Harare-More troubles have emerged for the recently dismissed Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi after ZANU-PF Mashonaland East issued him with a prohibition order, the Sunday Mail has reported.
This was revealed by Mashonaland East Provincial spokesperson Cde Kenneth Mutiwekuziva during a tour of Murehwa Hospital by party members on Saturday where he made it clear that the party has also banned Mutodi, who is Goromonzi West Legislator and a member of the Zanu-PF’s provincial executive, from participating in any of his party duties.
“Following the sacking of Dr Mutodi as a Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity (and Broadcasting Services) by His Excellency Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mashonaland East executive committee sat down and deliberated on the issue and agreed that proper disciplinary action should be carried out.
“This prohibition order is in regard to his position as a provincial member in Mash East province,” he said.
Mr Mutiwekuziva said the issuing of a prohibition order and notice of charges should be done in writing and in line with the prescribed time in the party’s constitution.
Zanu-PF’s constitution reads: “Any member of the party against whom disciplinary is intended to be taken shall first be issued with a prohibition order and notice of charges in writing, for a period not exceeding fourteen (14) days in the respect of branch or district and twenty one (21) days in respect of the province.
“The notice of charges shall state the charges and the date and the venue of the hearing of the case by appropriate disciplinary organ.
“The notice shall inform the member being charged of his constitutional rights under article 10 and section 69.”
Recently, President Emerson Mnangagwa fired Information deputy minister Mutodi after a series of public controversies with the local politicians that left the administration ashamed.