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Former Chamisa ally Jappy Jaboon being readmitted into Zanu-PF

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  • In his letter pleading for leniency and readmission, Jaboon blamed his counter-revolutionary sojourn on immaturity and excitement, saying he had always been “a son of the soil” and owed everything in his life to the ruling party.

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is set to lose more prospective politicalll allies as Zanu-PF Bikita District Coordinating Committee (DCC) has recommended the readmission of former Bikita South legislator Jappy Jaboon into the revolutionary party.

Jaboon was fired from the ruling party in November 2017 for counter-revolutionary conduct as a member of the G40 cabal that was casting wrong influence on former President Robert Mugabe, taking advantage of his age.

After being fired, Jaboon then ganged up with fellow expelled duo of Shadreck Mashayamombe and Kudakwashe Bhasikiti to push for Chamisa’s win in the 2018 elections, which however didn’t materialize.

In a letter addressed to Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial chair Ezra Chadzamira, Bikita DCC chair Chamunoda Taruwona said his district had recommended Jaboon’s readmission, equating him to a prodigal son.

Taruwona further said they had recommended that Jaboon show his repentance by bringing back all former Zanu PF members he took with him to the opposition when he left the ruling party.

In his letter pleading for leniency and readmission, Jaboon blamed his counter-revolutionary sojourn on immaturity and excitement, saying he had always been “a son of the soil” and owed everything in his life to the ruling party.

Jaboon expressed readiness to start from the Zanu PF cells in Bikita if allowed back into the party, adding that he was prepared to attend Chitepo School of Ideology for reorientation.

Jaboon in 2018 described Chamisa as his ally, adding that his goal at the time was to remove Zanu-PF from power.

“Chamisa is my colleague,” he said. “We are all opposition members, but I have not joined them. I am not an MDC-T member.” ■

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