CONSTITUTION

UCAD

The Green Party Of Zimbabwe

UNITED CRUSADE FOR ACHIEVING DEMOCRACY

THE PARTY CONSTITUTION

THE CONSTITUTION FOR UNITED CRUSADE FOR ACHIEVING DEMOCRACY (ALSO KNOWN AS UCAD) GREEN PARTY- A ZIMBABWEAN POLITICAL PARTY.

 

PREAMBLE

 

WHEREAS ON 01 AUGUST 2014, a new opposition political party called UNITED CRUSADE FOR ACHIEVING DEMOCRACY (Also known as UCAD) Green Party is formally formed by the people of Zimbabwe from all walks of life. UCAD Green is the Green Party for Zimbabwe, having been initiated in January 2007 but could not be formally launched.

 

AND

 

WHEREAS, it was agreed in January 2007 to form a new opposition political party to augment the existing opposition political parties in the country.

 

AND

 

WHEREAS on 29 May 2007 while in the process of forming up this formidable, democratic and new opposition party to oppose the ruling ZANU PF party; seven of its top interim leaders who are Albert Mugove Matapo, the party President, Nyasha Zivuku, Once more Mudzurahona, Patson Mupfure, Emmanuel Marara, Shingirai Webester Mutemachani and Rangarirai Mazivofa were all abducted by people wearing plain clothes who did not identify themselves. After days of severe torture, the seven were then taken to Harare Central Police Station Law and Order section where they were further interrogated before finally being taken to Harare Magistrate court where they were all put on Treason charges. They were alleged to have been plotting a coup d` Tat in place of forming a political party. The process of forming a new political party is what was deliberately misinterpreted to be a process of plotting a Coup d` Tat. This was merely a way of silencing us and ensuring that this formidable opposition political party would die a premature death. Several other people who were suspected to have been associated with the new political front and/or the seven leaders were also abducted and severely tortured. UCAD does not yet have details of what happened to most of them. The six out of seven leaders who were thrown into prison in 2007 were released in 2011. however the UCAD Green party leader Albert Mugove Matapo was only released on 1 March 2014 after being kept in prison for seven years.

 

AND WHEREAS,

 

the people of Zimbabwe from all walks of life who agreed to form UCAD Green party noted the failure and inability of the ruling ZANU PF Government to govern Zimbabwe justly, democratically, transparently, honestly, equitably, fairly, without segregation, without tribal divisions etc. We noted that the ZANU PF government had totally failed to eradicate the rampant corruption at all levels of the society, to eradicate poverty, to conduct free, regular and fair elections without rigging, that the ZANU PF government is made up of egocentric leaders who have and who continue to amass wealth at the expense of the nation, a ZANU PF party that has proved to be a racial regime, one that allocates the few remaining national resources on partisan grounds. The ZANU PF party that has totally failed to address the economic challenges facing the nation. We are quite aware that ZANU PF party is very good at misrepresenting facts to the whole world, promoting the looting of

resources, putting together mechanisms to rig national elections, persecute citizens, disregard the rule of law, putting blame on others particularly the West for their own failures, in the process destroying the economy etc. On the other hand, we noted that Zimbabwe as a nation was above all political organisations and their leaders hence all people were expected to ensure that the interests of the nation were more important than individual or party interests..

 

UCAD Green Party feels that Zimbabweans deserve better deals than those at hand. We noted that the major existing opposition parties that most Zimbabweans pin their hopes on in order to be taken from Egypt to Canaan, albeit initially democratic, had lost the ability and the will power to fulfil their promises. The existing so called Progressive and Democratic opposition political parties in Zimbabwe have since lost the ability to change the status quo or to continue offering any meaningful opposition to the ruling ZANU PF party. The Progressive opposition parties that are currently in the playing field have a very limited capacity to see in the future and this has been a serious setback to the majority who are longing for nothing other than total change. Those leading these opposition parties have somewhat proved to be incapable and inept to outwit ZANU PF and its dirty tactics. Most of the opposition leaders have since chosen to work and dine with ZANU PF secretly. They have literally become ZANU PF in the making. The top leadership of these opposition parties have been heavily infiltrated by the State Security Agents and ZANU PF operatives. Furthermore, the opposition leaders have proved to have joined the bandwagon of accepting bribes and of corrupt practices, all at the expense of the nation. The nation, over the years, received so many assurances before every other election from top opposition leaders that they knew all the ZANU PF rigging tactics, but just soon after election, the same top leaders would cry foul. Zanu PF`s rigging machinery is so sophisticated that if careful planning is not put in place then Zimbabwe will remain under dictatorship for many more years to come. Zanu PF is following examples of Myanmar(Burma), Cuba, North Korea, etc. We are aware that the nation no longer has faith in these leaders. Some top leaders chose to get into marriage unions with children of ZANU PF’s Central Committee members and in the process creating a conflict of interests. There is no secret that any reasonable person may share with people who have such linkages with Zanu PF like that. The opposition won in both 2008 and 2013 but failed to both claim victory and wrestle power from these ruling ZANU PF Party thieves, murderers, liars, etc. The opposition leaders proved that they had eyes to see but were not able to see, had ears to hear but could not hear. Those opposition leaders who enjoyed the popular support, comfort of the Government of National Unity (GNU,) still enjoy the benefits and have no reason to worry hence have indeed failed to turn the popular people support into People Power. They have virtually taken a position of quiet diplomacy. It appears as if everything is normal in Zimbabwe and yet so many human rights abuses are taking place throughout the country. This is because the opposition top leadership has tasted both power and looting as they were taught by ZANU PF over the years, hence have now become pro-ZANU PF in the making and they like ZANU PF. there are also other small opposition parties who are ZANU PF projects themselves as they are being secretly funded by Mugabe. Some so called Independent Newspapers have also been silenced by ZANU PF. They have become as polarised and biased as the state papers. They only report news from selected corners and in a tone that only favours those they wish to promote. They do not call a spade a spade. Genuine news is left out in the process. UCAD Green party is aware of all this and hopes to work to bring back all the lost hopes. We are fully aware that some leaders are very good at misleading the nation while at the same time fail to bring anything on the table. UCAD Green leaders were abducted, thrown into Chikurubi Maximum Prison for seven years without trial, abused while in prison by being tortured, being denied access to food, denied medication, being intimidated day in day out, being regarded as high risk prisoners so were being kept under very tough conditions until they got released by God`s grace. The UCAD Green leaders’ families were persecuted in all forms, had their properties expropriated by both the State Agents and also by the State. Several lies have been fashioned by the State media against UCAD Green and its leadership, all in an effort to silence it. Against all odds, UCAD Green has chosen to proceed with democratic political activities as enshrined in the Constitution of Zimbabwe. UCAD Green leaders have thus got into the political playing field. They have moved from the political terraces in which some of them were for many past years, right into the political playing field-so the political match can be played. UCAD Green party has noted all the problems that the nation is experiencing hence we promise to address all of them within a reasonable timeframe once voted into power in the next elections.

