MWENEZI - Chief Neshuro, Rodwell Gudo, recently has pronounced his support for Zanu PF, saying traditional leaders did not like the sprouting opposition parties.
Giving a vote of thanks at a Zanu PF inter-district meeting that was held at Rutenga growth point last Saturday, the traditional leader made inferences suggesting that the ruling party was his political home, contrary to the spirit of the Constitution which demands the neutrality of traditional leaders.
"Chero hedu semadzimambo tisati torova hedu maslogan, asi haaa zvingoripachena izvi. Zvimwe zvima party zvinongonyuka izvo hakuna zvachose and hatitozvidi (We may not do slogans as chiefs but it is all clear. All these parties that are emerging everywhere, we don't like them)," he said.
Other chiefs who attended the meeting included Mawarire, Negari and Murove.
Chief Neshuro took a swipe at the outgoing Mwenezi West Zanu PF legislator, Lamson Matavire, saying that his defeat in the just ended Zanu PF primary elections was inevitable as he had been a missing person in his constituency.
"Vamwe venyu zviito ndizvo zvakakudyisai pama primary elections. Kana ari saMP Matavire tangatisisamuoni kubva zvaakasarudzwa. Akaenda akaendera zvachose. Pane vose vakasaurudzwa tinoda kuona maMP anogadzirisa migwagwa, anopota achishanyira madzishe, uye anomiririra zvido zvevana veMwenezi (Some of you lost the primaries due to bad behaviour. Matavire has been missing since he became MP, so those who won we want you to attend to roads, visit traditional leaders and promote the interests and development of Mwenezi)," said Chief Neshuro.
Recently, the High Court in Harare and in Masvingo ruled against Chief Charumbira's pronouncements declaring support for Zunu PF and ordered him to make a public apology.politics