Zanu PF has warned aspiring candidates to desist from campaigning before the election roadmap is announced as they risk being disqualified.

Addressing Zanu PF members from Mashonaland East at a meeting at the provincial headquarters in Marondera, Politburo member and principal of Chitepo Ideological College Cde Munyaradzi Machacha said candidates will be informed when to begin campaigning when the time is ripe.

Zanu PF Politburo member Dr Sydney Sekeramayi said he is optimistic that the province will win the harmonised elections resoundingly.

The meeting was also attended by the Zanu PF provincial leadership led by chairperson Cde Joel Matiza, Politburo members, National Consultative Assembly, Central Committee members and legislators from the province.