 

UCAD Green wishes to advise the people of this nation that some people or top opposition leaders whom the nation used to bank on have since shifted goals to making politics a money making venture. We should all move with time if we are to stop ZANU PF from continuing to run this nation down. Everyone has to open up their eyes if we are to defeat Zanu PF. UCAD Green appreciates all efforts that have been done by all those who were and who are still committed to the struggle. We also acknowledge, remember and respect those who died for the struggle. UCAD Green does not respect Zanu PF heroes who are not National heroes. National Heroes can only be chosen by a national body and not a Zanu PF committee.

 

AND WHEREAS

 

UCAD Green is a broad-based political party with leaders who are well seasoned, highly educated and experienced, knowledgeable, willing to save the nation, who are democratic and who promise to do everything through democratic means. We are dedicated to the promotion and advancement of human rights and to setting up of a government based on the principles of freedom and good governance. Our democratic principles shall be aimed at ensuring that there is balance between the people and nature, all people inspite of race, creed, political affiliation, sexual orientation, religion, etc

 

AND WHEREAS;

 

Leaders for the UCAD Green Party are willing to learn and are open to criticism. UCAD Green leaders are aware of all Zanu PF dirty tactics and as such constitutional ways and means to dislodge Zanu PF have been designed.

 

NOW THEREFORE

 

United Crusade for Achieving Democracy (UCAD) Green party adopts the following constitution:

 

ARTICLE 1

 

NAME, SYMBOL AND HEADQUARTERS OF THE PARTY

 

1.1 The name of the political party shall be United Crusade for Achieving Democracy (hereinafter referred to as “UCAD” Green Party or where appropriate “The Party or Party”) The name UCAD Green is derived from a historical background in which during the 2nd World War, democratic and civilised countries came together to form a crusade against the heartless Adolf Hitler of German. We are now facing today’s Adolf Hitler who is Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

 

1.2 The Party’s symbol is a hand up with two fingers open while the other three are folded to support the two fingers, with a blue outside border surrounding the hand. There are three other round borders inside the blue outside one. These three inside borders being black as second, white then green. The blue colour represents water. Water is life. No one can survive without water. UCAD Green is like water. If you need to survive you need to join UCAD as it is the basis of life. The blue colour is also a symbol for peace. The black represents black people. UCAD honours black people. The white colour represents white people. UCAD honours white people. While the circles may be different in size that does not necessarily mean that any race is more or less superior than the other. UCAD Green Party regards both White and Black races to be the same. Under UCAD Green rule, everyone shall be the same in Zimbabwe. The Green colour represents all the natural resources in Zimbabwe. It also signifies that UCAD Green is a peaceful party which shall work extremely hard to ensure that all people are safe. UCAD Green will also ensure that the natural environment has been preserved as much as it is possible. This does not have red colour at all as red colour is usually construed to mean blood. UCAD Green party does not wish to see anyone’s blood shed as a result of deliberate actions of the party and its leaders. We are a peaceful political party which aims to get into power strictly through democratic means. We are not a militant group. Why would we let the people we so love, we are fighting for and we wish to represent die as a result of our actions? Within the white border is inscribed the words ‘’UCAD GREEN IMVURA-NGAAMANSI-IS WATER.’’ The words are inscribed in black colour. The two raised fingers are a sign of peace. When making a slogan we raise both hands so that it be different from the other parties using a similar symbol.

 

1.3 The Party logo is a blue circle followed by a black, then white and then green circles. Inside the white circle is again inscribed the words ‘’UCAD GREEN IMVURA-NGAAMANSI-IS WATER’’ in black colour. Inside the circle is the picture of Victoria Falls but surrounded by five red stars. The red colour on the stars is in honour of our beautiful women. Victoria Falls represents a mass of water in action. UCAD Green is not going to leave any stone unturned as we will carry out all actions politically and democratically until the people of Zimbabwe are no longer under bondage of Zanu PF. The Zimbabwe bird shall be fused right at the centre of the Victoria Falls picture. The stars are five meaning Zimbabwe under UCAD Green shall be divided into five states. These States shall be Northern State on the North, Western State on the West, Southern State on the South, Eastern State on the East and finally Central State right at the Centre of the nation. A new, modern, huge and very beautiful city to be the country’s new capital shall be built right at the centre of the country, somewhere between Kwekwe and Mhondoro. Huge motorways shall be built joining or linking the new capital city to each of the six major border gates which are Beitbridge Border-into South Africa, Plumtree Border-into Botswana, Kazungula Border-into Botswana and also into Namibia, Nyamapanda border-into Mozambique then to Malawi, Chirundu Border into-Zambia and Forbes Border-into Mozambique through the city of Mutare. This is a priority to UCAD Green. Once it gets into power. More details about this and other important issues are in the Party’s policies. Zimbabwe shall be called New Zimbabwe. Each State shall have its own State government which will report to the Central government at the centre or in Central State. The Zimbabwe bird signifies the history of the people of Zimbabwe. It will also represent the Great Zimbabwe Monument. That is important as UCAD Green honours traditional values.

