Zanu PF is set to elect an interim Bulawayo provincial chairperson following the death of national hero Cde Absolom Sikhosana last month, the party's national political commissar, Cde Victor Matemadanda has confirmed.
The interim provincial chairperson will be supervising the operations of District Co-ordinating Committees (DCCs), as the party intensifies the restructuring exercise ahead of this year's Annual National People's Conference in December.
Cde Sikhosana was declared a national hero and buried at the National Heroes Acre.
Cde Matemadanda said the replacement of Cde Sikhosana will be announced in two weeks.
"President Mnangagwa, who is the party's First Secretary, will appoint the right candidate to fill the gap," he said. "The process is being done in consultation with other Politburo members and Bulawayo Province to ensure the party appoints the right candidate, who will be monitoring the restructuring exercise in the province.
"We already have the names, but we cannot disclose them right now. Out of the names submitted, the Presidium will choose their preferred candidate, who will work on interim basis."
The party has already put in place DCC structures in Harare and Bulawayo, with the restructuring of the two metropolitan provinces already underway.