The ZANU PF Politburo has endorsed the outcome of the Harare District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections, but noted with concern the few vote-buying cases reported.
The Extra Ordinary Session of the ZANU PF Politburo held in Harare this Wednesday gave the ruling party a chance to review the recent Harare Provincial DCC elections.
Speaking after the meeting, Secretary for Administration, Dr Obert Mpofu confirmed that the DCC polls received a unanimous endorsement, despite the noting of some vote buying cases.
“The Politburo unanimously endorsed the outcome of the DCC for Harare which were received through a report by the National Political Commissar. It was a comprehensive report which identified areas that needed to be addressed. It was accepted in its entirety,” Dr Mpofu said.
The process was conducted by representatives from all the provinces who supervised the six zones being restructured.
“There was however mischief reported in some areas where some candidates used money to buy voters. Politburo directed that in the future anyone found interfering would warrant instant dismissal from the party. Those unorthodox should refrain from actions meant to divide or corrupt the system,” he added.
Going forward, Dr Mpofu said there is room for improvement after Harare Province set a generally fair precedence for other provinces in the whole country and this has worked well.
“We hope the next process will flow smoothly. The DCCs will now have to restructure,” Dr Mpofu confirmed.
The Harare DCC elections were conducted over the weekend and overseen by a team of party leaders headed by Zanu PF National Chairman, Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri.