ZANU-PF Midlands province has appointed a seven-member taskforce that will move around the province looking into the causes of rampant factionalism.
The decision was made during the first Midlands provincial coordinating committee meeting held at the weekend following the appointment of Cde Joram Gumbo as the acting provincial chairperson.
Provincial spokesperson Cde Cornelius Mupereri said the holding of the PCC meeting was a move in the right direction towards returning to normalcy in the Midlands.
Members of two factions that were holding parallel meetings before the Politburo dispatched national commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere to deal with factionalism in the province recently, attended the weekend’s PCC.
“We had a PCC over the weekend, the first after the intervention of the Politburo. All provincial members were present as we work for the greater good of the party,” said Cde Mupereri.
Cde Mupereri said the seven member taskforce was headed by Cde Gumbo who was going to be deputised by Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa.
“So the taskforce is made up of seven members from the central committee.
“They’re going to look into the root causes of the problem we’ve been experiencing as a province,” he said.
Cde Mupereri said the taskforce was going to visit all the eight districts in the province to interview party members. ‘‘After their findings, they’ll report back to the Politburo,” he said.
Cde Tapiwa Matangaidze, who had been acting as the provincial chairperson, reverted to his position as provincial secretary for administration, while Cde Daniel Mackenzie Ncube remained as the deputy provincial chairperson.
Before Cde Kasukuwere’s visit, Cde Matangaidze was acting chairman.