31 March 2017, MWENEZI - Zanu PF Ward 2 councillor, Munyaradzi Sigogo is underfire from party members for allegedly cosying up to opposition politics through his association with Kudakwashe Bhasikiti of the opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF).
Bhasikiti has been the ZimPF candidate in the upcoming Mwenezi East parliamentary by-election until his decision on March 23 to withdraw from the race alleging intimidation of his supporters and vote-buying by Zanu PF.
When contacted for comment, Sigogo told TellZim News there were people peddling falsehoods that he had a soft spot for ZimPF.
"I am not a ZimPF supporter. Yes, they are denouncing me even in my presence but they do not have any evidence. The relationship between me and Bhasikiti is that he is my son-in-law,"said Sigogo.
At a rally held at Rutenga Primary School recently, Zanu PF Masvingo provincial political commissar Jeppy Jaboon openly denounced Sigogo.
" … Pasi naKudakwashe Bhasikiti na Sigogo ne vose vanomutevera...,'' said Jaboon.
Zanu PF provincial secretary for transport and welfare, who is also the Mwenezi district chairperson, Machoko also said Sigogo had shifted his political allegiances.
"It's known that Sigogo has shifted from Zanu PF to ZimPF. We have already written to the Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs, Shuvai Mahofa.
"During the national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere's recent visit, we briefed him about the issue and we will keep reminding him. Sigogo has decided to fire himself from Zanu PF," said Muchoko.
Other sources also told TellZim News that Sigogo, who reportedly seldom attends Zanu PF meetings, was on several occasions expelled from private party meetings by his fellow Zanu PF councillors and he would allegedly willingly comply.politics