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MUREWA North MP, Tendayi Makunde, is accusing Mashonaland East provincial chairperson, Joel Biggie Matiza, of assisting another Zanu PF politician to campaign in the constituency.

Makunde is under fire for being part of Zanu PF MPs suspected of being in the camp of dismissed Vice President, Joice Mujuru.

As a result, Makunde is now accusing Matiza of allowing Daniel Garwe, a Zanu PF member who was readmitted into the party last month, to campaign in Murewa North, raising suspicions that the party intends to recall Makunde.

Garwe contested the 2013 elections as an independent candidate but lost to Makunde and was subsequently fired from Zanu PF.

He was however readmitted into the party together with Munyaradzi Kereke of Bikita West and Mudzi South MP, Jonathan Samukange.

Like Makunde, Kereke and Samukange had contested the 2013 elections as independent candidates.

Makunde gly suspects that Matiza wants him to be recalled from Parliament to pave the way for Garwe.

“By taking my opponent (Daniel Garwe) into my constituency, Matiza wants to confuse the electorate and is seeking to derail my current development projects,” Makunde said.

“Besides, what have I done to deserve this kind of treatment from party colleagues when we are supposed to be doing more work to support the communities?” he said.

However, Matiza argues that Zanu PF is only introducing Garwe to the people for them to know that he is no longer an “outcast”.

“We are only introducing him back in Zanu PF he is no longer an outcast because he previously stood as an independent. We needed to do that for Garwe to be welcomed by party members as he needs to participate in party activities,” said Matiza.

Source : New Zimbabwe