The revolutionary Zanu PF party has embarked on cell verification exercise in various provinces across the country.
The verification process is meant to ascertain the party’s membership at cell levels and ensure that members are aware of the polling stations where they will vote in the forthcoming elections set for either July or August.
In Harare, Acting President Kembo Mohadi visited Epworth to witness the process.
Addressing thousand of party supporters in Epworth, Cde Mohadi said the cell roll call verification is a party programme designed for Zanu PF to know the number of its supporters in every constituency.
“Voter registration has not been closed, we still encourage you to go and register so that we win the election,” he added.
Cde Mohadi also emphasised the need for peaceful elections to attract investors in the country.
Zanu PF Harare Provincial Chairperson, Cde Goodwills Masimirembwa said over 63 000 people have registered to vote in Epworth and promised the Acting President that they were going to retain the seat.
Zanu PF Harare Provincial Political Commissar, Cde Douglas Mahiya said they now know the cadres who want to see Zimbabwe successful, while Epworth legislator, Cde Zaleri Makari noted that a lot of work still needs to be done in her constituency.
In Mashonaland West Province, the party’s bigwigs took part in the process which they say will help them align members to the polling station based biometric voter registration system.
Politburo member Cde Prisca Mupfumira verified her cell membership in Chitambo suburb in Chinhoyi, while Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi, the party’s Mashonaland West Chairperson also went through the process in Zowa.
The two senior politicians said the exercise is critical given that some members had to change their cells following the biometric voter registration which moved some registrants from one ward to the other.
Zanu PF’s Mashonaland Central Province leadership had to convene a special Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting to alert members on the need to verify.
The PCC also reviewed ward based meetings throughout the province.
Speaking to the ZBC News after the special meeting, Zanu PF Mashonaland Central Provincial Chairperson Cde Kazembe Kazembe said the meeting covered a number of issues relating to strengthening the party through verifying the existence of structures.
“This special meeting was meant to sensitise our provincial leadership on the need to verify the lower structures. The cell is the party’s foundation and those are the people who matter most,” he said.
The PCC also discussed the need for the party members to be united, with Cde Kazembe saying no divisions will be tolerated in the province.