ZANU PF has agreed that only 5 303 party member will attend the 17th Annual National People’s Conference to be held in Esigodini in Matabeleland South. In the past, the number of delegates used to be far much higher than the one set for this year.
ZANU PF party commissar, Engelbert Rugeje confirmed that the number of delegates had been trimmed. This has been necessitated by logistical challenges such as shortage of food and transport. Rugeje revealed this while speaking during the Masvingo provincial inter-district conference. He said
The Politburo has agreed on the number of delegates who will attend this year’s conference in Esigodini and the figure is 5 303. The figure will remain like that, but it excludes additional people like those responsible for security, health etc.
We are very sorry that the number has been reduced compared to previous years, but it is something that was agreed on by the Politburo and we took into account previous problems like shortage of accommodation, food, transport and other challenges.