Zapu Congress Expected In August

The party was revived during an extra-ordinary congress that was held in Bulawayo last year. The congress saw Dumiso Dabengwa elected the interim president of the party.

Zapu spokesperson, Methuseli Moyo, said the venue of the congress will be decided between Mashonaland West and Bulawayo province.

“The elective congress will be held in August during the school holidays and a decision still has to be made on the venue as Bulawayo and Mashonaland West province put up bids to host the congress,”Moyo said.

He said the elective congress’s agenda will be to elect a substantive executive while at the same time deliberate and adopt substantive policies.

“The elective congress will have to come up with a substantive executive, deliberate and adopt substantive policies and discuss the path the party will take until the next elections in the country,”Moyo said.

The newly revived Zapu is already facing a power struggle and the party has already suspended five senior party members for indiscipline.

The five suspended party members are former police provincial spokesperson Smile Dube, former airline boss Evans Ndebele, former Bulawayo councilor Charles Mpofu, Retired Colonel Ray Ncube, and Nhlanhla Ncube.

Moyo also said the suspension of those members will be ratified by the congress.

Former PF Zapu stalwarts, led by Dabengwa, pulled out of the Unity Accord signed with Zanu (PF), saying Zanu (PF) had failed to honour its part of the bargain 22 years after the deal was consummated.

Senior former PF Zapu members holding office in government however stayed away from the revived party.

Zapu is already demanding its properties that were confiscated by the government after arms cache discoveries in those farms and other PF-Zapu properties in the late 80s.

The properties include among others Magnet House, which houses the Central Intelligence Offices, Castle Arms Hotel and Nest Farm among others.