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IN a message directed at former administration secretary Didymus Mutasa, President Robert Mugabe has warned disgruntled Zanu PF members not to take internal party conflicts to the courts for redress.

Party spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo told journalists after a politburo meeting on Wednesday chaired by Mugabe that the party’s gman said he would not tolerate people who drag Zanu PF matters before the courts.

“His Excellency the president and first secretary of our party R. G Mugabe opened the meeting with a very clear message that the party is supreme and none should consider himself or herself above the party.

“The party is supreme because it has its own principles, it has rules and practises which are not subject to High Courts as some people falsely believe,” Khaya Moyo said.

The warning comes as Mutasa, along with other disgruntled members, have threatened to take Zanu PF and its newly installed leadership to court over the manner in which the December 2014 congress was handled.

Mutasa has indicated that he wants to challenge Mugabe’s decision to fire Joice Mujuru as vice president and other senior members who were also kicked out after being accused of plotting to topple or, failing that, assassinate Mugabe.

“The president said that if you are a party member or a party cadre there are structures in the party which you must use in order to get your concerns addressed and not through High Courts and whatever legal instruments outside the party,” Moyo said.

The politburo appears to be wary of threats by Mutasa to drag the party to court where he wants the December congress declared a nullity.

Besides being fired as administration chief, the former Zanu PF heavyweight was also kicked out of government where he was the minister responsible for presidential affairs on allegations that he was working with Mujuru to kill the soon to be 91-years-old Zanu PF leader.

Khaya Moyo said the politburo also received a report from the secretary for commissariat, Saviour Kasukuwere on his recent countrywide tour to restructure party organs.

In the run-up to the congress, at least eight provincial chairpersons were axed on allegations that they were working with Mujuru.

Kasukuwere was then ordered to carry out a restructuring programme targeted at removing all remaining Mujuru supporters.

“The secretary of the commissariat gave a detailed report following his visit to the entire ten provinces to acquaint himself with the structures of the party, but of course the focus was on the issue of restructuring of the party right from the cell upwards. This work is underway,” Khaya Moyo said.

The politburo also discussed the case against Mutasa for insulting the party leadership which failed to take off in the past two weeks after the appointment of the disciplinary committee chaired by vice president, Phelekezela Mphoko.

“You know a committee was set to look into the matter and from my understanding the committee has not met mainly because some of the members are out of the country and some are travelling on government business.

“But we hope next week they will eventually meet and come with a recommendation to the politburo,” Moyo said.

Source : New Zimbabwe