Mnangagwa chairs Zanu PF politburo, before congress

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday chaired his first Zanu PF Politburo meeting after taking over from President Robert Mugabe in leading the ruling party.

The state media reports that the Zanu-PF Politburo met to mark the official commencement of its Extraordinary Congress set for Friday.

The party’s Secretary for Information and Publicity, Simon Khaya Moyo, told journalists after the meeting that the Politburo received various reports on ZimAsset and the state of agriculture in the country.

“Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Air Marshal Perrance Shiri gave the state of agriculture in the country. The Minister assured the Politburo that the country has enough maize to sustain until the next season. He also assured the Politburo that the 2017/18 season is in full swing and the demand of inputs under Command Agriculture had risen.  The Presidential Input Scheme and the Cotton Input Scheme are also underway and are expected to cover more households this season,”  he said.

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