president central committee 06-10-11.pngThe President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde Robert Mugabe has reiterated that elections will be held this year with or without the new constitution.

President Mugabe was addressing the party’s 88th Central Committee meeting in Harare today.

Cde Mugabe, who is also the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, said those among his party members opposed to the holding of elections this year should join the MDC-T.

He warned that disunity among party members is costly, citing the  incidents of 2006 and 2007 where former Politburo members Simba Makoni left the party to form his own party, while Dumiso Dabengwa left to resuscitate ZAPU.


Meanwhile, the Zanu PF Central Committee has endorsed the re-admission of Cde Philip Chiyangwa into the party.

The Central Committee has however reiterated that Cde Chiyangwa will remain an ordinary member of the party until further notice.

In another development, the Zanu PF National Political Commissar, Cde Webster Shamu, says he will visit Mashonaland West province to look into the co-option of other members into the provincial leadership.

Cde Shamu will also visit Makoni District to establish facts on what happened in the area which saw elections not being conducted in line with the party’s constitution.