 

1.4 The Party’s flag. This is rectangular in shape whose length is one and two thirds its width. For example if the flag’s width was 6m then its length would be (5x6/3) =10m. It is multi-coloured with two opposite corners with diagonals, four stripes of blue, black, white and green colours. The corners with these stripes being the top right hand corner and the bottom left hand corner. The whole flag has a predominantly white background. The Zimbabwe bird is both black and white in colour and is situated on the top left corner. Victoria Falls is also in black and white right plus blue colours at the bottom right hand corner of the flag. The five red stars are scattered at the centre (on a white background) so that when joined the letter “W’’ is produced. The letter ‘’W’’represents the word Water. The party symbol is written in its original colours being situated right at the centre of the flag. Some stars may be sitting on the Party symbol. The phrase UCAD GREEN is written in white on the black and on various black bands on the flag.

1.5 The Party’s Headquarters is still to be acquired. At the moment, the party operates from stand number 2873 Wadyegora Crescent, Ruwa, Harare, Zimbabwe. Proper offices shall be obtained in due course. The party is free to open other smaller offices throughout the country. The Party may as well have its Headquarters or sub offices outside Zimbabwe should that be the best.

 

ARTICLE 2

LEGAL STATUS

 

2.1 UCAD Green shall be a corporate body with perpetual succession capable of suing and being sued and acquiring and disposing of property in its own name.

 

2.2 UCAD Green shall have the power to do everything necessary or conducive to the furtherance of its aims, values and objectives.

 

2.3 UCAD Green shall have the power to make investments, to borrow, to receive cash or kind, as a grant, donation or any other from any organisation or person.

 

ARTICLE 3

 

AIMS, VALUES AND OBJECTIVES

 

3.1 UCAD Green shall be a Green Party whose core values shall be justice, equality, liberty, freedom, transparency, humble obedience and accountable leadership that respects the will of the people. The Party`s overall Ideology is a fusion of Ecologism and liberalism. We believe that men should enjoy life while on earth and hence the state is there to ensure that all people are happy. The other principal duty of the state is to make sure no one`s freedom infringes on the other. All people are equal in the eyes of UCAD Green.

 

3.2 UCAD Green shall pursue social liberation policies aimed at ensuring that Zimbabwe is developed and the quality of life for its citizens improved regardless of race, tribe, creed, social status, political affiliation or beliefs, ethnicity, historical origin, sexual orientation etc. Zimbabweans shall enjoy directly or indirectly income from the proceeds of natural resources.

 

3.3 UCAD Green shall seek the mandate of the people of Zimbabwe to govern the country and work to achieve;

 

  1. A dynamic economy built on the principles of a mixed market economy with a strong social conscience.

 

  1. An open democracy in which national government is accountable to the people through the devolution of power and decision-making to the provinces and local institutions and structures.

 

  1. A just society in which all the people including the weak and the poor are assured of a decent standard of living and equitable social services such as health and education. New Zimbabwe shall be one good example of a welfare state.

 

  1. A fair and equitable distribution of the nation’s resources including mineral wealth and land. The land in Zimbabwe belongs to Zimbabweans. UCAD Green party will never claim to be giving land to the people as it is and has always been theirs. However, if elected into power, UCAD Green will ensure that all those people in need of land have secured it. No one will be segregated due to any reason. Land is a birthright for all the Zimbabweans. What UCAD Green will simply do is to facilitate its distribution. We acknowledge that all people came to Zimbabwe. Some people however came earlier than others, but that does not make anyone more special than another. All Zimbabweans shall live as brothers and sisters irregardless of differences in race, tribe, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

 

  1. All citizens who want or are in need of land will get it in a legal, transparent and accountable manner. Those who are happy with the land they are holding onto shall be allowed to stay provided they were previously allocated in a legal, fair, transparent manner which had no violation of other people’s rights in accordance with acceptable standards. The land has to fall within acceptable sizes. An all inclusive commission shall be set up to determine what shall be the acceptable standards. The commission is to be made up of all stakeholders. Multiple ownership of farms will be prohibited. Allocation of land as well as what to produce and levels of production will largely be decided by professionals so that the nation may not end up losing out economically as is the case under the current Zanu PF regime.

 

  1. Respect for the individual through provision and protection of fundamental human rights. No one’s rights shall be arbitrarily violated. Where such occurs by mistake appropriate measures to retribute and compensate the affected person shall be undertaken.

 

  1. A sustainable environmental and natural resources policy in which the environment is sought to be protected and held in trust for future generations. The country shall be divided into five States, thus into four physically equal quarters to make up four States. The fifth one shall be circular and shall be at the centre of the other four States. Each of the four States shall have a side that would be bordering the central State. The fifth State shall accommodate a new capital city to be built over a period of ten years. The new capital shall be a huge, posh, modern and well planned city. The New Capital City shall be linked by huge motorways to each of the four major border gates. Modern City planners shall be engaged in the designing of this city. Investors shall be lured to come forward and build the city under the Build, Operate and Transfer arrangements (BOT). The New Capital City will be named by the people by way of a referendum.

