Zanu PF boss President Robert Mugabe has described the first part of this year as turbulent and eventful marked by incessant and frequent votes of no confidence which affected every wing of the party.

Addressing members of the National Consultative Assembly at the party headquarters in Harare this Friday, the President defined what constitutes a vote of no confidence saying a vote of no confidence can only be passed for an individual in a given position who fails to discharge his mandate in that given position.

President Mugabe explained that it is unprocedural to pass a vote of no confidence on the basis of trivial, personal or petty issues.

He said those charged with other offences relating to wrong association or selling out is a punishable offence but is not classified as case warranting a vote of no confidence.

He cited the example of a secretary for information who fails to write minutes or other officials who are found wanting in their portfolios, adding that the party is dealing with many cases relating to votes of no confidence, some of which were unprocedural.

The President said some of the votes of no confidence were passed on the basis of personal grudges.

Mugabe re-visited the subject of war veterans saying many party leaders are war veterans and that they are free to offer advice and solutions within the party and not dictate from outside.