ZANU PF Official In Trouble Over Army Brutality Remarks
A ZANU PF senator and senior party official is in trouble after she unwittingly exposed human rights violations by the military in social media posts in February.
Maybe Mbohwa, who is Midlands Senator and ZANU PF women’s league commissar, will likely be dragged before the ruling party’s national disciplinary committee after she exposed cases of army brutality in Gokwe.
NewsDay reported sources in the ruling party saying the party’s national chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, who is also Defence Minister, was tasked with looking into the matter.
This followed recommendations made by the ZANU PF Gokwe North district coordinating committee (DCC) that Mbohwa should be demoted from party positions and be recalled from Parliament.
Midlands provincial chairperson Daniel Mackenzie Ncube yesterday confirmed to NewsDay that the province had received the recommendations from Gokwe North district.
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Ncube said the matter had been forwarded to the national leadership since the province had no say over a women’s league senior member and senator. Said Ncube:
We got a report from Gokwe stating that the senator said something to that effect and the district was denying that the things happened. They want senator Mbohwa to be censured.
We referred the matter to the national body because Mbohwa is above the province and so we referred the matter to Cde Muchinguri and that is where it is.
Mbohwa alleged that soldiers were beating up people indiscriminately, including the elderly in the district.
She also said she would engage President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Muchinguri-Kashiri and senior party officials to stop the harassment in Gokwe Nembudziya.