 

  1. The eradication of all forms of corruption. The imbalances that exist today shall be corrected. Today, the country’s resources are in the hands of Zanu PF elite including Zimbabwe’s so called Kings, Queens and their Nobles. Corrections of such shall be a priority. Those responsible for barbaric actions and human rights violations shall be made to account for their actions. We shall put solid mechanisms to stop corruption and all uncivilised acts.

 

  1. The eradication of all forms of discrimination including discrimination on the basis of gender, race, tribe, place of origin, sexual orientation, social status, political affiliation or belief and religion.

 

  1. Respect for and recognition of cultural diversity within a united society built on the principles of national integration and eradication of negative cultural practices. However, we will not include Satanism as a form of cultural diversity as it has an effect of affecting other people in life in general. Any culture, custom or practice which has an effect on other people shall be prohibited in New Zimbabwe. We will respect the Supremacy of God/Musiki/Allah/Mkulumkulu or whatever other names he is known by or as.

 

ARTICLE 4

 

4.0 ORGANS OF THE PARTY

 

4.1 The Party shall have the following organs;

 

  • The Top Crusaders Congress (The Congress) which shall include the Party Founders
  • Committee. Crucial issues shall have to be sanctioned by the Founders Organ.
  • The National Crusaders Conference (The National Conference)
  • The National Crusaders Council (The National Council)
  • The Senior National Crusaders Council (The Guardians Council)
  • The National Female Crusaders Assembly (Women’s Assembly)
  • The National Young Crusaders Assembly (The National Assembly of Youths)
  • The Provincial Crusaders Assembly (The Provincial Assembly)
  • The District Crusaders Assembly (The District Assembly)
  • The Ward Crusaders Assembly (The Ward Assembly)
  • The Branch Crusaders Assembly (The Branch Assembly)

 

4.1 The Top Crusaders Congress

 

The Congress shall be the Supreme Organ of the Party and shall be composed of the following;

 

a)All Party Founder Members.

b)All members of the National Crusaders Council.

c)All members of the National Executive of Female Crusaders.

d)All members of the National Executive of Young Crusaders.

e)Top 20 members of National Students Representative Council who should also be active members of the Party.

f)All members of the Provincial Crusaders Executive Committees.

g)The Chairperson, Secretary, Organising Secretary and Treasurer from each District Crusaders Executive Committee.

h)The Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Organising Secretary at Provincial and District levels of the National Crusaders Assemblies of both Female and Young Crusaders.

i)The Chairperson of each Ward Crusaders Executive Committee.

j)All party elected members of the House of Assembly, Mayors and Chairpersons of Local Authorities.

 

4.1.2 The Top Crusaders Congress shall meet once every five years, provided that an Extra Ordinary Top Crusaders Congress may be convened at any time in accordance with the provisions of this constitution.

 

4.1.3 The Functions and Powers of Congress shall be;

 

a)To formulate the policies and principles of the party.

b)To supervise the implementation of policies, principles and programmes of the party.

c)Subject to this Constitution, to elect members of the National Crusaders Council.

d)To approve the audited financial statements of the party and appoint or reappoint auditors.

e)To repeal or amend the Constitution.

f)To review, modify, alter or rescind any decision taken by any organ or official of the party.

g)To condone any reasonable non-compliance with the time limits provided for in the Constitution.

h)To dissolve the Party in terms of this Constitution.

 

4.1.4 A notice convening the Top Crusaders Congress shall be sent to all Provinces and Districts by the Secretary General on the Direction of the National Council at least one (1) month before the date of the Congress.

 

4.1.5 In addition, the notice convening the Congress shall be published once in at least one Newspaper of national circulation.

 

4.1.6 An Extra Ordinary Top Crusaders Meeting may be called;

 

a)By a simple majority vote of the Crusaders National Council or two thirds of the National Executive which vote shall be conducted by secret ballot.

b)Upon a written request received from one –third of the members who are entitled to attend the Top Crusaders Congress and is submitted to the Secretary General; or

c)Upon the written request received from at least two-thirds of the Provincial Council submitted to the Secretary General.

 

•A notice convening an Extra Ordinary Top Crusaders Congress shall be sent to all members entitled to attend and to each branch by the National Crusaders Council at least one month before the date of the meeting.

•The quorum of the Congress shall be two-thirds of the members entitled to attend, provided that if one hour after the stipulated time for commencement a quorum is reached, the meeting will proceed subject to decision thereat being approved by an Extra Ordinary Crusaders Congress called by the National Crusaders Council within six months of the date of the inquorate Congress.

•The interim Provincial Executive Crusaders Committees shall have the power to call the Party’s inaugural Top Crusaders Congress.

 

4.2 NATIONAL CRUSADERS CONFERENCE

 

•There shall be a National Crusaders Conference to be held annually between Congress, save in the year that a congress is held.

•The National Crusaders Conference shall be composed of ;

 

a)National Crusaders Council.

b)All members of the Provincial Crusaders Executive Committees.

c)All members of the National Executive for Female Crusaders.

d)All members of the National Executive for Young Crusaders.

e)The Party’s House of Assembly members, its Mayors and Chairpersons of local authorities.

f)All members of the Senior Crusaders.

 

Functions of the National Crusaders Conference shall be to;

 

a)Review, debate and adopt all party policies.

b)Receive reports by Party secretaries on national party policies.

c)Review progress of party programmes between Congresses.

d)Do all things necessary for the furtherance of party objectives.

