The Zanu PF Manicaland branch says vetting for the party’s prospective candidates who have submitted curriculum vitaes (CVs) for the 2018 harmonised elections is now in progress.

The Zanu PF Manicaland provincial secretary for administration Cde Kenneth Saruchera said vetting of party members for representation as councilors, senators and legislators is being done in all the province’s districts.

“Today there is vetting in the administrative districts. This will be led by the provincial, national consultative and national members of the Youth and Women’s League, Central Committee, Politburo as well as the top five members of the affiliates. In their vetting process they are strictly to follow the guidelines provided for by the National Political Commissar,” he said.

Cde Saruchera noted that the selection process will be premised on fairness and transparency in the candidate selection procedure as imposition will not do Zanu PF any good.

Zanu PF has slated the fifth of May as the date of the holding of the party’s primary elections.

In Hwange, the party’s aspiring candidates have been urged to translate the current enthusiasm into ensuring that the revolutionary party emerges victorious during the forthcoming harmonised elections.

Over 500 aspiring candidates converged in Hwange to submit their CVs ahead of the Zanu PF primaries with calls for the party members to direct their energies towards meeting electorate’s interests and in the process guarantee victory for the revolutionary party.

Central Committee member Cde Fati Mpofu hailed the party members for responding positively to the invitation by the party for aspiring candidates to submit their CVs and urged the party members to accept the outcome of the primary elections.

“The response has been positive. We have received the CVs from the prospective candidates and my call is for the members to translate the current zeal into ensuring that the revolutionary party emerges victorious during the forthcoming elections,” he said.

According to the recently announced primary election guidelines, all aspiring candidates must be registered voters, 18 years and above and should be fully paid up members of the party.

The primary elections will be used to select the revolutionary party national assembly, senatorial, local authority and women’s quota candidates for the polls expected to be held by the end of July.