president mutare33.jpgThe Zanu PF President and First Secretary, Cde Robert Mugabe, says Zanu PF Members of Parliament who are unwilling to go for polls next year can stay at home, because participating in the election is voluntary.

President Mugabe was speaking at the end of the 11th Peoples Annual Conference in Mutare where he said currently, Zanu PF is following the dictates of the Global Political Agreement (GPA).


Asked what the party could do if the MDC scuttle the making of the new constitution which might postpone the holding of the elections, the President said he has not heard anything to that effect from the MDC though their statement was that they were willing to participate in a Presidential elections only. 

Nevertheless, the President said this will not happen and they will go for the entire general election.

Cde Mugabe also reiterated that British and American companies will not be treated the same as their parent country continues to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe.

The People’s Conference ended its two-day deliberations with the party adopting resolutions pertaining to political issues, the economy, the media, science and technology, youth and women affairs.

It resolved that Zimbabwe must hold elections next year without fail after the expiry of term of the Global Political Agreement which ushered in the inclusive government.

The conference endorsed its President and First Secretary, Cde Robert Mugabe, as the Zanu-PF presidential candidate for the election and called on the government to provide enough funds to complete the constitution making process.

A decision was passed directing the party to urge government to enforce legislation on treason against individuals, corporate bodies or entities which calls for the imposition of sanctions or any other measures that affect the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe.

The conference called on party members to conduct their affairs honestly and avoid bringing the party into disrepute.

Calls were also made for the party to strengthen its business and investment portfolio to ensure adequate financing for its policies and programmes.

The conference directed the party and government to ensure that all non governmental organisations bent on regime change should be de-registered and envoys agitating for regime change should be expelled as well as companies whose countries have imposed illegal sanctions.

The Zanu PF party re-admitted Tsholotsho legislator and former Minister of the then Ministry of Information and Publicity, Professor Jonathan Moyo and veteran fighter and guerrilla trainer, George Rutanhire into the Politburo, the party’s highest decision-making body.

The theme of the conference was: Total control of our resources through Indigenisation and Empowerment.