PDP to fill deserters’ posts

THE Tendai Biti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised its provincial executives to urgently convene meetings to nominate a replacement for its former deputy president, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, who, together with a number of other senior officials, defected to other parties.

Source: PDP to fill deserters’ posts – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 23, 2016


The provinces were also asked to nominate new vice-chairperson, deputy secretary-general and deputy national organising secretary.

According to reports, lawyer, Kucaca Phulu and Sikhumbuzo Ndiweni have already been nominated for the deputy president’s position.

Former Bulawayo mayor, Patrick Thaba Moyo and Petros Mukwena were nominated for the vice-chairmanship post, while Sengezo Tshabangu and Dumiso Matshazi will battle it out for the position of vice organising secretary and Wilstuff Sitemere and Harrison Mudzuri for the deputy secretary-general post. A communique from the PDP secretary-general, Gorden Moyo’s office advised party structures of the need to fill the vacant posts.

“The nomination process shall be presided over by respective team leaders or any other national leader designated for that role,” reads the statement.

“The nomination process must take the form of a consensus approach. Where there is no consensus, all members of the provincial executive and national members domiciled in that province shall be eligible to cast their votes in a secret ballot.”

The party is set to hold a general council meeting in Harare on Saturday, where the nominated candidates will either be elected or endorsed.