Zanu-PF Primary Elections which were supposed to be held on sartuday have been postponed, an official has revealed.
This follows an overwhelming responses emanating from the candidates who were ready to lock horns, contesting to represent the ruling party in the general elections.
The announcement was made by the party’s political commissar Mike Bimha saying another date will be announced on Monday.
“The party’s Primary Elections will nolonger be held tomorrow due to an overwhelming response by candidates vying to represent the party.
“The primary elections are now expected to be held on a date to be announced after the Politburo meets on Monday,” he said.
The party’s president Mnangagwa had set March 18 for Zanu PF primary elections as the revolutionary party gears for the forthcoming elections.
Mnangagwa had said the primary elections would be held next week with the party’s commissar department finalising the guidelines and rules.
Meanwhile, the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), led by Nelson Chamisa, recently revealed that it will not hold primary elections to select candidates for the forthcoming elections.
This followed calls for the opposition party to create structures, go for congress and unveil its constitution.
Opposition’s deputy spokesperson Felix Magalela Sibanda said the party will have a convergence at different levels, instead, to allow its members deciding who will represent them in the coming polls.
Mnangagwa gazetted the final delimitation report, three weeks ago, which demarcated constituency and ward boundaries in the 2023 harmonised elections expected to be conducted later this year.
Currently, ZEC is conducting a 10-day registration blitz to enable those intending to register as voters to obtain critical documents like birth certificates and national identity cards.