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Provinces name Dabengwa to head Zapu


Two of Zapu’s 14 provinces have nominated interim leader Dumiso Dabengwa for the party’s presidency ahead of the national congress to be held in Bulawayo at the end of the month.
Midlands and Matabeleland South provinces made their nominations last weekend while the remaining 12 provinces will make their decisions between Saturday and Sunday.
Zapu will hold its congress at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair grounds from August 27 to 30. The congress will see the party electing its leader, members of the national council, the executive and council of elders.
The party has 14 provinces, namely Harare, Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central, Masvingo, Manicaland, South Africa, United Kingdom and Europe, Canada and the United States of America.
The party’s director of information Methuseli Moyo said the party’s presidency could be decided before the elective congress if one candidate secured the majority of the nominations. If there is no outright winner from the nominations, the party’s leader will then be elected during the congress.
“Midlands and Matabeleland South provinces have nominated Dr Dabengwa. They had their nominations over the weekend and we expect all provinces to do the same during the upcoming weekend,” he said.
“In addition, each province will elect 10 other people to go into the national council and one person to go into the national executive, which is more like the politburo.
“We will also have a council of elders made up of people who are 60 years old and above.
“Each province will elect one elder and their role will be advisory.”
The congress will be held under the theme: “Freedom of Democracy Through Devolution”. The theme is in line with Zapu’s lobby for the devolution of power in the new constitution.
Dabengwa, the former Zipra intelligence supremo, broke away from Zanu PF alongside other prominent politicians citing policy differences.

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