The Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial executive committee last weekend removed Mary Mliswa-Chikoka from the position of treasurer and replaced her with Reuben Marumahoko, after it was felt that she was no longer carrying out the party programmes. 

The resolution was made at a provincial executive committee meeting on Sunday. Marumahoko’s elevation is subject to confirmation by the provincial coordinating committee set for this weekend. Mliswa-Chikoka is also the Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs Minister.

In an interview after the meeting, provincial party spokesperson Abia Munjere said the decision was unanimous. 

“The Mashonaland West provincial executive committee resolved to pass a vote of confidence in the treasurer Mary Mliswa-Chikoka as she was no longer carrying out party programmes,” he said. 

“She was now engaged in programmes that were contrary to the party. 

“The PEC resolved that Mliswa no longer holds any position in the party, but will continue in her position in Government as Minister of State.”

Mliswa was co-opted into the party from Hurungwe party administration district after then provincial vice chairman Keith Guzah deserted the party after he lost the primary elections. The committee received party programmes for the year from the provincial executives of the women and youth wings.herald