By Farai D Hove| The resolution for a female Vice President is still on ZANU PF’s agenda in the party’s upcoming congress and President Emmerson Mnangagwa has powers to appoint his deputies at his own discretion. This revelation emerged in details released through Zanu-PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday. The issue of a female VP was promulgated by former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s agents early this year when the agenda was brought forward 2 years before its date, 2019.
Khaya Moyo told the state media the party will hold a Politburo meeting today which will signal the start of processes leading to the party’s Extraordinary Conference on Friday. About 6 000 delegates from the Zanu-PF’s 10 provinces are expected to attend.
Moyo told the state owned Herald today’s politburo meeting will be followed by a Central Committee meeting tomorrow. He said the one day event which will cost $3 million, is not an elective congress and it will seek to do the following:
– Confirming Mnangagwa as the First Secretary and President of the party.
– Endorsing him as the Zanu-PF Presidential candidate for the 2018 harmonised elections;
– Endorse Central Committee resolutions made on November 19 which include recalling of former First Secretary and President Robert Mugabe and confirmation of the expulsion of G40 cabal members who include ex-First Lady Grace Mugabe, Phelekezela Mphoko, Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere, Kudzanayi Chipanga, Mandi Chimene and Ignatius Chombo.
– The Central Committee meeting also resolved to improve the livelihood of war veterans and to reinstate District Coordinating Committees which had been abolished.
It was then revealed that Zanu-PF may choose to discuss the issue of a female Vice President which was raised during the Grace Mugabe era.
Khaya Moyo said Mnangagwa will appoint his deputies at his own discretion.