The Sunday News
THE ruling Zanu-PF Midlands Province will no longer be able to hold its Provincial Executive Committee meetings at the Zanu-PF Convention Centre after the Midlands Development Association headed by Cde Larry Mavima claimed that the venue has been fully booked for the next three months and was also undergoing renovations.
In a statement, acting chairman Cde Tapiwanashe Matangaidze warned the party will be forced to react if the development was a reactionary move, spurred by some baseless frustrations.
“Yes, we have received a note about the closure of the facility. I don’t think it’s worthwhile to debate the timing of the supposed closure of the centre, let alone the justification preferred.
“We sincerely hope it’s not a reactionary move, spurred by some baseless frustration. We have in the past held meetings at Senga Training Centre, so we will naturally revert there in the interim.
“Party programmes will continue and with vigour, for that.
“We hope all this hasn’t been motivated by negative emotions, if so, we look forward to reason prevailing soon.”
Cde Mavima has since written to Cde Matangaidze informing him of the position regarding the centre.
“Moyondizvo please be advised that the Conference Centre is fully booked for the month of February, March and April and is also undergoing repairs to the ablution facilities as there is no water going through the toilets. Please find an alternative place for party meetings,” reads a note written by Cde Mavima.
Cde Mavima confirmed the closure of the centre.
“The conference centre is under renovations. There is no water and we had not completed the construction. As for the Zanu-PF meetings, Midlands Development Association has absolutely nothing to do with that,” he said.
Cde Mavima is a former legislator for Zvishavane-Runde and was this month appointed board chairman of the National Railways of Zimbabwe.