In a memo addressed to all provincial chairpersons with reference to guidelines sent out by the Commissariat on April 3, Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu urged all provinces not to disqualify aspiring candidates saying that is the decision of the Party headquarters not district nor province.
Mpofu’s move comes amid reports that disgruntled Zanu-PF members were planning to derail the party’s election campaign for being disqualified unfairly. Said Mpofu:
Several aspiring candidates also swarmed Zanu-PF headquarters from all provinces complaining about disqualifications. Leadership is disturbed and dismayed by this development and wants immediate correction to this matter. As the Secretary for Administration, I hereby direct provinces to receive all the CVs of aspiring candidates, make comments and urgently forward them to Party headquarters for vetting. The final decision on who qualifies and who does not qualify will be made by the Party headquarters not district nor province.