Zanu-PF restructuring moving at snail's pace

Zanu-PF restructuring moving at snail's pace
Published: 26 April 2019
ZANU PF's ongoing restructuring of Harare and Bulawayo provinces is moving at a snail's pace.

In February, President Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolved the party's two provincial executives and appointed his deputies Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi to oversee their restructuring.

However, the exercise that began last month is still in its infancy as the ruling party is yet to complete the restructuring of its cells.

Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo told the Daily News yesterday that the exercise - part of an elaborate effort to breathe life in jurisdictions that have been dominated by opposition political formations in the past two decades - was within set time frames.

"This is not end of month yet, we are on time because the exercise was always meant to be completed by end of April and this is not end of month yet, is it?" Khaya Moyo asked rhetorically.

"As far as I know, the exercise was never a week's work. I have not heard about the resistance you are referring to, so I don't know about that."

Zanu PF director in the commissariat department,  George Nare,  complained last month to district  party members during an inter-district meeting at Njube suburb in Bulawayo that some members of the G40 faction were frustrating party programmes.

"We have since established that we still have G40 people who don't want to reform and as I speak, one of our leaders was captured on video bad mouthing ... Mnangagwa," said Nare.
He urged party members to choose leaders who are capable of mobilising support, particularly in urban areas which are perceived to be opposition strongholds.

"The party wants honest leaders and regionalism and nepotism should not be condoned as that destroys our party. If you are a leader, you are a servant of the people who elected you not their master. The reason why we are losing elections in urban areas is because we don't have good leaders. In fact, we have leaders who push their own agenda at the expense of party interests," he said.

Mnangagwa announced the dissolution of the two provinces to address factionalism, which the Zanu PF leadership blames for its failure to win urban constituencies in the two metropolises.

While it was largely hoped that the fall of former president Robert Mugabe in November 2017 and the subsequent "decimation" of the G40 faction that opposed Mnangagwa's ascension to power would end factionalism, the scourge is stubbornly refusing to go away.
- dailynews
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