 

4.3 NATIONAL CRUSADERS COUNCIL

 

4.3.1 The National Crusaders Council shall be the Party’s main policy implementing organ and shall have the authority to lead the organization and execute the aims and objectives of the Party.

 

4.3.2 The Powers of the National Crusaders Council

 

•Without prejudice to the generality of its powers, the National Council shall;

 

a)Implement the decisions and resolutions of the Congress.

b)Issue and send directives and instructions to and receive reports from the National Crusaders Executive.

c)Supervise and direct the work of the Party and all its organs.

d)Oversee the work of the Women’s Assembly and the Youth Assembly.

e)Be the custodian of all the national and international property and assets of the Party.

f)Receive reports, supervise the work of and delegate such functions to the National Crusaders Executive Committee as it considers necessary.

g)Issue documents and other policy directives as and when it deems fit. In the event that there is a dispute on a fundamental question or matter of principle or ideology within the Party leadership, the National Crusaders Council may cause a ballot of all Provincial Crusaders Assemblies to determine the dispute.

h)Confer such honours as it may deem appropriate.

i)Where necessary, to suspend or dissolve any organ of the Party and to call and conduct new elections of that organ within three months from the date of any such dissolution, provided that a suspension shall not last for more than six months.

j)Rectify or reverse any decisions of the National Crusaders Executive.

k)To elect, reappoint and reassign Party Secretaries who make up the National Crusaders Executive Committee as defined below. This however excludes those that are directly elected at Congress.

l)To fill any vacancy, by way of an election in the National Crusaders Council caused through resignation, death or any other cause, provided that such vacancy is in respect of elected Provincial Representatives to the Executive as defined below.

m)To monitor and evaluate the performance and execution of duties of all members of the National Crusaders Executive and remove and reassign functions of members of the National Crusaders Executive provided that a unanimous decision made by a secret ballot of the National Crusaders Council is required when it comes to the removal or reassignment of the President, Deputy President, National Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary General, Organising Secretary and Treasurer General.

 

•In the event of any dispute in respect of the interpretation of this Constitution and in the event of serious dispute or deadlock in the National Crusaders Council over matters of procedure, then the matter shall be referred to Arbitration before the Appeals Tribunal set out as below.

 

•In the event of a dispute on fundamental questions of substance, matters of principle or ideology within the National Crusaders Council then the same shall cause a ballot of all Provincial Assemblies to determine the dispute.

 

•All decisions taken by the National Crusaders Council on routine Party business shall be by a simple majority and in the event of an equality of votes the motion shall be lost.

 

•All decisions taken by the National Crusaders Council on strategic Party business shall be by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present in a meeting or by a proxy.

 

•The National Crusaders Council shall meet at least twice a year and as and when required and half plus one of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

•An emergency National Crusaders Council meeting may be convened on the basis of a petition signed by at least a third of the membership of the National Crusaders Council provided that at all material times the Secretary General and the President shall have the right at any time of convening a meeting of the National Crusaders Council .

 

4.3.3 COMPOSITION OF THE NATIONAL CRUSADERS COUNCIL

The National Crusaders Council shall be composed as follows:

 

a)All members of the National Crusaders Standing Committee.

b)All members of the National Crusaders Executive Committee.

c)The Management Committee of the Female Crusaders (Assembly of Women).

d)The Management Committee of the Young Crusaders (Assembly of Youths)

e)Chairperson and Secretary of the Senior Crusaders (Guardians Council).

f)Chairperson, Secretary, Organising Secretary, Treasurer and Secretary for Information and Publicity of every province.

g)Elected Female Representative of every province elected as a part of the National Crusaders Executive Council.

h)Three Members of Parliament elected by Members of Parliament themselves in a special caucus meeting.

i)The Chairperson and Secretary at Provincial level of the Assembly of Female Crusaders and Young Crusaders.

 

4.4 THE NATIONAL CRUSADERS STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE PARTY (OFFICE BEARERS)

The National Crusaders Standing Committee shall compose of the;

 

•The President, the Deputy President, the National Chairperson, the Deputy National Chairperson, the Secretary General, the Deputy Treasurer General, the Organising Secretary , the Deputy Organising Secretary, the Secretary for Information and Publicity who shall each be elected by Congress from nominations made by the Provinces.

 

•After the election of the office-bearers as referred to above, the Provincial Congress delegates from each Province shall elect a Provincial representative who shall sit in both the National Crusaders Council and the National Crusaders Executive, provided that if the representative so elected is an Office bearer in the Province, he or she shall cease to hold any such office in the Province following this election.

 

•After electing the Office bearers and representatives referred to above, each Province shall elect the Female representatives to the National Crusaders Council referred to above under Article (g) provided that if the representative so elected is an Office bearer in the Province following the election.

 

•Thereafter Congress shall elect twelve other Committee Members who shall be elected as below;

 

a)Six Female Committee members who shall be elected from nominations submitted from Provinces with the candidates receiving the highest number of votes being thus elected. The members elected in terms of this provision shall also sit in the National Crusaders Executive Committee.

 

b)Six other Committee Members who shall be elected from nominations submitted from Provinces with the candidate receiving the highest number of votes being so elected. The member elected in terms of this provision shall also sit in the Executive.

 

•At its first meeting after Congress which shall be held within one month from the date of Congress, the National Crusaders Council guided by the recommendations of the National Crusaders Standing Committee shall elect the Party Secretaries from amongst those members of the National Crusaders Council.

