The ZANU PF National Elections Directorate and Security Department will thoroughly scrutinise thousands of CVs submitted from across the country by aspiring parliamentarians and councillors, a party official has said.
Thousands of ZANU PF members submitted their CVs to take part in the upcoming primary elections and represent the party in general elections set for later this year.
The CVs were submitted for the Senate, House of Assembly, local authorities, women, and youth quotas.
ZANU PF Political Commissar Mike Bimha on Monday said prospective candidates have to wait until they get approval from the party before they start campaigning. The Herald quoted Bimha as saying:
Right now we cannot talk of successful candidates or unsuccessful candidates because what the provinces were simply doing was really to consider these CVs against the rules and regulations set out earlier, thereby making recommendations and also giving their remarks, therefore the next stage will be for these submissions to be interrogated by the National Elections Directorate.
The same submission will also come under scrutiny by our security department so that after the vetting process, we then move to the stage where the final approval will be given by the Politburo and which will mark the beginning of the campaigns of this internal process.
We discourage candidates to campaign now because they still have to wait for approval, they still have to wait for the processes to take place and then once they have been successful in the processes then they can start campaigning.
Aspiring candidates will be vying for 210 constituencies, 1 970 wards, 60 senatorial, 60 for women’s quota, and 10 for Youth quota.
Bimha said one province received more than 4 000 nomination papers and in some cases, 10 or more candidates are pursuing one position in the House of Assembly.
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