President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday challenged the ruling Zanu-PF to shift focus from mainly politics to economic transformation in line with the party’s new thrust under his leadership.
Addressing the 107th session of the Zanu-PF Central Committee at party headquarters in Harare, President Mnangagwa announced an extension of the present Central Committee’s term to 2022.
The President said: “We will not be able to accomplish much as long as our sense of party work remains bound in the old template of looking at Zanu-PF as (being)about politics and politics alone. No more! Its politics and economics!
“Let us recognise that the best politics emerge from the marketplace where livelihoods are made.”
He also said, “The Central Committee must assume full responsibility of re-engineering our party. This responsibility must never be abdicated or usurped for expediency.
“As the Central Committee, we must realise that our temperament and judgment become the temperament and judgment of the party and, in turn, set the pace and tone of our party. Our thinking becomes the thinking of the party.”