Politburo meets today

Politburo meets today | The Herald March 3, 2016

The zanu-pf Politburo is expected to meet today to discuss economic issues giving particular attention to the country’s economic blueprint Zim-Asset.

The revolutionary party’s secretary for Administration, Cde Ignatius Chombo, yesterday said the meeting would be a routine one and there was “nothing special”.

“We are going to conduct the meeting giving special attention to the economy.

“On the agenda, we have got our routine issues, which we always discuss and we are going to pay close attention to Zim-Asset.

“Everyone must focus on the economy,” he said.

The last Politburo meeting ordered the National Disciplinary Committee to conduct hearings for all the members who were booted out of the party through votes of no confidence, but on Tuesday Cde Chombo was not sure whether the issues would be discussed.

The hearings are for the affected members to give their sides of the story before a decision is taken.

The NDC conducted hearings on Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa, before setting up a sub-committee to look at the issues of the three suspended chairpersons of Midlands, Masvingo and Mashonaland East.

The chairpersons, Cdes Kizito Chivamba (Midlands), Ezra Chadzamira (Masvingo) and Joel Biggie Matiza (Mash East) were accused of insolence by zanu-pf national commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere.

The trio last week appeared before the sub-committee, which is chaired by zanu-pf secretary for security Cde Kembo Mohadi.

Cdes Pupurai Togarepi (secretary for youth affairs) and Eunice Sandi Moyo (Women’s League deputy secretary) are the other members of the sub-committee.

Other members of the Youth League including Cdes Godwin Gomwe (suspended Harare chairperson) and Godfrey Tsenengamu (Mashonaland Central chair) were also expected to appear before the same committee on Monday.

Some members did not appear before the committee demanding a “clear clarification of the charges levelled against them as well as an understanding of who the complainant was.”

The NDC is expected to report back to the Politburo.