Sinking Boat best describes Energy Mutodi’s current situation.
The dismissed Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi have been hit with a probation order by the Zanu PF Mashonaland East Constituency.
The decision was announced by Mashonaland East Provincial spokesperson Kenneth Mutiwekuziva during a tour of Murehwa Hospital by party delegates yesterday.
The delegates included provincial chair Joel Biggie Matiza, Housing and Social Amenities Minister and Murehwa North MP Daniel Garwe, Politburo member David Parirenyatwa and provincial youth league chair Kelvin Mutsvairo.
Mutodi, who is also Goromonzi West legislator and a member of the Zanu PF’s provincial executive, was prohibited from participating in any party duties.
“Following the sacking of Dr Mutodi as a Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity (and Broadcasting Services) by His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mashonaland East executive committee sat down and deliberated on the issue and agreed that proper disciplinary action should be carried out,” said Mutiwekuziva.
“This prohibition order is in regard to his position as a provincial member in Mash East province.”
Mr Mutiwekuziva said Dr Mutodi should be issued with a prohibition order and notice of charges in writing within the prescribed period in line with the party’s constitution.
“Any member of the party against whom disciplinary is intended to be taken shall first be issued with a prohibition order and notice of charges in writing, for a period not exceeding fourteen (14) days in the respect of branch or district and twenty one (21) days in respect of the province.
“The notice of charges shall state the charges and the date and the venue of the hearing of the case by appropriate disciplinary organ.
“The notice shall inform the member being charged of his constitutional rights under article 10 and section 69,” reads the ruling Zanu PF’s constitution.-State media