HARARE – Zanu PF’s politburo meets today, still reeling in shock after its former leader ex-president Robert Mugabe announced that he will be backing the newly-formed New Patriotic Front.
Although ruling party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo told the Daily News yesterday that the agenda would only be announced today when the supreme decision-making body in between congresses headed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa meets, insiders said the issue of primary elections and Mugabe’s new role are likely to take centre stage.
“There is a politburo meeting tomorrow starting at 10. I will only tell you the agenda after the meeting,” said Khaya Moyo.
Zimbabwe will hold synchronised polls before the end of July, according to Mnangagwa.
As such, the ruling party is expected to stage its primary polls at least two months before the harmonised elections to enable it to resolve any internal poll-related disputes that might emerge in good time.