The ruling ZANU PF party has directed its members to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for them to be allowed to attend this year’s annual conference that will be held in Bindura, Mashonaland Central province in October.
In an internal correspondence leaked to NewZimbabwe.com on Monday, ZANU PF national secretary for health David Parirenyatwa instructed all provincial chairpersons to facilitate the inoculation of all eligible candidates for the annual event by August. He wrote:
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In view of the upcoming People’s Conference in October 2021 (in) Bindura, all party members who will be attending this conference will need to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 before they can attend the conference.
The Department of Health, Child Welfare and the Elderly will therefore be ensuring that such vaccinations are completed by the end of August 2021.
The order to get inoculated extends to members of the politburo, central committee, provincial and district coordinating committees and ZANU PF headquarters secretariat staff.
Besides party members, security aides, drivers, catering personnel, protocol officers and journalists covering the event also need proof of Covid-19 vaccination certificates to be allowed entry.