Published On: Thu, Nov 24th, 2016

Zanu-PF regroups ahead of 2018 elections

Simon Munyoro

 HARARE – The Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) is on an accelerated drive to strengthen internally and form a formidable force ahead of the 2018 elections as indicated by the ongoing lifting of suspensions on party members who had been booted out for fanning factionalism.

Recently the party’s Manicaland provincial leadership last weekend during the provincial inter district conference informed the National Disciplinary Committee that it had no problems in the lifting of the suspension of Chipinge South parliamentarian Enock Porusingazi. The leadership testified that he had exhibited sound loyalty and unquestionable commitment to the cause of liberation party.

Manicaland’s youths, women, war veterans reached consensus over the matter. In a gesture of appreciation Porusingazi thanked the Manicaland political leadership for affording him a second chance to prove his worth.

In a sign which shows that the party is beefing up its chest in preparation of the 2018 elections, the Manicaland political leadership acknowledged the claim by saying that with the 2018 elections around the corner and taking into account the level of commitment demonstrated Porusingazi, the party should consider lifting the suspension to allow him to discharge party programmes.
The trend has also been witnessed after the ZANU-PF politburo pardoned Webster Shamhu, Francis Nhema and Flora Bhuka. The resolutions were arrived at during the politburo meeting held last week at the party’s headquarters in Harare.

The trio was booted out during the 2014 Zanu PF Congress as disciplinary measure after failing to behave as expected.




Speaking on the suspension lifting, Zanu PF Secretary for Administration, Dr Ignatius Chombo said the trio was free to run for any posts in the party.

  Chombo explained that the issue of the three suspended provincial chairpersons will be presided over in the next Politburo meeting.

Matabeleland South Province co-ordinating committee also recommended the lifting of a two year suspension on 11 senior party members

The eleven are , Andrew Langa and Malachi Nkomo,Alma Mukwebu, Lungisani Nleya, Moses Langa, Alice Dube, Ollen Ncube, Cde Moffat Sithole, Morris Muhambi and Vongai Mpofu.

Last Tuesday, Zanu PF Midlands province interim chairman, Joram Gumbo indicated that Joel Biggie Matiza of Mashonaland East and Ezra Chadzamira of Masvingo provinces and Kizito Chivamba who were suspended form the party on allegations of fanning factionalism could soon bounce back.

He promised that the trio’s issues will be finalized before the conference. The three were suspended on allegations of fanning factionalism and failing to restrain unruly elements in their respective provinces.

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