GWERU – Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Coordinating Committee met at the party's conference centre in Gweru on Thursday and resolved to have prominent land developer and Chief Executive Officer of River Valley Properties Smelly Dube investigated on several cases including how she got the land she has been developing residential stands.
A Zanu PF spokesperson said the resolution by the PCC members to have Dube investigated was unanimous.
Dube who has developed more than 3 000 residential stands in Gweru alone and built a house which she donated to President Mugabe at the Woodlands Housing Scheme is accused of obtaining the land in the name of Zanu PF but then sold the stands for personal gain.
Dube accused The Mirror reporter of going around insulting her, when she was contacted for comment. She said her lawyer would comment on her behalf but hung the phone before giving The Mirror reporter the lawyer's number.
Briefing the media after a closed door meeting, Midlands Provincial Spokesperson Cornelius Mupereri said the executive held the meeting in light of demonstrations held in Gweru two weeks ago in which Dube and several party functionaries were accused of creating parallel party structures thereby confusing the party.
"Zanu PF has just held an extraordinary PCC meeting in light of the demonstrations that were held in the province last week. We had a number of issues on the agenda and one of the important ones is the creation of parallel structures where Dube featured prominently.
"The province has discovered that she is financing parallel structures. We also want to be clear on how she is getting land," said Mupereri
Mupereri said that the motion was moved by Retired Major Max Zvidzai of Chirumhanzu.
Reading from the resolutions, Mupereri said that all members who were in the closed door PCC meeting were unanimous that Dube be investigated.
"The PCC made a resolution to have Dube investigated and prosecuted," said Mupereri.