Reprieve for Mash West Politburo members

THE Zanu PF Mashonaland West Provincial Coordinating Committee, which was yesterday turned into an election directorate, resolved to honour four Politburo members from the province to be uncontested in the upcoming Central Committee elections.

The four are: the party’s Secretary for Information and Publicity Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa, Secretary for Transport and Welfare Cde Edna Madzongwe, Secretary for Science and Technology Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi and Deputy Secretary for Health and Child Care Cde Douglas Mombeshora.

Moving the motion, the party’s provincial vice chairman, Cde Tavengwa Mukuhlani said letting the four go uncontested gave the province a chance to have more Politburo members.

“The central committee is the selection pool of President Mnangagwa for Politburo members and, these members are of real value to the province,” said Cde Mukuhlani while seconding a motion that was moved by provincial youth league member Cde Timothy Masviba.

“The President has shown that he has confidence in them and as a province, we are confident of their political contributions.”

Also seconding the motion, provincial political commissar Cde Joachim Yotamu said Mashonaland West was privileged to have strong political horses.

“I propose and second the motion that our current Politburo members sail through uncontested as central committee members,” he said to loud cheers.

Provincial chairman Cde Mary Mliswa-Chikoka said the motion and approval by the directorate showed how the province’s party leadership was united.

“This has shown sense of unity and peace. “This shows that we now have an understanding of how the party should move forward because these four Politburo members are on duty to ensure that we have a successful congress and people vote for Zanu PF in the 2023 harmonised election.”

Representing the four, Cde Ziyambi said they were humbled by the decision taken by the province to have them go uncontested.

“The honour you have bestowed on us means a lot as this gives Cde Mutsvangwa who runs the Information Department and full-time politburo member Cde Madzongwe, who is the party’s Transport and Welfare Affairs Secretary, ample time to prepare for the congress and elections,” he said, adding the province had shown great signs of political maturity.

In his remarks, Cde Mutsvangwa, who also lauded the decision by the province, took time to outline various economic and developmental projects that President Mnangagwa had managed secure, including lithium mining. Herald

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