Zanu PF First Secretary and President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa says the conduct displayed by some party cadres in the primary elections has exposed some serious shortcomings within the party systems, cadres orientation and grounding which requires the party to modernise its systems.
Cde Mnangagwa was addressing the first Zanu PF Central Committee meeting this year since the advent of the dispensation last year.
The gathering at the party Headquarters this afternoon was aimed at updating members on the activities of the party since the advent of the new dispensation where the President expressed dismay at the unrestrained ambition displayed by some party cadres during the exercise saying it is uncharacteristic of the revolutionary party.
President Mnangagwa said senior office bearers in the party leadership should man the party on a full time basis to ensure the smooth running and coordinated administration of the party, adding that this will also modernise the party.
He highlighted the country’s successful reengagement process and the immense achievements made so far and at the same time expressed concern at the continued unavailability of cash in the banking system saying steps are underway to address the situation.
Cde Mnangagwa urged the leadership to correctly interpret and implement the party constitution rules and regulations in an objective manner with no bias.
The President began his address by recalling the various interfaces that he held with various stakeholders including chiefs, business, students, women, heads of universities and colleges saying the meetings were helpful as they provided the leadership of the party with the opportunity to engage key sections of society and shared perspective regarding how to reorient, rebuild and refocus the country towards economic stability and growth.
He said chiefs should continue playing the roles that they have always been playing in ensuring peace and harmony in the nation.