Zanu-PF on Thursday approved the new venue for the annual conference, Murape High School in Dema, Seke, with preparations for the rally in full swing.
The new location was chosen after state security officials condemned Mandedza High School, citing security threats posed by overhead power cables hanging over the school.
A delegation from the party’s national headquarters, led by administration director Dickson Dzora, met the pillars of the provincial party at the Murape school on Thursday, where they approved the new venue.
The delegation said, however, that it would scrutinize the area and await “further confirmation” from other departments.
Lawmaker Seke Munyaradzi Kashambe, whose constituency is hosting the conference, which will be attended by thousands of local and international delegates, yesterday confirmed the development.
“I confirm that the proposed new location was approved after senior Zanu-PF officials visited the area last week. The new location is now the Murape school and preparations have already started. The original location was Mandedza, but we all know it was doomed before we moved to Murape. We are honored as a constituency of Seke to host this event and we are looking to benefit from massive development, ”he said.
Last year, Zanu-PF National President Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said the government will ensure that any area hosting the indaba party is massively developed through borehole drilling, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure such as roads, among others.