Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
ZANU-PF Politburo member Cde Sikhanyiso Ndlovu has warned against premature announcements of candidates by any party members before the Politburo calls for nominations. This comes at a time when jostling for the vice-presidency post has intensified in Zanu PF. Cde Ndlovu said this on Sunday during a provincial coordinating committee meeting while delivering a report on directives from the party’s National Disciplinary Committee and the National Coordinating Committee.
“Members can hold private consultations but they are not allowed to organise illegal meetings and campaigns disguised as celebrations which are not sanctioned by the province,” he said in a statement issued after the meeting.
Cde Ndlovu also warned against factionalism and vote buying in the party and encouraged provincial chairpersons to take disciplinary measures against those found wanting.
He encouraged prospective university students in Bulawayo to apply for vacancies at all national universities and colleges in the country.
“I want to encourage students to apply for vacancies at institutions such as Zimbabwe School of Mines, which is inviting applicants. I have recommended a number of Bulawayo students for the Presidential Scholarship and I have encouraged students who will be accepted at the National University of Science and Technology, Midlands State University, University of Zimbabwe and Science Education in Bindura University to report back after admission,” said Cde Ndlovu.
He congratulated Dr Lazarus Dokora, who is also his deputy in the Politburo’s education department, Dr Joice Mujuru, Dr Grace Mugabe and the UZ Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura for their latest educational achievements. Dr Mugabe and Dr Mujuru graduated with Doctor of Philosophy degrees recently.