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‘Congress to inject new blood in Zapu leadership’


THE Zapu congress currently underway in Bulawayo will see the rebirth of the opposition party by injecting new blood in its leadership, a top official has said.

Lookout Masuku ward chairperson Isaac Ncube expressed optimism that the congress will see the rebirth of Zapu.

He said it will inject new blood into the party’s leadership by electing new faces who will stand for the values of the opposition.

“We want new blood into the party for its revival.

“We want people who will speak about Zapu properties because we are a rich party,” Ncube said.

The opposition party started its elective congress yesterday with delegates from Matabeleland provinces, Bulawayo and part of Midlands having arrived by mid-morning and going through registration and accreditation processes at the party offices.

Zapu acting president Isaac Mabuka told Southern Eye that those accredited will be allowed to attend the congress at Bulawayo Amphitheatre. About 2 000 delegates are expected to attend.

“Yesterday we were doing registration and accreditation, issuing of accommodation. Those who would have finished the processes will proceed to the venue where they will attend committee meetings,” he said.

Mabuka said they were still expecting delegates from other provinces.

Elections will be conducted tomorrow after debating on constitutional amendments.

Sibangilizwe Nkomo, son of the late party founder Joshua Nkomo is tipped to win the

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