HARARE:Barely 5 days after VP Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned that Zanu PF will not hesitate to expel more members as factionalism rocks the ruling party,the 287th session of the Zanu PF politburo has endorsed the National Disciplinary Committee’s decision to suspend 39 members including Webster Shamu from three provinces that had not been discussed at the last sitting a few weeks ago.
Thirty-seven party members were suspended for two years while two others Cdes Webster Shamu and Sylvester Nguni (Mashonaland West) were suspended for three years.
The suspended cadres are from Bulawayo, Matabeleland South and Mashonaland West.
Those suspended from Mashonaland West include Cdes kindness Paradza, Joshua Chakona, Adrian Musiwa, Steven Karenga, Constance Shamu, Jackson Chizanga, Dominic Muza, Mernard Waneke, Talent Muduuri.
In Matabeleland South, Cdes Andrew Langa, Jabulani Phetshu Sibanda, Jeremiah Langa, Moffat Sithole, Ollen Ncube, Morris Muhambi, Lungisani Nleya, Malachi Nkomo, Alice Dube, Clara Langa, Greater Ncube, Vongai Mpofu, Alma Mkwebu, Ndabayabo Ndhlovu, Tafirenyika Seremani and Moses Langa, have been suspended.
Those suspended from Bulawayo are Cdes Callistus Ndhlovu, Christopher Dube, Elifasi Mashabe, Charles Chiponda, Nicholas Mhlanga, Canaan Ncube, Bertha Moyo, Methuselah Ndhlovu, Quite Moyo, Bheki Dube, Calvin Musuta and Noma Mokoena.
Last week Zanu-PF suspended 87 members from holding any leadership positions within the party for two years, while two others were handed three-year suspensions after the Politburo upheld the recommendations of the National Disciplinary Committee.
Those who have been suspended and are legislators will, however, continue to attend parliament.