All is set for the first Zapu national women and youth conferences in Bulawayo this month-end.
Party secretary for mobilisation, Mark Mbaiwa, told NewsDay yesterday the conference will be held on August 27-29.
“After these two conferences, the women’s and youths’, we are going to work and start preparing for the national elections,” said Mbaiwa.
“We have been operating with interim executives and we now have to come up with a substantive leadership for the women and youths wings. The conferences will be held in Bulawayo at a venue yet to be decided. We have managed to get a lot of venues around the city and are yet to decide which venue we will settle for,” he said.
Mbaiwa said they expected around
3 500 delegates for the two conferences.
“The conferences are meant to complete the work started at the main congress in August last year and prepare the party for national elections,” he said.
Zapu held its first congress last year where former Home Affairs minister and Zanu PF politburo member Dumiso Dabengwa was elected president.
In the last few weeks, Zapu held
provincial congresses to elect new leadership.