The Zanu PF Bulawayo youth province has axed its district co-ordinating committee (DCC) secretary for youth affairs Munashe Mtutsa for allegedly undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he questioned Government policy to compensate white former commercial farmers.
Mtutsa reportedly slammed the government’s move as a “stupid neo-liberal decision” in a WhatsApp group for ZANU PF members. He allegedly wrote:
This is one of the stupid neo-liberal decisions with no iota of ideological clarity or basis. A move made to impress Western countries thinking that this will reduce or have sanctions removed.
This is an insult to the thousands of people who perished in Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe for the liberation of this country. It’s akin to urinating on the tomb of the unknown soldier.
Bulawayo acting provincial youth chairperson Sibongile Sibanda announced Mtutsa’s sacking, saying the youth support Mnangagwa “100%”.
In July this year, the government agreed to a US$3,5 billion infrastructure compensation deal with white former commercial farmers who lost their farms during the chaotic land reform programme which started in 2000.