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FORMER Presidential Affairs Minister, Didymus Mutasa, who was also axed as Zanu PF secretary for administration will never represent the party in any election, party information chief Simon Khaya Moyo said Thursday.

In a stinging statement in response to reports that Mutasa had declared he would defend his Headlands constituency under the banner of the ‘original Zanu PF’, Khaya-Moyo lashed out at the independent media which he said was trying to promote a “lost cause”.

“The statement by Cde Didymus Mutasa in which he states that he will stand as a Zanu PF candidate come the by-election in Headlands, Manicaland province is the highest form of absurdity,” said Khaya Moyo.

“Cde Mutasa has been a member of Zanu PF for a very long time until his expulsion a few days ago. He knows the rules and regulations of the party and the reasons for his expulsion. I have issued a statement on this matter and other matters.”

Mutasa lost his positions in both the ruling party and government following a nasty fall-out in the run-up to the former guerrilla movement’s December 2014 congress.

Factional fights rocked President Robert Mugabe’s party leading to the largest ever cabinet cull including the removal of then vice president Joice Mujuru and at least 16 other ministers.

A total of nine Zanu PF provincial chairpersons were also deposed in the ensuing melee that followed First Lady Grace Mugabe’s entrance into the political arena and her assumption of power as the leader of the party’s Women’s League.

Khaya Moyo said Mutasa, who has threatened to go to court to challenge his dismissal from the party remains, expelled.

“Mutasa remains expelled from Zanu PF and can never represent the party in any by-election or any election for that matter,” said the Zanu PF spokesman.

“Other independent papers who continue to peddle falsehoods hoping to promote a lost cause are free to continue whistling in the graveyard.

Our focus is to accelerate the implementation of ZimAsset (Zimbabwe Agenda for Socio-Sustainable Economic Transformation) and not to cultivate demonic dreams.”

Reports have however indicated that Khaya-Moyo also linked to the Mujuru camp along with Mutasa and a host of other expelled leaders could be on his way out.

Prior to the fall-out, Khaya Moyo served as the party’s national chairman and was shoe-in to be vice president but was upstaged by the relatively unknown, Phelekezela Mphoko, a career diplomat.

Mujuru’s position was given to her long-time factional foe Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Source : New Zimbabwe