President appoints Zanu-PF elections directorate

President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Richard Muponde, Gwanda Correspondent
PRESIDENT Mugabe has appointed a five-member Zanu-PF national elections directorate to spearhead preparations and mobilising of resources for the 2018 harmonised elections.

The party’s elections  directorate chaired by the Secretary for Administration, Cde Ignatius Chombo comprises, First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe, National Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Patrick Chinamasa and Secretary for the Youth League, Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga.

The directorate which was appointed last week has also five working sub committees namely, management, chaired by Cde Kasukuwere, Research chaired by Professor Jonathan Moyo, Finance and Logistics headed by Cde Obert Mpofu, Security chaired by Cde Kembo Mohadi and Legal Affairs chaired by Cde Chinamasa.

This was revealed by Cde Chombo in his address as the guest of honour at the Matabeleland South Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting in Gwanda on Monday.

Cde Chombo was leading a high powered delegation from Harare.

“The directorate’s mandate is among other things to direct, co-ordinate, monitor and supervise primary elections including the selection of candidates. It’s also responsible for election campaigns. It will also mobilise resources for campaigns for the harmonised elections in 2018,” said Cde Chombo.

He also urged party cadres to be united and work together for the good of the party so that it wins resoundingly next year.

“Our call is for us to be united and work together . We should shun personal differences which have detrimental effects to the party. We should pull in one direction so that our party prevails come elections next year. This is the message we have for you,” he said.

National Commissar, Cde Kasukuwere urged party members to register in numbers to vote and outshine the opposition. “What’s upon us is very serious.

Let’s get our cadres to register to vote for elections. The registration is beginning 14 September. This process entails our members to register afresh. For us as a party members you have to defend the party at your voting place. It means you have to make sure that party members have been registered to vote,” said Cde Kasukuwere.

He said President Mugabe was the only party candidate contesting the Presidential elections.

“The war is won by councillors. Please go back to the people and mobilise them. The ball is in your court. Once a councillor wins then we know the MP has won as well as the President. It’s your duty now to mobilise people. Let’s start preparing for elections,” he said.

The delegation is moving around the provinces to conscientise people to register to vote and also explain how disciplinary issues should be handled.

The other members of the delegation are Politburo member, Cde Absolom Sikhosana, Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, Minister of War Veterans, Cde Tshinga Dube, Deputy secretary for legal affairs, Cde Paul Mangwana, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central, Manicaland, Harare, Bulawayo and Matabeleland South, Ministers of provincial affairs, Cdes Retired Brigadier Ambrose Mutinhiri,  Martin  Dinha,  Mandiitawepi Chimene, Miriam Chikukwa, Nomthandazo Eunice Moyo and Abednigo Ncube.

The deputy Minister of Industry and Commence, Cde Chiratidzo Mabuwa was also in attendance.


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  • Gatsheni

    G40 in total control of the machinery.Handei tione!!

  • Zarura Zimbabgwe

    Pweeeeh! The otherside obliterated?

  • Tom

    Party commissar Saviour has his work cut out for him. Nine provinces passed votes of no confidence in him> Only Bulawayo refused because i suppose they are clever and knew it was lacoste games. Saviour called for meetings with all The provincial chairpersons and most did not attend. How will he deal with this insubordination since he still in charge? I see purges along the way. Mugabe does not trust team lacoste sympathizers. Ed is gone fo sho!! And Jonso is in the mix!!!Swa!!

  • NCUBE Eni

    This a clear and loud message that MDC especially the coalition will have a field day next year. This is a clear endorsement of the MDC and the end of ZANUPF, Mugabe goes to the grave with it clutched and inscribed in his frail hands-the end of ZANUPF. It also means that a new era will come, we shall have a new country without ZANU, ZAPU talk.War talk is over.

  • April 18

    Very well considered team.Reliable and responsible team with a passion for delivery,positive results for a promising future for all.