By Staff Reporter
ZANU PF has moved to centralise its communications by passing a resolution giving secretary for information Simon Khaya Moyo the sole responsibility to speak on behalf of the former liberation movement.
The ruling party recently established a functional structure made up of high profile figures to oversee its day-to-day operations and, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has now moved to guard against discordent messaging.
In resolutions made at the end of Zanu PF’s 17th annual conference, it was made clear that Khaya Moyo will now have sole responsibility to speak on the party’s behalf.
“That the party’s secretary for information and publicity will always be the party spokesperson,” one of the resolutions said.
Zanu PF is also following government’s decision to translate the national governance charter into different local languages after resolving to have its legal department do the same to the party’s constitution.
“Party legal department to translate the party constitution into indigenous languages and party members to learn from the party constitution,” another of the resolutions reads.
Zanu PF, like government has declared a “zero tolerance to corruption” despite apparent lack of political will to fight graft. The ruling party is also looking at possible investments to argument its income.
Government will also be ordered to establish a war museum as well as step up efforts to have remains of veterans of early resistance to colonialism repatriated back home.
“Government must establish a liberation war museum and promote production of literature to document liberation heritage.
“The party and Govt must lead processes to thank ancestral spirits for our independence There should be repatriation of body parts belonging to our first and second chimurenga heroes such as Chief Chingaira,” the resolutions added.