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Mnangagwa postpones politburo for cabinet

Emmerson Mnangagwa
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zanu PF was set to hold a politburo meeting in the capital yesterday to signal the commencement of processes leading to its extraordinary congress on Friday.

However, Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo announced at the last minute that the indaba had been postponed to today.

 

“The Zanu PF politburo meeting scheduled for today (yesterday) has been postponed to tomorrow (today) while the central committee that had been scheduled for tomorrow (today) will be held on Thursday.

Members who have been affected are expected to be seated at the usual venue by 10am,” Khaya Moyo said.

While Khaya Moyo did not give reason for the postponement, government sources told the Daily News that in line with Mnangagwa’s dream for a complete departure from former president Robert Mugabe’s modus operandi, he had insisted that it was not prudent to prematurely end a

Cabinet meeting to accommodate party business.

“There were proposals that some of the Cabinet discussions be shelved to allow time for the politburo given that congress is around the corner but H.E maintained that government business must always come before all else,” a government official privy to cabinet gongs on said.

During Mugabe’s reign, Zanu PF programmes were of primacy over government business.

For instance, when Mugabe’s wife Grace, as Zanu PF women’s league secretary, held her controversial countrywide rallies, they almost always dealt a major blow on government business as ministers abandoned their work stations to attend the whistle stop tours.

Since she entered the political fray following the ouster of former vice president Joice Mujuru in 2014, dozens of Cabinet ministers would make a bee line to Grace’s rallies, leaving their offices manned by deputy ministers and permanent secretaries.

The same applied when Mugabe himself held his equally controversial interface rallies with youths as ministers would abandon their duties to attend the rallies for fear of being labelled as opposed to his rule.

Opposition political parties often complained about Zanu PF conflation with the State to the extent that it had become difficult to make a distinction between party business and the officials’ public service obligations.

The Zanu PF congress is set to confirm Mnangagwa as the party’s first secretary as well as its presidential candidate for the elections scheduled for not later than August next year. DailyNews

  • The man knows e difference betwn gvt and party business, good move

  • Dambidzo muroi wakaura vanhu

  • Mnangagwa doesn’t need Zanu PF but the army. Zanu PF business is the last on his priorities.

  • Ndizvo, Shumba. You are State President first. That is your first business…to the people

    • He’s the army president.
      No person put him there

  • Regai vavukure

  • If EDM is to Re-energize the country, now is the time especially that everyone is receptive of reforms. However, If he is focused on maintaining party grip on power minus social political economic reforms he will face the music sooner than later.

  • Kkkkkkk

  • Enough with these publicity stunts can the real work begin please !!!

  • Mnangagwa is being used by Army guys his powers are limited.

  • Long live Mnangagwa!.MDC is FINISHED!’

    • hiwee

    • mukoshoooo

    • zvapinda papi

    • ndozviroto

    • kkkkk tapera papi nhaii miraa uone

    • kkkkk tapera papi nhaii miraa uone

    • munangagwa not election winning material he was barried serveral times in kwekwe constituency his scared of MDC that’s why he does not want reforms people don’t like this Gukurahundist

    • munangagwa not election winning material he was barried serveral times in kwekwe constituency his scared of MDC that’s why he does not want reforms people don’t like this Gukurahundist

    • That’s way he is busy militarise everything he knows very well that MDC is there

    • #Zanu Must Go

    • #mdc must go

  • Work won’t stop because Nehanda Radio has done its good share of journalism…. After all Nehanda Radio n the president don’t share the same office.

  • #Vachingovukura

  • kuzanu ndiko kune matsotsi ESE otherwise if he prioritise ZANU pf he is going to be compromised and will have to beg the army to rescue him so thumbs app shiri as minister has declared war against illegal farm occupiers which are the majority of party supporters so ed is likely to be compromised if he give politburo priority

  • man at the moment ED

  • If so let’s give a hand of applause ,but food prices are shooting up beyond anyone’s reach

    • Asi uchiri kunoramba uchiti ZANU zanu

  • just hope the energy won’t fizzle out

  • He is doing good on publicity bt nothing on the ground. Seems to be working hard doing nothing

  • He is doing good on publicity bt nothing on the ground. Seems to be working hard doing nothing

  • mazimba sooo chese chamanzwa moombera maoko .makabvira rini kuvimbiswa nezanu

  • mazimba sooo chese chamanzwa moombera maoko .makabvira rini kuvimbiswa nezanu

  • It’s because of the implosions that are happening in Zanu Pf

  • I thought cabinet meetings were always held on Tuesday and Politburoon wednesday. So, its a sign that someone is not well organised here.

  • shanda ED imbwa dzichingovukura

  • shanda ED imbwa dzichingovukura

  • shanda ED imbwa dzichingovukura

  • Famba garwe vana mbiti biti, vachamisa vamogiza vari USA kjkkkjk

  • My president

  • More work less talk Garwe ndizvo

  • We are watching..have run out of comments now..

  • Rovai basa Shumba, asi pamaprize apooo imboonai cz pashatisisa. Prize control ngsishande purizi purizi.

  • Rovai basa Shumba, asi pamaprize apooo imboonai cz pashatisisa. Prize control ngsishande purizi purizi.

  • Ndizvo chaizvo Shumba Murambwi let’s bilt our country tinosvika chete imbwa chingoukura

  • Muchati Bhuu

    He may turn out alright after all..Lets wait and see