and tell us to back Mnangagwa when he himself was appointed by the President will be something else.
"We are working hard as the youth to make sure that the President wins the 2018 elections and making sure that all those who may be blown by the so-called winds of change come back to the revolutionary party," Ndaarombe added.news