... Undenge family under fire
Lloyd Shunje in Mutare
MUTARE - Ongoing Zanu PF fights have not spared Manicaland province with party provincial chairperson Samuel Undenge, whom many blame for failing to control his wife, being slapped with a vote of no confidence last week.
Undenge is accused of failing to reign in his wife Letina, who is the national women's league secretary for administration.
Letina is allegedly interfering with the smooth running of the provincial women's league as well as the provincial youth league.
In a Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting marred by tension held last week in Mutare, a vote of no confidence was passed against Undenge while Letina's fate was expected to be in the hands of the national women's league.
During the meeting, Zanu PF Manicaland provincial spokesperson Oliver Mandipaka said Letina's case will be forwarded to the national women's league.
"A vote of no confidence has been passed on the provincial chairman while Letina's case will be forwarded to the national women's league," said Mandipaka.
Provincial vice chairperson Beauty Benge said pleaded with First lady Grace Mugabe to help them get rid of the Undenges.
"The First Lady should stop Letina's behaviour. We are begging her (Grace) to take Letina so that she will be working in Harare and not here in Mutare. We invite national members from the women's league but she has been calling for different meetings. Her behaviour is not tolerated here.
"Letina is creating parallel structures as we are nearing the 2018 elections and she should be stopped. We are also saying 'no' to chairman Samuel Undenge because he has been watching this and doing nothing about it. He should go together with Saviour Kasukuwere," Benge said.
Zanu PF provincial youth member Kudzi Madhara told Undenge, who was also in the meeting, that Letina's behaviour was now costing him as her husband.
"The problems we are facing here in Manicaland are coming from your wife. This issue should be brought to the provincial coordinating committee meetings. Her behaviour is now costing you," he said.
In response, Undenge said he will have a look at all the issues which were raised.
"I will surely take a look at all your problems and I am sure they are going to be solved," said Undenge.
Also to come under fire was the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Christopher Chingosho after youths charged at him for claiming that Kudzai Chipanga was creating parallel structures in Headlands.
Manicaland Youth Chairman Mubuso Chiguno who seemed to be offended by Chingosho's utterances said the youth league would not take it lightly when their leader was being falsely accused.
"Chingosho was lying and we could not just stand and watch our youth leader being accused. That's why the youths wanted to deal with him.
Meanwhile Manicaland has joined other provinces in passing a vote of no confidence on Saviour Kasukuwere.politics