ZANU-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson and Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi says some party members were already canvassing for top party positions and to stand as parliamentary candidates for the 2023 elections.
Ziyambi pointed out that this was causing division within the ruling party.
“The party policy does not allow such practice as it destabilises the work of sitting MPs and creates unnecessary divisions. The party issues directives at the relevant time on the conduct of any election,” Ziyambi said.
“We need to work as a team and ensure that we realise promises as contained in our 2018 manifesto as opposed to engaging in divisive campaigns when elections are still far way off,” he said.
Ziyambi added that some senior members, including those eyeing central committee, PCC and DCC posts, were using their financial muscle to get nominations.
“I will be writing to the individuals concerned in that regard. In the same vein, let us maintain the peace and camaraderie that we have shown in recent days in our DCC campaigns.
“Save for a few bad apples, the rest have largely heeded the call I made earlier on the need not to attack each other,” Ziyambi said. ■