By HourlyHits Reporter
ZANU PF Politburo member and former Mashonaland West Provincial Chairperson Ziyambi Ziyambi who is also the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has said its affiliate organisations cannot speak on behalf of the party.
Ziyambi made the clarification following recent comments attributed to Affirmative Action Group (AAG) on takeover of mining claims are not in sync with the party’s ideology which respects property rights.
“No organization affiliated to ZANU PF can speak on behalf of the party and the party does not carry it’s activities on behalf of affiliate organisations but carry out party business, so for AAG to say they are going to take and grab mines that is not supported by ZANU PF a party which respects property rights.
“Affiliate organisations should seek guidance from the party if they need to carry out any economic activity which will be done through the party ideology which respects property rights,” he said
Ziyambi described Mashonaland West as the worst province when it comes to tarnishing the party’s image on social media as party members negatively comment on party programs and leadership.
“Let’s desist what some of you are doing on social media by negatively commenting on party leaders. I thought my elevation to Politburo will be a course of celebration but some took it as a chance to fight for positions and we have become the worst province on social abuse by party members,” he said
The meeting was held to prepare for the party’s national conference which will be held in Bindura in the month of October.
The ZANU PF National People’s Conference will be held virtually with only central committee members and Politburo members attending the conference in person whilst other delegates will follow the proceedings virtually in their respective provinces.
Mashonaland West is expected to follow the proceedings at Chinhoyi University of Technology, which will be only attended by delegates who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Chegutu West constituency member of parliament Dexter Nduna who is still to have his suspension lifted over the party provincial deputy chairperson position left the gallery in stitches after he referred to himself as the provincial vice chairman.
“As the vice chairperson of this province I don’t support the move of us requesting party members at grassroots to contribute towards the financing of the conference before these people receive their subscription cards which they had already paid for and are yet to be delivered,” he said
Minister Ziyambi in his key note address said he is surprised that some party members are against its members in financing party programs.
The province is expected to raise US$140 million for the national people’s conference. □