via Politburo meets today | The Herald November 25, 2015
THE zanu-pf Politburo is meeting today ahead of the revolutionary party’s 15th Annual National People’s Conference to be held early next month in Victoria Falls.
Although the party’s spokesperson, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, could not be reached for comment yesterday, it is understood that preparations for the conference would be discussed at length during today’s meeting.
The meeting also comes at a time when there has been a spate of votes of no confidence in various provinces.
In Mashonaland West a vote of no confidence was passed on provincial youths chair Cde Vengai Musengi and his deputy Cde Jospeh Nyariri.
Only a day after that vote of no confidence, Cde Musengi and his colleagues turned the tables and passed a counter vote of no confidence against four members of the Youth League who engineered their ouster.
Those booted out included Cdes Nelson Tinapi, Tafadzwa Muteketa, Tawanda Rupiya and Richman Mudaviri.
Provincial youth chairman for Mashonaland Central Cde Godfrey Tsenengamu was also suspended in unclear circumstances.
The Politburo is expected to hear those cases over and above the disciplinary report that was supposed to be tabled at the last meeting.
At the last Politburo meeting, Cde Khaya Moyo indicated that the disciplinary hearing report would be tabled at the Politburo’s next meeting.
On the December conference, committees are expected to present reports on the state of preparedness.
At least eight committees were set up to work on the preparations of the conference.
This comes at a time when provinces had come up with recommendations for the conference, chief among them being the endorsement of President Mugabe as the party’s candidate for the 2018 elections.
They argued that although there were still two years before the elections, it was important to reaffirm President Mugabe’s candidature in light of successionists’ machinations being peddled by some ambitious elements in the revolutionary party.
The provinces emphasised that President Mugabe was the only centre of power in the party.