ZANU PF leadership in Mashonaland East province is considering dissolving its cell structures ahead of next year’s elections claiming they were not representative enough.
Addressing a provincial co-ordinating committee meeting in Marondera on Sunday, provincial chairperson Daniel Garwe said the party will set up new structures. NewsDay’s Jairos Saunyama quotes Garwe as saying:
Here in Marondera, we all know that the cell structures do favour only two individuals — I won’t mention their names. The cell structures should benefit the party, ZANU PF and President (Emmerson) Mnangagwa. We are going to come up with fresh cell structures in Marondera.
Reports say some party officials were not happy with the defeat of ZANU PF candidate, Ignatius Mateveke, who lost to Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) candidate Caston Matewu in the March 26 by-elections.
They blame the loss on some leaders who allegedly failed to mobilise enough support for the party amid reports that some of the cell members voted for the opposition.
Meanwhile, a party mobilising team led by politburo member David Parirenyatwa will begin moving around the province starting this Tuesday to mobilise people to register to vote.
It would also assist them to get national identification documents.