THE fight between finance and indigenisation ministers, Patrick Chinamasa and Patrick Zhuwao over indigenisation laws had the effect of undermining investor confidence prompting President Mugabe’s intervention, says VP Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Zhuwao, President Mugabe’s nephew, recently came out in the open attacking Chinamasa for daring announce that banks were complying with the laws, saying the announcement was supposed to have been made by himself and not the finance minister.
Goche and Shamu were suspended from Zanu PF last year, together with several other top-ranking officials including Francis Nhema, Flora Buka and Olivia Muchena, on allegations of conniving with former Vice-President Joice Mujuru in an alleged plot to oust President Robert Mugabe.
“Goche and Shamu have filed appeals with the central committee against their suspensions,” an impeccable Zanu PF source said yesterday. However, both Goche and Shamu could not be reached for comment.
Zanu PF, two weeks ago, said it was opening the floor for all suspended members to challenge the party’s decision.
Party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo, however, said the appeal window was only open for members with no links to Mujuru’s alleged ouster plot.