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of the 13th National People's Conference
National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF)
December 10, 2012
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African National Union Patriotic Front held its 13th Annual National
People's Conference in Gweru, Midlands Province at the Gweru
Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5th-9th December 2012.
was officially opened by the President and First Secretary, Cde
R. G. Mugabe. Each District sent one delegate drawn from the Main
Wing or Women's League or Youth League. The rest of the delegates
were drawn the provincial leadership upwards as well as the Zanu-PF
Johannesburg District in South Africa.
received solidarity messages from ANC (South Africa), represented
by Cde Jeff Radebe, member of the National Executive Council, Chama
Cha Mapinduzi (Tanzania) was represented by its Secretary for External
Relations, Dr Rose Asha Migiro, Frelimo (Mozambique) was represented
by Cde Sergio Quantinho, member of the Central Committee. Politburo
Member, Cde Theodore Quarter represented MPLA (Angola) while Swapo
party (Namibia) was represented by Central Committee member, Cde
Hilma Nican as well as from local affiliate organisations.
the people's revolutionary party is committed to safeguarding,
defending, promoting, widening and deepening the ideals and values
of Zimbabwe's heroic liberation struggle for the benefit
of all Zimbabweans today and in posterity;
by the imperatives of Zimbabwe's current "Chimurenga
Moment" to indigenise the national economy, empower the
indigenous population and its communities, develop and grow the
economy to generate new wealth and income and to create employment
opportunities especially for the youth who make up the majority
of the economically active community;
- Noting that
and the Inclusive
Government, legally and constitutionally, ought to have come
to their end after the expiry of the two years reckoned from the
inception of the Inclusive Government ;
to defend Zimbabwe's national sovereignty to ensure peace
and the holding of free and fair elections in 2013;
opposed to the use of any form of political violence for electoral
or any other purpose whether physical or otherwise and whether
instigated or perpetrated by elements internally and externally
- Driven and
guided by the imperatives of national unity, national cohesion
and the wellbeing of all Zimbabweans;
to the promotion of regional and international solidarity among
- Aware of
the geopolitical intrigues, plots, manoeuvrings and regime-change
agendas of imperialist and neo-colonial forces to resolve their
crippling economic crises by seeking to recolonise developing
countries to exploit their natural resources under the guise of
economic market reforms, democracy, good governance and human
the party's Midlands Province, the Midlands Development
Association, consulting architects and engineers and their cooperating
partners for the construction of the magnificent Gweru Convention
and Exhibition Centre;
by the unrelenting covert machinations by Western imperialist
forces and their proxies;
therefore, Conference resolves;
(a) To confirm
the President and First Secretary, Cde R.G. Mugabe, as elected at
the last congress to be the party's Presidential candidate
in the harmonised elections to be held in 2013.
(b) To direct
all structures of the party to earnestly and immediately prepare
for a resounding victory in the forthcoming elections by adopting
a "Bhora Mugedhi"/ "Ibhola Egedhini" posture.
(c) That the
guidelines for the selection of party candidates for the conduct
of primary elections must provide for free and fair primary elections
in the spirit of the founding principles of Zanu-PF and to prohibit
the imposition of candidates .
every member of the party to be guided, instructed and bound by
the vision, direction, ideals, values and the imperative for unity
paying due regard to the enduring principle that we are our own
liberators under the banner; "Iwe neni tinebasa"/"Wena
(e) To urge
the party to revive and develop a cadreship policy that nurtures
a broad human resource base for deployment by the party and to introduce
structured compulsory ideological programmes.
(f) To call
upon the party to develop innovative, robust and relevant mobilisation
strategies to attract and maintain the support of women, youths,
people with disabilities including encouraging organisations and
associations for the young, professional and other special interest
groups to affiliate with it.
(g) To urge
the party to continue working towards the realisation of 50-50 gender
representation in all decision-making institutions.
(h) To urge
the party to make provisions for the adequate funding of all its
programmes, including the impending primary elections and harmonised
(i) To discourage
the use of money for personal political benefit.
(j) To urge
the party to utilise local talent and resources to identify projects
for income generation and employment creation for the benefit of
the party and the community.
the party to ensure that Government enforces the de-registration
of errant NGOs deviating from their mandate.
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