Harare- Barely five months into his first elected Presidential term Emmerson Mnangagwa has already been endorsed as candidate for the 2023 plebiscite.
The ruling Zanu PF is holding its annual conference this week and provincial structures have resolved that Mnangagwa be the party’s sole candidate for the next election.
This was confirmed by Zanu PF national spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo after a politburo meeting held in Harare Tuesday.
“The National political commissar Lieutenant General Retired Engelbert Rugeje gave a report on recently held provincial inter-district meetings coming up with resolutions to be presented to the conference,”
“What was cutting across in all the inter-district meetings was unanimous endorsement of President Mnangagwa as the party’s 2023 presidential candidate, this was common in all inter district meetings recently held across the country.” Khaya Moyo told reporters.
The politburo meeting Khaya Moyo said was aimed at “building a consensus on topical issues to be reported to the central committee”
“Politburo committee member Advocate Jacob Mudenda, on behalf of the secretary of legal affairs, presented the draft central committee report page by page covering an array and analysis on all party activities sector by sector including the political, economic and social matters.”
Some 6,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference. Zanu PF has been embroiled in a factional fights and the endorsement of Mnangagwa is seen as a way of decimating any ambitions by Mnangagwa’s foes.
President Mnangagwa is expected to address the conference on Friday.