Friday, 29 June 2012 19:08
The President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde Robert Mugabe says the Politburo has recommended to the Central Committee for the removal of District Coordinating Committees (DCCs) from the party structures.
Addressing the Central Committee in Harare this Friday, Cde Mugabe said they have realised that the DCCs have been divisive and causing disharmony in the party, hence the need to discard them.
"We are afraid that the DCCs have become a weapon that is dividing the party," said the President.
Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Rugare Gumbo said the meeting came up with a clear resolution that the DCCs have outlived their purpose and were causing divisions instead of unity among party members.
"We came up with a resolution that the DCC has to be disbanded with immediate effect. There will be an amendment to the party's constitution to enable that," said Cde Gumbo.
He said former DCC members will be either co-opted into district or provincial structures or should simply go home and rest and wait for opportunities in the party.
The Zanu PF organogramme has the Congress as the supreme organ, followed by the People’s Conference, the Central Committee, the Consultative Assembly, the Province, the DCC, branches and cells.
During the meeting, the President also spoke of Zanu PF as a party that has the baggage of history and success, adding that more success has been its hallmark, as failure was never considered and option.
Central Committee members were informed to get ready for an extra ordinary session to consider the debate on the country’s new constitution and the management committee is said to be doing the final touches on the draft document.