ZANU PF conference preps 90 percent complete

Staff Reporter

…as the Party welcomes UN special rapporteur

Preparations for ZANU PF’s 19th National People’s Conference to be held in Bindura, Mashonaland Central Province, from the 28th to the 31st October 2021, are at an advanced stage with 90 percent of the preparations already complete.

Addressing the media yesterday, the Party’s acting national spokesperson, Cde Mike Bimha said  there is a lot of excitement from delegates and the Party is working extra hard to ensure a flawless conference.

“The preparations have gone well. I can safely say that preparations are now at 90 percent complete,” said Cde Bimha.

Cde Bimha said that a limited number of delegates will physically attend the conference in Bindura, while other members will follow proceedings from various virtual platforms.

“The Politburo and some Central Committee members will be gathered in Bindura where events will be held centrally and there will be participation of other delegations at their various centres in the provinces,” added Cde Bimha.

The acting spokesperson said this year’s conference theme is “Growing and modernizing the economy towards the Vision 2030” and added that the ICT gadgets to be used during the conference have already been installed and tested in Bindura and they seemed to be flawless.

Coming to the impending visit by the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Dr Alena Douhan, Cde Bimha said the visit will afford the UN official, first-hand experience on how the illegal sanctions have negatively affected Zimbabweans.

“ZANU PF is fully convinced that the Special Rapporteur will be able to witness and uncover how these sanctions have been causing untold suffering to our people as well as the Government and business. We had never received a Special Rapporteur on sanctions from the global body as a country since the illegal sanctions were imposed,” said Dr Bimha.

Cde Bimha added that the coming of Dr Douhan is a testimony that the New Dispensation is making strides in its efforts to cause the removal of the illegal sanctions.

The UN Special Rapporteur is expected to visit Zimbabwe between 18 and 28 October, tasked with the mission to assess the impact of the illegal sanctions on the people of Zimbabwe.