The ruling ZANU PF party has postponed this year’s first Central Committee meeting which was scheduled for this week amid coronavirus fears.
This was revealed by the party’s First Secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa while speaking at the Politburo meeting at the party headquarters in Harare on Wednesday morning. He said:
As you are aware, our party constitution obligates us to meet as the Central Committee at least three times a year, in Ordinary Session.
The practice is that our meetings are held at the end of every quarter. Hence, this Politburo meeting would ordinarily be followed by the Central Committee meeting.
However, due to the prevailing circumstances and the measures we have put in place to avert the spread of Covid-19, the scheduled meetings of the Central Committee stands postponed until further notice.
The Politburo meeting was held at the main hall instead of the usual boardroom to practice social distancing.