Politburo to meet tomorrow
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.