Covid-19 has forced Zimbabwe’s ruling party to postpone its Central Committee meeting scheduled for this week to a later date.
Zanu-PF First Secretary as well as the Southern African country’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa told a Politburo meeting in Harare on Wednesday that measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus informed the decision.
“As you aware, our party constitution obligates us to meet as the Central Committee at least three times a year, in Ordinary Session. The practice is that our meetings are held at the end of every quarter.
“Hence, this Politburo meeting would ordinarily be followed by the Central Committee meeting. However, due to the prevailing circumstances and the measures we have put in place to avert the spread of Covid-19, the scheduled meetings of the Central Committee stands postponed until further notice,” he said.
The Politburo meeting was held at the main hall instead of the usual boardroom to practice social distancing.
“As the party leadership we must lead by example by continuing to practice social distancing, it is in that spirit that we are holding this meeting in this hall as opposed to our usual venue,” added President Mnangagwa.