 

•At the first meeting after Congress, the National Crusaders Council on the recommendation of the National Crusaders Committee shall also co-opt not more than ten persons from the Party’s General Membership who shall sit in both the National Crusaders Executive Committee and the National Crusaders Council, provided that the members to be so co-opted shall be such that gender parity is as much as possible achieved in the composition of the National Crusaders Executive Committee.

 

•The National Crusaders Council shall have the power of appointing any member of the National Crusaders Executive Committee to any secretariat or policy position not specifically created in terms of the Constitution. Further, the National Crusaders Council shall have the power of appointing any deputy to any position or office where such does not exist and shall at any time create and fill any new Party Secretary position.

 

4.5 THE NATIONAL CRUSADERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL CRUSADERS

COUNCIL.

 

4.5.1 There shall be a National Crusaders Executive Committee of the National Crusaders Council which shall exercise all the functions of the National Crusaders Council in between meetings provided that the National Crusaders Executive Committee shall have no power to make any decision in conflict with a standing decision of the National Crusaders Council.

 

•The National Crusaders Executive Committee shall be composed as follows;

 

 

a)All members of the National Crusaders Standing Committee.

b)The 12 Provincial Representatives elected by the Provincial Congress delegates from each Province.

c)The 12 members elected directly at Congress by Congress.

d)The ten members co-opted by National Crusaders Council at first meeting after Congress.

e)The Secretaries to the Assembly of Females and Young Crusaders.

 

 

 

•The following Office bearers and Secretaries shall also be part of the National Crusaders Executive Committee;

a)President and Deputy President.

b)The National Chairperson and the National Deputy Chairperson.

c)The Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General.

d)The National Organising Secretary.

e)The Deputy National Organising Secretary.

f)The Treasurer General and the Deputy Treasurer General.

g)The Secretary for Information and Publicity and the Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

h)The Secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs.

i)The Secretary for Education, Sports, Arts and Culture.

j)The Secretary for International Relations.

k)(k The Secretary for Labour and Social Welfare.

l)The Secretary for Health and Child Welfare.

m)The Secretary for Lands and Agriculture.

n)The Secretary for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration.

o)The Secretary for Defence and Security.

p)The Secretary for Industry and Commerce.

q)The Secretary for Transport.

r)The Chairperson and Secretary for Young Crusaders Assembly

s)The Chairwoman and Secretary for Female Crusaders Assembly.

t)The Secretary for National Elections.

u)The Secretary for Research and Policy Co-ordination.

v)The Secretary for Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs.

w)The Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs.

x)The Secretary for Science and Technology.

y)The Secretary for Home Affairs.

z)The Secretary for Party Business, Investment and Projects.

aa)The Secretary for Tourism.

bb)The Secretary for Climate and Environment Changes.

cc)The Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resources.

dd)The Secretary for Water, Development and Management

ee)The Secretary for Local Government and Villagisation.

ff)The Secretary for Energy and Power Development.

gg)The Secretary for the Demarcation of the State boundaries, positioning of State roads and rails, positioning of the New Capital City for New Zimbabwe.

hh)Secretary for National Job Creation.

 

4.5.1 POWERS OF THE NATIONAL CRUSADERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The National Crusaders Executive Committee shall be the Administrative and Implementing authority of the Party and shall;

 

a)Implement the decisions and resolutions of the National Crusaders Council

b)Recommend party policies and programmes to the National Crusaders Council.

c)Formulate and implement the current programmes of the party within the framework of the party and to ensure that the provinces, districts, wards and branches and all other party structures such as parliamentary and local government caucuses carry out the decisions of the party.

d)Ensure that the provincial, district, ward and branch structure of the party function democratically and effectively.

e)Receive reports, supervise the work of, and delegate such functions to the Provincial Crusaders Committees as it considers necessary.

f)Engage and dismiss employees of the Party.

g)Submit reports to the National Crusaders Council.

h)Establish departments and set up committees as it considers appropriate.

i)Suspend any member of the Party pending reference of the matter to the appropriate disciplinary committee.

j)Carry out investigations into any member’s alleged misconduct, draft and frame charges against any such member and prosecute the said member before the appropriate Disciplinary Committee.

k)Set up special Commission of inquiry or specialised committees that shall be appointed for specific purposes which committees shall dissolve upon submitting their final written reports thereto, unless reconstructed for further investigation or consideration in connection with the original task.

l)Institute legal proceedings for and defend any legal proceedings against the party.

m)Open and operate books of Accounts.

n)Maintain accounts registers of all the Party members and monitor, control and give guidance to all elected Party officers holding public positions.

o)Receive monthly reports from Party Secretaries in connection with their portfolios.

p)The National Crusaders Executive Committee shall meet at least once in two months and its quorum shall be constituted by one and half of its members.

 

4.6 THE NATIONAL CRUSADERS STANDING COMMITTEE

 

4.6.1 There shall be a National Crusaders Standing Committee which shall be chaired by the Party President and shall consist of the party President and the Deputy President, the National Chairperson, the Deputy National Chairperson, the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General, the Treasurer General, the Deputy Treasurer General, the National Organising Secretary, the Vice National Organising Secretary, the Secretary for Information and Publicity, the Secretary for Defence and Security, the Secretary for Science and Technology, the Secretary for National Elections, the Chairpersons of Female Crusaders and Young Crusaders.

 

4.6.2 The Committee shall be responsible for the day to day administration of the Party and shall report to the National Executive Committee and shall make no executive or policy decisions.

