Zanu-PF political commissar Retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje is reported to be instituting reforms in order to increase the popularity of the party. Some of the reforms include setting a maximum age limit of 45 years of age for prospective parliamentarians. Those above 45 years of age will only be allowed to contest the election if they are technocrats. Sources who spoke to the weekly newspaper the Zimbabwe Independent said:
Rugeje said Zanu PF’s focus is on encouraging those who are 45 years and below to contest in the primary elections so that they become legislators.
Only those above 45 years that would be acceptable candidates must be people who can offer specialist services. In other words, if you are above 45, you must be a technocrat.
Rugeje told party officials in Masvingo:
I have no interest in your constituencies. President Mnangagwa employed me to mobilise supporters for the party and I will do that. I am now employed full time by the party, so my everyday job is to make sure Zanu PF is gaining popularity.
More: The Independent
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