HARARE, (Xinhua) --
Zimbabwe’s National Assembly on Tuesday expelled
five legislators that were closely allied to former President
The expulsions came
after the ruling ZANU-PF party notified the august house that
the politicians no longer represented the interests of the
This came after the
party expelled its national political commissar and former Local
Government Minister Savior Kasukuwere, Tsholotsho North
legislator who was also Higher and Tertiary Education Minister
Jonathan Moyo, party secretary for administration who was also
Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, party secretary for youth
affairs Kudzanai Chipanga and former Manicaland Provincial
Affairs Minister Mandi Chimene, among other big wigs for various
offences including dividing the party along factional lines.
Deputy speaker of
the National Assembly Mabel Chinomona said the seats occupied by
the five politicians were now vacant.
“Pursuant to the
above, I hereby inform this August House that vacancies have
arisen in the following constituencies by operation of the law -
Makoni South (Chimene), Makoni West ( Chipanga), Tsholotsho
North (Professor Moyo), Zvimba North (Chombo) and Mt Darwin
administrative measures will be taken to inform His Excellency,
the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Zimbabwe
Electoral Commission of the existence of the vacancies in line
with section 39 (1) of the Electoral Act chapter 218 as
amended,” she said.
took over last Friday from former president Mugabe who resigned
on Nov. 21 following military and public pressure, ending his 37
year stay in power.