Politburo meets today

Source: Politburo meets today | The Herald June 8, 2016

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter
The Zanu-PF Politburo is meeting today to discuss several issues affecting the party and the economy in light of the persistent cash shortages.

Party secretary for Information and Publicity Cde Simon Khaya Moyo confirmed the meeting although he refused to reveal its agenda.

The Politburo meeting would be followed by the Central Committee meeting tomorrow and the National Consultative Assembly on Friday.

“Yes, the Politburo is meeting tomorrow but I cannot tell you the agenda. We have never discussed the agenda of the Politburo in the media. In any case, the issue of the agenda falls under the administration department so, you can get in touch with Cde (Ignatius) Chombo who is the secretary for administration,” he said.

Cde Chombo could not be reached for comment last night as his mobile phone went unanswered.

Last week, Cde Chombo said all the three meetings would be chaired by President Mugabe in his capacity as the President and First Secretary of Zanu-PF.

It is understood that economic issues and discipline would take centre stage during today’s meeting.

Cde Khaya Moyo was quoted recently chiding party members for committing efforts towards succession debate at the expense of service delivery.

The meeting also comes as a precursor to the meeting of the Appeals Committee, which is expected to deal with all appeals of suspended and fired members. Tomorrow’s Central Committee meeting is likely to deliberate on the issue of the suspension of party members. At the last Central Committee in April, President Mugabe called for unity in the revolutionary party and its affiliate organisations.

This has however, remained in the pipe dream as evidenced by some retrogressive public pronouncements by affiliate organisations and some party members.

Party cadres have continued to attack each other in public and through the media, defying President Mugabe’s call for them to raise their concerns through party structures.

At the April Central Committee meeting, President Mugabe said: “Some people are working on the succession issue. Where will it be in the event that the President goes?

“And that there are factions, factions that accuse each other and found a rival boxing ground which is that of opposition papers. That’s where the fighting takes place. This is said against someone.

“That, someone also sometimes in defence, but sometimes almost on his own offensive way makes a critical statement damaging the other side.

“It’s not just the newspapers, the opposition papers that constitute the fighting ground, it’s also the Internet I understand.

“The Internet where I understand we get all kinds of abuses on the party, of individuals, all of us who hold positions, or attacks on one occasion or another. And there are no holds at all then.

“The language is primitive, abusive and quite rotten, and people take cover because the Internet shields them.”

COMMENTS

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    Joe Cool 6 years ago

    The Internet shields them from what? The CIO? There is more in Zimbabwe than the Internet that is ‘primitive, abusive and quite rotten’.

    Guess who?

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    Gandanzara 6 years ago

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    Tinomunamataishe 6 years ago

    Politburo discussing economic issues? Since when?

    The Zanu PF guys have no idea about the economy hence it’s in free fall at the moment. All they want is power and more power but they don’t know what to do with that power apart from abusing the populace.

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    TJINGABABILI 6 years ago

    MEETING TO SHARE THE 15 BILLION AMONGST YOURSELVES.!!!!!!!! YOU JOKERS HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT RUNNING THE COUNTRY BUT KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT RUINING IT!

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    IAN SMITH 6 years ago

    Last week, Cde??????Chombo said all the three meetings would be chaired by President?????? Mugabe ( MATIBELE in his capacity????? as the President?????? and First Secretary?????? of Zanu-PF.

    HOW DOES SOMEONE WHO HATES THE WHITE MAN WITH SUCH FEROCITY GO ON AND USE THE WHITE MANS TITLES???? AND FEEL IMPORTANT?????

    WE CAN NOW CLEARLY SEE HOW HE FAILED HE IS JUST A SECRETARY (NOT EVEN A CORPORAL) AFTER ALL SO HE WENT AFTER A SECRETARY HIS LEVEL OF MENTALITY, SOMEONE’S WIFE AT THAT, TO CROWN IT ALL IN A DISGUSTING ADULTERY WITNESSED BY HIS HELPLESS AND DYING WIFE SORDID INDEED BEYOND COMPREHENSION.
    THE COUNTRY WAS DOOMED FROM THE GET GO MOST SINFUL. THEN GO ON AND NAME IT AFTER A RUIN WHERE THIS PRIMITIVE BEHAVIOR WAS COMMON PLACE.