rugare gumbo 02-11-11.pngThe Zanu PF Politburo has met in Harare to put final touches on the agenda of the Bulawayo annual National People’s Conference to be held next month.

“The conference will look at various issues like what is going wrong in agriculture and why some are not performing well while others are harvesting well.


“On indigenisation, we will look at who is benefitting from this programme,” said Cde Rugare Gumbo, the party’s Secretary for Information and Publicity.

Cde Gumbo said some members of the party who had disciplinary measures taken against them have been re-admitted.

He said Cde Philip Chiyangwa has been re-admitted as an ordinary card carrying member, while former Mashonaland West Provincial Chairperson, Cde John Mafa has been allowed to contest for any position as allegations against him did not constitute serious infringements of the party principles.


“On the Chiyangwa issue, it was decided that he be re-admitted into the party but as an ordinary member until further notice,” Cde Gumbo said.


The case of Cde Jimayi Muduvuri, a Kadoma businessman and former Central Committee member, who is alleged to have been the key man for Mavambo in Kadoma and also accused of interfering with party structures in the Midlands province, has been referred back to the national disciplinary committee for some clarifications.

The Zanu PF Politburo also got an update on the country’s constitution making process from COPAC co-Chair, Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana.

“We got a report from the co-chair of COPAC, Cde Mangwana and he updated us on their progress in the constitution making process. He told us that the national report is complete, they have come up with a framework and they are now going to write the new constitution. So we are very happy to that effect,” said Cde Gumbo.

Regarding the recent violence perpetrated by MDC-T youths, Cde Gumbo said it was aimed at tarnishing the country’s image at a time when a Zimbabwean delegation met the Kimberly Process delegation in Kinshasa.

He also said the violence was timed to coincide with the GPA facilitators from South Africa with the aim of portraying the picture of a country not ready to hold an election.


“Violence is always perpetrated by the MDC-T. Whenever there is an international conference such as the KP held in DRC, the party decides to engage in violence and turn the blame on Zanu PF. All these events were orchestrated to coincide with the visits of the SA delegation, the negotiators, so as to create an impression that no free and fair election can be held under the current situation,” he said.

Cde Gumbo said Zanu PF is more than ready for the election as it is an experienced and revolutionary party.

Concerning recent utterances by MDC- T leader Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai on the issue of gay rights, and that he is no longer interested in indigenisation and empowerment, Cde Gumbo said Mr. Tsvangirai will not have any support.


“The way the man has behaved in the past few weeks; the issues on homosexuality and reneging on indigenisation, they are all going to haunt him,” said Cde Gumbo.


The Zanu PF annual National People’s Conference will be held in Bulawayo at the ZITF grounds from the 6th to the 10th of December.