OWEN MATAVA in Kwekwe
Zanu PF Kwekwe District has set Saturday September 19 as the deadline for submission of prospective candidates CVs and application forms for party cadres interested to contest in the forthcoming DCC elections whose dates will be advise later on, midlands news can report.
Addressing an Inter District meeting at the party’s District headquarters in Kwekwe Sunday, head of Kwekwe District administration and party provincial spokesperson, Cornelius Mpereri announced the latest developments urging the party supporters to observe the party’s protocol, constitution and DCC election set guidelines and rules.
”We have gathered today to inform and educate each other on what is expected of us as party membership during the forthcoming DCC elections. These election rules and guidelines i’m about to announce are not mine, but those that have been set by the department of Commissariat and we out to abide by them”, said Mpereri.
According to the set rules and guidelines, those who will be eligible to contest, should have served the party at district level for at least five years and one should be a fully subscribed member.
Mpereri said the prospective candidates, should have no pending party related cases and any individual is only allowed to apply for one post.
He added that those holding posts at provincial level and or higher level, are required to resign first before being allowed to submit their election application forms and CVs.
”I have been tasked to inform you that there should be no vote buying as this will lead to disqualification. Voting will be by secret ballot.
”’Voting should be organised so that there should be not more than 50 people voting at a polling station to comply with Covid 19 regulations.
”Polling shall take place on the same day throughout all the districts on a date to be advised in due course”, said Mpereri.
He added that only district executives of all wings in a particular administrative district will be eligible to vote.
Mpereri further reiterated that all district centres shall be polling stations unless advised otherwise.
However, today’s Zanu PF inter district meeting has all but confirmed Vongaisge Mpereri is the front runner for the Kwekwe DCC chairmanship following reports that Zhombe party stalwart Moses Thandika is likely to run for the Vice Chairman’ post.
Highly placed party sources told midlandsnews that Mpereri was a few days away from being elected as Kwekwe DCC chairman uncontested.