Zanu PF Youth League steps up preps for elective conference

Ruling Zanu PF members aspiring to contest for positions in the party national youth executive have until this Friday to submit their Curriculum Vitae for vetting, a senior official has said.

The Zanu PF Youth League will hold its 7th elective conference in May this year to choose new leadership.

The last elective conference was held in 2014.

Positions to be contested are for youth league deputy secretary and below, and all contestants should be 35 years old and below.

As the party first secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa will appoint the youth league secretary.

In a circular, Zanu Pf acting secretary for Youth Affairs Tendai Chirau said: “The Zanu PF Youth League wishes to advise that the submission of CVS by party members wishing to participate in the elections of national Youth Executive has been extended to Friday 8 April 2022 by 12 noon.”

“All aspiring candidates must submit CVs at their respective DCC Offices by Friday 8 April 2022. As such, DCC Coordinators must submit CVs to theProvincial Youth Executive Council, which will make comments on the CVs by Saturday 9 April 2022.

“A national executive member from the Youth League from another Province has been assigned to receive the CVS,” he said.

Aspiring candidates should also meet criteria including being a registered voter, a fully paid up member, not serving a suspension and having served at least five years at District level or above.

An affidavit affirming that one does not have a criminal record should also be attached to the CV.

“All aspiring members are to depose an affidavit stating their name, date of birth, ID Number and age. Copies of their birth certificates and national ID should be attached and certified by the Zimbabwe Republic Police,” Chirau said, adding names of the qualified candidates would be published in due course.

The youth league elections are part of a restructuring process being pursued by the ruling party ahead of the 2023 harmonised elections.

The party is also scheduled to hold its main elective congress in October this year. − New Ziana

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