Zanu PF sets stringent conditions for aspiring candidates

Zanu PF has set stringent conditions for members aspiring to contest the party’s primary elections, with all contestants expected to address joint rallies to avoid use of hate-speech and vote-buying.

BY Everson Mushava

Addressing journalists after the party’s politburo meeting yesterday, party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo also announced that members aspiring to represent the party in both council and Parliament should have served the party for five or more years at district and provincial structures, respectively.

He, however, said the party might waiver the requirements for some members, in a move possibly aimed at accommodating soldiers who have expressed interest to represent the party following the November military intervention that toppled former President Robert Mugabe and ushered in Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rule.

He said Advocate Jacob Mudenda, on behalf of secretary for legal affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana, presented guidelines for party primary elections.

“The election committee, to be chaired by Cde Engelbert Rugeje, the national commissar, will supervise the entire election process. President Mnangagwa will announce the members of the commission members shortly,” he said.

“All members contesting will not be allowed to supervise the elections as this will be deemed as conflict of interest.”

Moyo said all aspiring candidates were expected to campaign as a team.

“They will address all meetings earmarked for those constituencies together and tell people what they have to offer. No one will go alone in order to curb corruption and use of money,” he said.

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  1. that’s reality cde K47

    1. That’s reality cde AK47.So does it mean kuti,there are no academic and professional qualifications needed and also macampaigns aya achange achiitwa mid week here or maweekends coz vamwe toenda kumabasa asi were are aspiring to be one of the most ever representative of harare south whom shall bring sanity and fruitful developments politically,socially and economically .

  2. godfrey chikowore

    An equally disappointing and very discriminative criterea meant to return the same or a majority of deceptive; shameless; liars; selfishly unretiring personalities who drove the great Zimbabwe economy and destiny into the ground or abyss over the past four decades. Retire all above 60-65 yrs and get new energetic cadres to turn the Great Zimbabwe into an economy of unimaginable scale. There are younger generation better leaders in ZANU PF than those with revolutionary credentials for they have all lost pace in all respects and compromised Zimbabwe for generations to come like r g mugabe. Do you recall what a jewel Zimbabwe was in 1980 and how ramshackled and wretched, hopeless trudging and wobbling now 37 yrs down the line.

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