Addressing party members during a commissariat rally in Nhwali, Gwanda South last week, Zanu-PF National Commissar Retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje said the party has phased out membership cards and will be issuing electronic ones which will stop the problem of treating a leader like a god.
He said the electronic cards initially had Mugabe’s face but it was removed and replaced with the party logo of Great Zimbabwe ruins and party flag. The picture that will be on the card is that of the owner. The new cards are linked to ZimSwitch through POSB and can be used as bank cards. Said Rugeje:
We now have new party cards. Those electronic cards issued last year have former President Mugabe’s picture. We have now removed sekuru’s (Mugabe’s) picture and replaced it with the party’s flag because the problem we were now having with Mugabe is that we were treating him like he is a god. What we prioritise is the party because there is no one who will occupy office forever. Zanu-PF will always be there but people come and go. That’s why we resolved to affix the party flag on the cards rather than people’s faces.