…Chivi South MP accused of undermining ED, working with opposition
The Zanu PF Masvingo provincial disciplinary committee has recommended the expulsion of Chivi South Member of Parliament (MP) Killer Zivhu from the party on many charges stemming from his alleged social media abuse.
The decision was announced at a provincial coordinating committee (PCC) meeting held yesterday, August 23, at Victoria Primary School, and at which Zivhu was conspicuous by his absence.
Speaking at the event, chairperson of the disciplinary committee, Ailes Baloyi said Zivhu had contemptuously ignored many chances availed him to explain himself.
“On 28 July, we received a complaint from the provincial executive committee regarding Killer Zivhu’s misconduct on social media. We then called him to a hearing which was supposed to sit at 10am but we waited in vain until 12:50 before calling him. He then told us he was not coming.
“He then wrote a letter accusing me of pursuing a personal vendetta against him but we still went ahead and analysed some of his tweets and WhatsApp chats and we concluded that besides undermining the President, his conduct on social media smacked of a person working with the opposition from behind our backs. As we all know, the President is already in touch with the opposition and he has created his own way of dialoguing with them, but Zivhu thinks he knows better and he implies that the President has failed to find solutions for the problems we face as a country,” said Baloyi.
He also said attempts by many party members to reason with Zivhu in a party WhatsApp group called Masvingo PCC Info Desk yielded nothing as Zivhu took an increasingly belligerent stance.
Charges preferred against Zivhu stem from his recent tweets, one of which called on people who ‘wanted a better Zimbabwe’ and felt that President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa ought to be persuaded to sit down and talk to send him text messages.
He also went on to post that if Chamisa and Mnangagwa could immediately not find one another, their wives should meet and dialogue first.
When contacted for comment, Zivhu said he was not worried and will patiently wait for events to unfold.
“I am not worried, time will tell. I wrote them a letter of demands before the day of the hearing so that I could prepare my defence but they did not reply. I also asked my case to be referred to the national disciplinary committee but they went ahead and made a decision. No hard feeling at all from me; those who are rejecting me aren’t those who voted for me,” said Zivhu.
He also went ahead to accuse TellZim News of being biased against him, saying the words that the newspaper used to ‘describe me’ seem ‘your paper is now sponsored by my enemies’.