The Zanu-PF Central Committee is the party's principal organ of Congress and the second highest decision making body after the Politburo. The Central Committee meets for an ordinary session once every three months, or at any time in special or extraordinary sessions. It can amend the party constitution, subject to ratification by a congress.
On 19 November 2017, the Committee met at the party's headquarters in Harare to decide on the fate of the party's president and first secretary Robert Mugabe following the votes of no confidence by the 10 provinces.
Powers & Functions of the Zanu-PF Central Committee
Being the principal organ of the Zanu-PF Congress and acting on behalf of Congress when it's not in session, the Central Commitee has full plenary unfettered powers to:
- Amend the Constitution, if deemed necessary, subject to ratification by Congress
- Call for an extraordinary session of Zanu-PF Congress to be convened.
- Make rules, regulations and procedures to govern the conduct of the Party and its members
- Implement all policies, resolutions, directives, decisions and programmes enunciated by Congress;
- Give directions, supervise and superintend all the functions of the Central Government in relation to the programmes as enunciated by Congress,
- Set up Party organs, committees, institutions, commissions and enterprises in the name and on behalf of the Party
The Central Committee is made up of 300 members consisting of:
- Party's Presidium (currently Robert Mugabe and Phelekezela Mphoko)
- Secretary of the Women's League, (Currently Grace Mugabe)
- Secretary of Youth Affairs, (Currently Kudzai Chipanga)
- 10 members appointed by the President
- 20 Women's League representatives nominated by the organ
- 20 Youth League representatives nominated by the organ
- 94 slots allocated to provinces according to the results of the last election
- 100 slots allocated equally to all provinces
- 50 others as part of women's quota
The different organs and provinces forward their members to the Central Committee after holding elections.
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