 

4.7 THE SENIOR NATIONAL CRUSADERS COUNCIL (THE GUARDIANS COUNCIL)

 

4.7.1 There shall be a Senior National Crusaders Council consisting of twenty four members of which two shall be from each of the Political Provinces (Harare, Chitungwiza, Bulawayo, Midlands North, Midlands South, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Masvingo and Manicaland Provinces) and two from people with disabilities. These members shall be appointed by the National Crusaders Council on advice of the National Crusaders Standing Committee in the first meeting after Congress. Each Province should submit six names for the potential Senior National Crusaders Council posts and the names should be forwarded at least a month before Congress.

 

4.7.2 There should be at most six females and six males to this council. Out of these members, the following posts should be filled;

a)Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Secretary and Committee members.

b)Every Province shall elect two members-one male and one female who shall sit in the National Executive of the Senior Crusaders’ Council.

c)Members of the Senior Crusaders’ Council shall be at least 60 years of age and shall be people with a traceable history of genuine opposition politics.

 

4.7.3 The functions of the Senior Crusaders’ Council are;

a)To offer advice and wisdom to the National Crusaders leadership of the Party including the National Crusaders Executive Committee and National Crusaders Council.

b)To carry out advocacy work with and amongst traditional leaders and traditional institutions for and on behalf of the Party.

c)To perform and/or carry out any such functions which the National Crusaders Executive Council may from time to time delegate to it, which may include investigations, arbitration and reconciliation of disputes within the Party structures and/or among members.

 

4.8 The Province

 

The party shall have twelve provinces. These shall be Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Bulawayo, Midlands North, Midlands South, Masvingo, Manicaland, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Harare and Chitungwiza. For purposes of our Party and this Constitution, Chitungwiza Province shall be made up of areas/constituencies/districts presently known as Chitungwiza, St Marys, Zengeza, Seke(rural area), Acturus, Mhondoro, Norton, Goromonzi(both South and North) and Manyame. Midlands North shall constitute constituencies/Districts currently known as Kwekwe(being the Capital), Kadoma, Ngezi, Silobela, Gokwe(Sengwa, Gokwe(Chireya), Gokwe(Kana). Gokwe(Nembudziya) and Gokwe(Zhombe). Midlands South comprises of constituencies/Districts currently known as Gweru urban (being the Capital), Mberengwa East, Mberengwa West and Zvishavane.

 

4.8.1 The Provincial Executive

 

4.8.1.1 The Provincial Executive Committee shall comprise of the following;

a)The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)The Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)The Treasurer.

d)The Organising Secretary and Deputy Organising Secretary

e)The Secretary for Information and Publicity

f)The Chairperson and Secretary of the Provincial Female Crusaders Assembly

g)The Chairperson and Secretary of the Provincial Assembly for Young Crusaders

h)The Secretary for Defence and Security

i)The Secretary for Local Government

j)The Secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs

k)The Secretary for Education

l)The Secretary for Lands and Agriculture

m)The Secretary for National Integration, Healing and Reconciliation

n)The Secretary for Research and Policy

o)The Provincial Secretary for Elections

p)The Secretary for Legal Affairs

q)The Secretary for Training and Political Education and Deputy Secretary for Training and Political Education

r)The Secretary for Welfare

s)The Secretary for Home Affairs

t)The Secretary for Tourism and Environment

u)The Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resources

v)The Secretary for Sports and Culture

w)The Secretary for Science and Technology

x)The Secretary for Water Development and Management

y)The Secretary for Energy and Power Development

z)The Secretary for Health and Child Welfare

aa)The Secretary for Projects

bb)The Secretary for Human Rights and any other posts deemed necessary.

cc)And any other such posts provided that at all material times, the Provincial Council shall ensure that Provincial Secretaries are similar to and replicate; at their level; the mandate of portfolio Secretaries in the National Crusaders Executive Committee.

 

4.8.1.2 The provincial executive committee shall be obliged to set up the following executive Committees;

a)The finance and administration committee

b)The Organising Committee

c)The election Directorate

d)The Information and Publicity committee

 

4.8.1.3 The provincial executive committee shall be elected at a Provincial Assembly meeting held once every five years provided that elections shall take place at least two months prior to each congress.

 

4.8.1.4 The main functions of the Provincial Executive Committee shall be

 

a)To build the party in the Province

b)To organise elections of District Executive Committee and where necessary to organise Ward and Branch elections

c)To supervise the work of Districts in the Province concerned and to ensure that Districts are functioning democratically, effectively and in compliance with the constitution

d)To implement policies and principles of the Party in the Province, subject to the National Council’s supervision.

e)To carry out all such functions and duties as assigned by National Crusaders Council.

f)To maintain a register of Party members in the Province.

g)To select, choose or nominate candidates for national elections for acceptance or rejection by the national Crusaders Council.

h)To maintain bank accounts and keep an asset register of all Party assets in the Province.

i)Subject to approval by National Crusaders Executive Committee to suspend or dissolve a District, Ward or Branch Executive Committee provided that no such suspension shall last for more than three months; provided that the suspended District, Ward or Branch shall have the right of appeal within thirty days of such decision being made to the Appeals Tribunal against such a decision. An appeal against suspension by Province, District, Ward or Branch shall have the effect of suspending the decision being appealed against.

 

4.8.1.5 Members of the Provincial Executive Committee shall be eligible to re-election.

 

4.8.1.6 At least a third of the Provincial Executive Committee members shall be female Crusaders.

 

4.8.1.7 Should a vacancy occur in any Provincial Executive Committee by reason of death, resignation or expulsion, the Provincial Executive Committee will have the power of co-opting another member of the party into the said Provincial Executive Committee and shall further have the power of appointing any of its members to any acting capacity provided that an election to fill the vacancy so created, shall be held at the next Provincial Council meeting.

