Former Minister of Home Affairs and Zanu-PF’s secretary for Administration has said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reorganised and modernised the ruling party. Mpofu said that the party is following models from China and South Africa in which the party is supreme to the government and directs the operations of government. Speaking to the Sunday Mail, Mpofu said
If you look at the Communist Party of China, it is responsible for directing Government. Politburo members are full-time employees and they run the operations of Government through the minister…In our case, the President in his wisdom has assigned certain key department to run full-time. This is aimed to strengthen the operations of the party both organisationally and operationally.
…We will be working closely with institutions of development and ensure that they conform to agreed positions by the party; I am talking about Government institutions. As is always said, the party is supreme. The President of the country is the Supreme President of the party and in this case, our President Cde Mnangagwa is the President and First Secretary and he is the one who appoints Government on behalf of the party.
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