Zanu-PF Invites Sata To Its Bulawayo Conference

Zanu-PF is scheduled to hold its annual congress next month in Bulawayo.

Zanu-PF officials told Radio VOP yesterday that the party is in the process of inviting Sata to the conference which Mugabe has decided to use as an elective congress although analysts see the move as an opportunity for the wily 87-year-old leader to purge a number of his colleagues implicated in Wiki Leaks exposes.

Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration, Didymus Mutasa who has been tasked with the role of inviting Sata to the meeting confirmed to the Radio VOP about the plans.

“We are still talking and we have not finalised on the matter,” said Mutasa.

Sata is expected to travel to Bulawayo next month with his white Vice President Guy Scott who met with Mugabe in Malawi last month during the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA).

At the meeting the two struck a deal which resulted in Scott pushing for the re-admission of Zimbabwe into the commonwealth family of nations at the just ended Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia.

The government recently invited South Sudan President Salvar Kirr to come and open the Harare Agricultural show, but the Sudanese leader cancelled his trip to Zimbabwe at the last minute.

Since his election to the presidency of the country, Sata is yet to travel outside Zambia as Head of state as he seeks to consolidate his position at home.