Zanu-PF in series of indabas | The Herald April 5, 2016
Abigail Mawonde Herald Correspondent
THE Zanu-PF Politburo crunch meeting pencilled IN for tomorrow (Wednesday) will discuss important issues affecting the nation, the party’s Secretary for Administration, Dr Ignatius Chombo, has said.
Dr Chombo also confirmed that a Central Committee meeting has also been scheduled for Friday.
The meeting is coming at a time Zanu-PF is facing numerous disciplinary cases affecting several provinces.
Said Cde Chombo:
“The Zanu-PF Politburo meets on Wednesday at 10am while the Central Committee will meet on Friday at 10am again,” he said.
“These are very important meetings and all members should attend on time. The routine meetings are going to discuss important issues affecting the people.”
Although Cde Chombo did not reveal the agenda of the meeting, it is understood that the Politburo will receive feedback from the National Disciplinary Committee on various disciplinary cases it handled.
The meeting would be seized with matters of the economy in light of the progress made in the implementation of Zim-Asset.
Among the cases that were dealt with by the NDC include the suspension of provincial chairpersons Kizito Chivamba (Midlands), Ezra Chadzamira (Masvingo) and Joe Biggie Matiza (Mashonaland East).
The trio was accused of mobilising people to boycott a meeting organised by the Women’s League to thank President Mugabe for his successful tour as African Union chairman.
After his successful tenure which saw the continent resolving several conflicts, President Mugabe passed the AU chairmanship to Chad President Mr Idriss Deby in January.
With regards to the Central Committee meeting on Friday, President Mugabe hinted on his arrival from Japan on Saturday that on the agenda would be several appeal cases by fired and suspended party members.
“Mochienda monoronga. Tinenge tiine musangano weCentral Commitee musi wa8. Saka maprovinces ose vanosungirwa kuuya nenhengo dzavo ikoko,” said President Mugabe.
“Munoziva kuti Central Commitee ndiyo yakabata musangano, yakamirira Congress. Saka zvinangwa ikoko zvinouya, zvichemo zvinouya ikoko. Kana vaye vanenge vachiti takatongwa tinoda nyaya yedu iende kumusoro inokwanisa kuenda kuCentral Committee yozeyewa nedisciplinary committee yaikoko. Saka moronga tigoita musangano wakanaka weCentral Commitee unorakidza gwara.”
The Politburo last met on March 3, where it focused on Zim-Asset and the food security situation in light of the El Nino-induced drought that has seen crops wilting in most parts of the country.