The ruling ZANU PF Party has re-affirmed age 35 as the limit for youth membership.
This was revealed by the Party’s Acting National Spokesperson, Dr Mike Bimha, during the Press Brief of the Extra Ordinary Politburo session, held on Monday.
The New Dispensation has since its inception reiterated on the importance of the youth constituency with His Excellency the President and First Secretary of the Party Cde E. D Mnangagwa stressing that the youth were the future.
“The Politburo reiterated the position of the Party constitution on the youth league, that the limit for membership is 35 years. It was agreed that this provision must be respected unconditionally and that the composition of the youth league at any time must be 35 years and below.
“However to ensure growth of the national executive youth league who are now above 35 years it was resolved that these members will be retained and be redeployed as ex-official members of the Central committee,” Cde Bimha said.
ZANU PF Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Tendai Chirau appreciated the recognition given to the youth as he expressed his happiness.
“It is commendable, the fact that the Politburo recognises the ability of young people and the role of the young people in the party. One of the key aspects is to involve the young people in the political discourse in the country.
“So we are happy that there has been a deliberate call to ensure that young people are included, especially even after they have served they are even after they have served they are able to continue within rank and files of the Party so this a new dispensation and we do hope that many young people will appreciate this.
“So we want to thank the Politburo and the Leadership for accommodating young people and also for allowing continuity within the rank and file,” Cde Chirau said