Mugabe Denounces Zanu (PF) Factionalism, Vote-Buying

Zanu PF leader, President Robert Mugabe has expressed deep concern over indiscipline in the party where some party leaders are engaging in premature campaigning for leadership positions ahead of the December congress.

Addressing the Politburo meeting in Harare on Wednesday, Mugabe also denounced corruption and vote-buying which some of those vying for certain posts are engaged in, saying these vices should be stopped forthwith.

He spoke against factionalism and urged members to remain united at all times, promising to take drastic action against those who defy the party norms.

President Mugabe took a swipe at the Herald newspaper for washing the party’s dirty linen in public.

The President has on many occasions called for unity of purpose and an end to corruption and vote buying in the party.

The Politburo meeting also discussed the issue of former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor, Dr Gideon Gono who has been nominated by Manicaland Province to represent it in the senate.

Briefing journalists on the issue, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Rugare Gumbo said the party stands guided by what the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson said for the time being but directed the party’s legal team to work on ways to include Dr Gono in that position.

Gumbo also announced that the 6th Zanu PF Congress will be held from the 9th to the 14th of December 2014. 

Over 12 000 delegates are expected to attend the elective congress including observers and foreign guests.