The Sunday Mail
Sunday Mail Reporter
Zanu-PF has made significant progress in the ongoing restructuring of Harare and Bulawayo party organs, which is part of an elaborate effort to breathe life in jurisdictions that have been dominated by opposition political formations in the past two decades, the ruling party’s secretary for information and publicity, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, has said.
Second secretaries in the governing party Vice Presidents Dr Constantino Chiwenga and Cde Kembo Mohadi will oversee the restructuring in Harare and Bulawayo, respectively.
An interim committee has since been set up to superintend over the administration of Harare province. Cde Khaya Moyo told The Sunday Mail last week that the party is confident of concluding the exercise within set time frames.
“The restructuring of Zanu-PF Harare and Bulawayo provinces is going on well and as a party, we are happy with reports we are getting from teams on the ground. Everything is going on smoothly — no hiccups; no bickering,” he said.
The restructure of cells in the targeted provinces is expected to be concluded by mid-April.
It will subsequently be followed by the re-jigging of branches and districts.
“Provincial executive restructuring will be last in the process, but I understand it will be very soon.
“Cell restructuring is the foundation of the party and everything else will follow from that process,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.
The process will be rolled out in other provinces after the current exercise in metropolitan provinces. Overall, statistics on registered members will be collated once the restructure is complete. Zanu-PF’s constitution puts the life of provincial, district and branch executives at four years, three years and two years, respectively.
The Politburo — which is party’s supreme decision-making body in-between congresses — can, with ratification from the central committee, dissolve or call for elections for various organs of the party.