ZANU PF’s bigwigs in the party’s volatile Matabeleland provinces headed for a bruising fight in tomorrow’s provincial elections to fill the contentious chairpersons’ posts, amid reports nine officials are vying for the two vacant positions.
Report by Staff Writer
Bulawayo and Matabeleland North have gone for several years without substantive chairpersons as the leaders were suspended and sacked in the long-running political cat-fights pitting party heavyweights seeking to control the region.
The elections come ahead of Zanu PF’s December conference in Gweru following a directive by the party’s national commissar Webster Shamu. A recent audit of Zanu PF Bulawayo structures by a politburo team showed the structures had collapsed.