The ruling party Zanu-PF Annual National Peoples’ Conference pencilled for October 2021 will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic which has claimed more than 3000 lives in the country, the party’s National Chairperson, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri has revealed.
Cde Muchinguri Kashiri revealed this yesterday while addressing delegates at a joint National and Provincial Coordinating meeting for the Zanu-PF 19th National People’s Conference, held at Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) in Mashonaland Central.
She expressed satisfaction at the level of preparedness so far.
“The 19th National People’s Conference will be held virtually, with a symbolic physical meeting held in Mashonaland Central accommodating a few members of the leadership, while most delegates will attend virtually in their respective provinces.
“The party resolved to host the Conference in October to avoid problems associated with the rainy season and also in a bid not to disturb the agricultural planting season,” she said.
Cde Muchinguri Kashiri said all delegates will be vaccinated against Covid-19 and that strict world Health Organisation ( WHO) regulations will be observed. Some delegates have already received vaccines in some Provinces ahead of the August deadline.
Delegates who include members of the Politburo, Central Committee, Provincial and District Coordinating Committees as well as Zanu-PF Headquarters Secretariat Staff are expected to be vaccinated ahead of the Conference.
Security Aides, drivers, catering personnel and protocol officers and Journalists covering the event are also expected to be inoculated before the Conference day.
The 19th Annual People’s Conference was supposed to have been held in December last year and was however postponed by the Politburo with a view to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.