The National Executive Committee (NEC) came to the decision at a meeting held in Gweru on February 27, 2010, to shift the congress from May to August to avoid holding it during the national constitution making process outreach programme. The meeting noted that the proposed 65-day outreach programme for gathering peoples views for the new constitution may take longer than stipulated as Zanu (PF) and the two MDCs could not be trusted to stick to their own deadlines and promises.
In view of this, Zapu has decided to hold its congress in August, hoping that the IG would have completed the outreach programme by then, said a spokesperson for the party. He added that the specific date and venue of the congress would be decided in due course. Provinces, notably Bulawayo, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central and Masvingo are canvassing to host the congress.
The party congress will debate and endorse the amended Zapu constitution, party policy and manifesto. Also, the congress will elect a substantive National Executive Committee and Council of Elders Committee. The party will emerge from congress with substantive leadership and commonly adopted policies and manifesto to lead Zapu to victory in the forthcoming national elections.Post published in: News