Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party’s central committee member’s term of office has been extended to 2022.

The central committee, which stands as the party’s supreme decision body outside congress, ensured that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rose to the helm of the party, after they recalled former leader Robert Mugabe.

Out with the old and in with the new, the former party leader’s portrait was taken down from the helm and replaced by the new leader.

The man in charge did not waste time in reminding the party’s leadership of their responsibility.

Zanu-PF president Emmerson Mnangagwa says: “It was indeed disheartening, as party structures seemed helpless as the cabal pursued its sinister programs using platforms, structures and personnel of our party interface rallies.”

“Never again should central committee watch while indiscipline, personalisation and abuse of the party and its structures take root, this should never again happen.”

The President also gave grace period to those who have allegedly stolen from the public and state.

“We have given three months for those who have taken money out of this country to bring it back; I didn’t say that without knowledge. I have a list of those who took the money.”

Turning to the 2018 election Mnangangwa says the elections will continue.

“The harmonized general elections will be held in 2018 as scheduled. Government will do all in its powers to ensure that these elections are credible free and fair. These elections are nearer than what you expect.”

As the nation waits for the appointment of Mnagagwa’s two vice presidents, the Zanu-PF leader has assured that he will on Friday announce the leadership of the party’s women league, which was left vacant following the expulsion of the former first lady Grace Mugabe.

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