Polit­buro to meet to­mor­row

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Tendai Mu­gabe Harare Bureau

THE Zanu-PF Polit­buro meets in Harare to­mor­row to dis­cuss var­i­ous is­sues af­fect­ing the party and gen­eral state of the econ­omy.

Gov­ern­ment, through im­ple­men­ta­tion of party poli­cies, has made var­i­ous in­ter­ven­tions to ad­dress eco­nomic chal­lenges that have been fu­elled by cash short­age on the mar­ket.

Party sec­re­tary for ad­min­is­tra­tion Cde Ig­natius Chombo con­firmed the meet­ing.

Al­though he could not di­vulge the agenda of the meet­ing, our Harare Bureau un­der­stands that lat­est po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments and the econ­omy would take cen­tre stage.

“Yes, we are meet­ing on Wed­nes­day as the Polit­buro,” Cde Chombo said curtly.

Zanu-PF sources said Fi­nance and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Pa­trick Chi­na­masa would give an up­date on mea­sures be­ing im­ple­mented by Gov­ern­ment to im­prove the econ­omy.

Last month Min­is­ter Chi­na­masa pre­sented sev­eral in­ter­ven­tion mea­sures to the party’s Cen­tral Com­mit­tee which he said were at var­i­ous stages of im­ple­men­ta­tion.

Among the in­ter­ven­tions, Min­is­ter Chi­na­masa said Gov­ern­ment had in­tro­duced cash with­drawal lim­its and had put in place mech­a­nisms to en­sure that com­pa­nies es­pe­cially those in the re­tail sec­tor bank their money.

Said the source: “Another as­pect that can be up for dis­cus­sion is the is­sue of ap­peals that are still pend­ing. Cde Syd­ney Sek­era­mayi could also give a re­port on the cur­rent de­vel­op­ments in the war vet­er­ans sec­tor where some few in­di­vid­u­als are seek­ing to cause confusion in that crit­i­cal arm. You know Zanu-PF and war vet­er­ans can­not be sep­a­rated so it’s im­por­tant that the party es­tab­lishes the ori­gins of that doc­u­ment dis­guised as a war vet­er­ans’ com­mu­niqué.”

War vet­er­ans have since put in mo­tion the process of elect­ing a new ex­ec­u­tive fol­low­ing the ex­pul­sion of Mr Chris Mutsvangwa from Zanu-PF.

Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe as the pa­tron of the Zim­babwe Na­tional Lib­er­a­tion War Vet­er­ans’ As­so­ci­a­tion had also ad­vised the free­dom fighters to elect a new lead­er­ship.

Last week, war vet­er­ans gath­ered at the Zanu-PF na­tional head­quar­ters to ex­press their un­con­di­tional sup­port for Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe and Zanu-PF.

The source said: “A prepara­tory roadmap for the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­fer­ence to be held in Masvingo in De­cem­ber is also likely to be dis­cussed. We need to set var­i­ous com­mit­tees to do the prepa­ra­tions for that con­fer­ence.”

Another key as­pect that could be up for dis­cus­sion is the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion after Gov­ern­ment es­tab­lished that there was a third force in the re­cent dis­tur­bances in some parts of the coun­try.

Western em­bassies such as France and the United States were im­pli­cated as chief fun­ders of some shad­owy groups such as #Ta­ja­muka as part of the regime change agenda in Zim­babwe.

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