The Matabeleland North Presidential Youth Interface rally, which was postponed last week, will now be held this Friday at Somhlolo Stadium in Lupane.

In a statement to the ZBC News, the Zanu PF National Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde Kudzayi Chipanga confirmed the development, saying the rally is set for 21 July.

The rally was initially scheduled for Friday 14 July but was postponed as President Robert Mugabe had gone for a routine medical check-up in Singapore.

The President is meeting youths in all the country’s 10 provinces and has already held three rallies in Mashonaland East, Manicaland and Masvingo provinces.

Meanwhile, the Zanu PF National Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has reaffirmed the leadership of Senator Charles Tavengwa in Harare Province.

“The party would like to place it on record that Senator Charles Tavengwa remains the official Chairperson of Zanu PF Harare Province. The Party therefore completely rejects the statement made by a group of political leaders who have no mandate nor authority in terms of the party’s constitution to remove a sitting chairperson,” said Cde Kasukuwere, adding that the purported removal is null and void.

Highlighting that Senator Tavengwa has the full confidence of the party leadership, Cde Kasukuwere urged party members in Harare “to render him all the support necessary in discharging his duties.”

He said investigations will be conducted to restore discipline in the province.