Newly-appointed ZANU PF national political commissar Victor Matemadanda has vowed to return the party to the people.
Matemadanda replaced retired army officer, Engelbert Rugeje who remains a politburo member without portfolio.
The Deputy Minister for Defence and War Veterans Affairs and Gokwe Central MP said:
Any person can become a king in a political party. ZANU PF is a mass party and if people are not educated they will think that authority is vested in people they find in the structures.
Yet this is misleading; a party becomes a people’s party when people have complete ownership.
Our immediate task is to take the party from individual ownership to the people using the philosophy of democratic centralism where everyone is equally important.
Decisions in the party should be done from the bottom-up, going through the structures and also from the top to the bottom using the same channel. That enables us to involve everyone in the decision-making process.
Matemadanda added that ZANU PF should push the people’s project to make it popular. He said that decisions should include people on the bottom rung of the ladder.