ZANU PF Mashonaland Central province has broken ranks with other party organs that have called for the raising of the presidential age limit. A Newsday Source said
We rejected that proposal. It does not help our situation that we want to show the world we want to open up the democratic space, yet the party turns around and seeks legal instruments to shut a section of the populace out of the same.
ZANU PF youth league leader Godfrey Tsenengamu wrote on Facebook
Political maturity has nothing to do with age. Personally, am against the amendment. I oppose it. It is not necessary.
However, provincial Chairperson Kazembe Kazembe said
The issue was brought up for discussion, but no resolution was made, because some were against the proposal, while others supported it. It came from our districts.
According to the Constitution of Zimbabwe, Section 91, a person qualifies for election as President or Vice-President if he or she is a Zimbabwean citizen by birth or descent, has attained the age of 40, is ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe, and is registered as a voter.
The ZANU PF Women’s League, Youth League and War Veterans have all supported the controversial move though Deputy Minister for Information and Broadcasting Services Energy Mutodi said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa does not support the position.
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Mashonaland Central Province is one of Zimbabwe's ten provinces. It covers the northern mainland of the country and it stretches into to the Zambezi valley and the Mozambican border in the north east. It is dominated by the Shona speaking locals. The capital of the... Read More About Mashonaland Central Province