Kasukuwere last week sanctioned the suspensions of Masvingo provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira and Midlands’ secretary for administration Justice Mayor Wadyajena — who are viewed as Mnangagwa’s key allies.

The duo was suspended along with Masvingo’s youth league political commissar Brian Munyoro and Midlands acting vice chairperson Godwin Shiri over a slew of allegations.

Yesterday, the two provinces which have been accused by President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, of fanning tribalism and hatred, held emergency provincial executive meetings where they declared the suspensions of the four officials null and void.

“We held our meeting today. We asked our chairperson Chadzamira and Munyoro to clarify the issue of suspensions, and they said they did not receive any formal letters confirming their suspensions.

“They are just seeing this on social media. As a province, we discussed the matter and we agreed that the purported suspensions are null and void. We are happy with the work which is being done by our chairperson and Munyoro,” Masvingo provincial spokesperson Ronald Ndaba told the Daily News.

“Those allegations which we are seeing on social media are not true . . . we don’t have a problem with our chairperson.

“The letter to suspend someone must come from the National Disciplinary Committee not the commissariat department so the purported suspensions . . . if it is true . . . were not done procedurally,” Ndaba added.

Midlands’ provincial spokesperson Cornelius Mupereri also told the Daily News that they held their meeting and agreed that the suspensions were not done procedurally.

Mupereri said the issue came from the political commissar, which is not proper.