Zanu-PF begins restructuring

via Zanu-PF begins restructuring | The Herald January 27, 2015

Zanu-PF provincial executives have started restructuring lower tiers of the revolutionary party in line with a directive issued by the party national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere early this month.

Cde Kasukuwere directed all provinces to hold elections for all lower tiers such as cells, branches and districts as the party embarked on a restructuring exercising aimed at strengthening it.

In an interview yesterday, Zanu-PF provincial executive members said elections for new executives at cells had started while others indicating that they held inter-district meetings directing them to start the process.

They all expressed optimism that they would meet the February deadline set by the party’s national political commissar.

Zanu-PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairperson Cde Dickson Mafios said they held meetings with all district executive members about the modalities to be followed for the exercise.

“We held meetings with all the administrative districts in our province. It is the district executive members that should supervise branches so the meetings were aimed at spelling out the process.

“Preparatory work has since started in earnest now,” said Cde Mafios.

He said no hurdles had been encountered save for the Mount Darwin West by-election, which has shifted their attention.

Mashonaland West Acting provincial chairperson Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi said they would be convening an inter-district meeting this week to get a feedback of the process in various districts.

“We had a meeting of all districts where we told them to hold preparatory work. We will be convening another meeting this weekend to get a feedback but we have not received reports of any challenges to date,” he said.

Zanu-PF Harare provincial political commissar, Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe, said they were working round the clock to meet the deadline.

“We have held preparatory meetings with several districts. Elections should start in earnest at cell level right up to district within the time-frame we have been given by the national political commissariat,” said Cde Mashayamombe.

Matabeleland North provincial chairperson Cde Richard Moyo echoed the same sentiments by his counterparts, saying the preparatory work was at an advanced stage.

He said they would meet the deadline set by the national political commissariat, given a history of hard work in his province.

“We are busy doing cells. Everybody here is busy with the process. We will certainly manage to complete the process within the given time-frame,” said Cde Moyo.

Midlands provincial secretary for information and publicity Cde Cornelius Mpereri said they held a meeting with all districts to explain the objectives of the party regarding the restructuring exercise.

“We met them to explain what we intended to achieve as a party. We are through with these preparatory meetings and what is now left is to start the process,” said Cde Mpereri.

Although no comment could be obtained from provincial chairpersons from Manicaland, Matebeleland South, Bulawayo and Mashonaland East, party officials in those provinces said the process had started.

The restructuring of the lower tiers of the revolutionary party comes after a successful 6th National People’s conference held in December last year in the capital.

The Congress endorsed new party leadership led by President Mugabe and upheld the clean-up exercise embarked upon by the party to get rid of Vice President Joice Mujuru and her cabal who were working round the clock to unseat President Mugabe.