Zanu-PF suspends Harare, Bulawayo restructuring

Published: 17 October 2019
ZANU-PF has suspended its restructuring of Harare and Bulawayo provinces despite completing the setting up of district coordinating com- mittees (DCCs) in the capital city. Last weekend, the ruling party set up DCCs in Harare metropolitan province amid allegations that the internal polls were marred by violence, intimidation and vote-rigging.

Zanu-PF national political commissar Victor Matemadanda said the election of provincial executive members was not imminent. "We are not in a hurry to do the province as well as the Bulawayo structures. What is important is that we build strong structures and as of now, I have no instruc- tions that we should proceed," Matemadanda said.

There were chaotic scenes during the Harare elections with ballot papers captured on video being thrown away from party-branded vehicles by angry supporters after their preferred candidates' names did not appear on the ballot papers.

The elections saw former Harare chairperson Godwills Masimirembwa, former youth league chairperson Godwin Gomwe, George Chimhini, Kudakwashe Damson, Goodwell Mafuratidze and Ephraim Fundira, being elected as chairpersons for Harare's DCCs.

In February, Mnangagwa set up teams led by his deputies Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi to oversee the restructuring of Harare and Bulawayo metropolitan provinces to address factionalism, which he blamed for Zanu-PF's failure to win urban constituencies.

In the absence of Chiwenga who is receiving treatment in China party national chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri was given up to October 13 to have completed the setting up of the DCCs in Harare.

However, with Muchinguri-Kashiri away in Mozambique where she is leading a Sadc delegation that is observing elections there, Matemadanda led the weekend restructuring exercise.
- dailynews
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