The President Cde Robert Mugabe has stressed the need for aspiring leaders to wait for the people to choose them and desist from imposing themselves on the electorate.
Speaking at the Zanu PF Women’s League assembly meeting at the Zanu PF headquarters in Harare this Thursday, Cde Mugabe said Zanu PF has a long history and tradition of leaders who came from the people from its inception.
The President expressed disappointment with some cadres who have departed from party principles by fanning factionalism in order to satisfy their thirst for power.
Certain individuals are given favours by some at the top in return for votes in the selection of those to occupy higher posts in the party.
The problem has been going on for a while and constant rebukes by the President for the vice to stop has fallen on deaf ears.
Cde Mugabe said elevation into top positions in the past was on the basis of merit and took a lot of sacrifice on the part of those that were chosen, with some even refusing.
He said there is no reason for the party to depart from those principles and tradition.
Cde Mugabe also urged women to consider amending the constitution to create a slot for a third vice president post that will be reserved for women.
His suggestion followed concerns raised by the party’s Women’s League that the party should revert to its resolutions that one vice president ‘s position be reserved for women.
The position had been scrapped following the sacking of Joyce Mujuru.