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EXTRA ORDINARY SESSION OF THE POLITBURO

EXTRA ORDINARY SESSION OF THE POLITBURO: PRESS STATEMENT

1. President and First Secretary Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa welcomed members of the Politburo to the meeting

2. Purpose of the extraordinary Politburo meeting was to review the rules and regulations governing the conduct of intra party elections.

3. In line with the new ethos of the new dispensation as propagated by His Excellency to continuously focus on party renewal in line with changing circumstances

4. The rules and regulations shall apply to all members of the party intending to contest in cell, village, branch, district and Central Committee structures as guided by the constitution

5. Election of executive members at cell, village, branch, district, Provincial and Central Committee must be carried out by secret ballot

6. Chitepo school of ideology has to play a central role in leadership training at all levels

7. Rules and regulations of intra party elections shall apply from such a day as may be determined by the Central Committee through the central political commissar by means of circular to all provinces

*New appointments in the Politburo*

– Cde Victor Matemadanda is now the National Secretary for Commisariat replacing Rtd General Engelbert Rugeje who remains a PB member and will be redeployed to a new assignment in September

– Cde Douglas Mahiya becomes the new Secretary for War Veterans and deputised by Cde Headman Moyo

– Cde Zenzo Ncube is the new Deputy Director for War Veterans affairs

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