rugaregumbo.jpgThe ZANU-PF Politburo which met at an extra-ordinary meeting in the capital yesterday, has condemned in the strongest terms the savage attack on Chief Serima of Masvingo by Masvingo Central Legislator, Mr Tongai Mathuthu.


Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting yesterday evening, ZANU-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Rugare Gumbo, said the institution of chiefs is sacred and such acts of savagery should not be allowed to undermine the institution.
The Politburo members called on the inclusive government to take strong measures against the Masvingo Central Legislator for his unruly behavior.
Chiefs in the country are regarded as the custodians of Zimbabwe’s cultural norms and values and they play a crucial role in the social, political and spiritual lives of the people.


The Politburo also paid tribute to chiefs for carrying out various programmes to assist communities and for the resolution the chiefs passed at their just ended conference in Kariba where they voiced and endorsed Cde Mugabe as their candidate for the planned elections mid-next year.


The Politburo meeting also received a report from Agricultural, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister, Cde Joseph Made, who assured the nation that seedhouses and fertilizer manufacturing companies in the country have agreed to start delivering inputs in the various Grain Marketing Depot centres  to ensure that that this year’s summer cropping season commences timeously.
In the past, protracted negotiations between government and inputs suppliers led to delays in planting, thereby inconveniencing farmers leading to low yields and poor crop conditions.


The Politburo also called on the Ministry of Finance to come up with ways of assisting the A2 farmers who at present do not have any meaningful support to ensure that they make the most out of the 2010-2011 cropping season.
The Secretary for Production, Cde Dzikamai Mavhaire, also presented a report on how to improve and increase the national herd through various methods and cross breeding of cattle in the country.