 

4.8.1.8 The Provincial Executive shall meet at least once a month

 

4.8.1.2 THE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE.

There shall be a Provincial Administrative Committee of the Province which shall be chaired by the Provincial Chairperson;

 

a)The Deputy Chairperson

b)The Provincial Secretary and Deputy Secretary

c)The Provincial Treasurer

d)The Organising Secretary and Deputy Organising Secretary

e)The Secretary for Information and Publicity

f)The Secretary for Elections

g)The Chairperson and Secretary for the Provincial Assembly for female crusaders

h)The Chairperson and Secretary for the Assembly of Young crusaders.

 

The Provincial Administrative committee shall be responsible for the day to day administration of the province and shall report to the Provincial Executive and shall have no right to make a Policy or executive decision.

 

4.8.3 The Provincial Assembly

 

The Provincial Assembly shall comprise of;

a)The Provincial Executive Committee

b)The Assembly of Female Crusaders’ Provincial Executive Committee

c)The Assembly of Young Crusaders’ Provincial Executive Committee

d)The District Executive Committee in that Province

e)The District Executive Committees of Female Crusaders’ Assembly in that Province

f)The District Executive Committees of the Young Crusaders ‘Assembly in that Province

g)The Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Organising Secretaries of the main wing, Assembly of the Female Crusaders, Assembly of Young Crusaders of each Ward.

h)All Party Members of Parliament, Mayors, Councillors, Chairpersons of local authorities in that Province.

 

4.8.3.1 The Quorum of the Provincial Assembly meeting shall be two-thirds of its membership.

 

4.8.3.2 Functions of the Provincial Assembly

a)To elect members of the Provincial Executive Committee

b)To receive reports from the Provincial Executive Committee

 

4.8.4 The Provincial Consultative Forum

 

4.8.4.1 There shall be a Provincial Consultative Forum in every Province at least once a year on a date to be determined by the National Crusaders Executive Committee. The following shall be eligible to attend the Provincial Consultative Forum;

a)The Provincial Council

b)All elected Councillors, Members of Parliament or Mayors or Chairpersons of local authorities from that Province.

c)All members of the National Crusaders Council from the Provinces not mentioned in (a) and (b) above.

 

4.8.4.2 The functions of the Provincial Consultative Forum shall be to;

a)Receive reports from the Provincial Executive on Party activities in the Province.

b)Review Party programmes relating to membership recruitment programmes,

c)Review the Party’s election preparedness and address and does commission any methodologies and strategies.

d)Conduct advocacy programmes within the Province including rallies, processions, public gatherings etc.

e)Review the operative effectiveness of Members of Parliament including the programme on report back meetings.

f)Receive reports from all elected office bearers and employees including Cabinet Ministers, Mayors and Councillors on their duties.

g)Agree on a broad framework of Party activities in the Province.

h)Prepare reports to be submitted to the National Crusaders’ Council through the Secretary General.

 

4.8.5 The Provincial Council

 

The Provincial Executive Committee of each Province shall organise at least three Provincial Council meetings in a given year provided the Provincial Executive Committee or the President of the Party or the National Council may at any time call for a meeting of a Provincial Council.

 

4.8.5.2 The Provincial Council shall comprise of;

a)All members of the Provincial Executive

b)All Chairpersons, Secretaries. Treasurers, Organising and Information Secretaries of District Executive Committees

c)District Chairpersons of the Female and Young Crusaders Assemblies.

d)All Wards Chairpersons

e)The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Female Crusaders of the Provinces.

f)The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Young Crusaders of the Province.

 

4.8.5.3 The Functions of the Provincial shall be;

a)To review the progress of the Party programmes within the Province.

b)Transact the particular business the Council would have been convened for.

c)Select and fill in any vacancies that would have arisen in the Provincial Executive itself.

d)Do all things necessary for the furtherance of the Party interests, subject to this Constitution and the powers of the National Crusaders Council.

 

4.9 The District

 

4.9.1 There shall be a District structure in any geographical area designated as a constituency for the purpose of a House of Assembly seat.

 

4.9.1.1 Consequently, there shall be District Executive Committee in every District which shall meet at least once every month and whose quorum shall be half of its membership.

 

4.9.1.2 The District Executive Committee shall be obliged to set up the Executive Committees;

a)The Finance and Administration Committee.

b)The Organising Committee.

c)The Elections Directorate.

d)The Information and Publicity Committee.

 

4.9.1.3 The District Executive Committee shall comprise of the following;

a)The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)The Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)The Treasurer.

d)The Organising Secretary and Deputy Organising Secretary.

e)The Secretary for Information and Publicity.

f)The Chairperson of the District Assembly for Female Crusaders Executive Committee.

g)The Chairperson of the District Assembly of Young Crusaders Executive Committee.

h)The Chairperson of the Ward Executive Committees in the District.

i)Any selected Member of the House of Assembly for the particular District.

j)The District Secretary for Elections.

k)The remaining Policy Secretaries (National Executive Members).

 

4.9.1.4 The District Executive Committee shall be elected at a District Assembly meeting held once every five years provided that elections shall take place at least two months prior to each Provincial Assembly meeting.

 

4.9.2 The District Assembly shall comprise of;

a)The District Executive Committee.

b)The Ward Executive Committees in the District; and

c)The Chairpersons, Secretaries, Treasurers and Organising Secretaries of the Branch Executive Committees in the District.

d)The Executive Committee of the District Assembly of Female Crusaders.

e)The Executive Committee of the District Assembly of Young Crusaders.

 

4.9.2.1 The quorum of the District Assembly meeting shall be two-thirds of its membership.

 

4.9.2.1.1 The functions of the District Executive Committee shall be;

a)To build the Party in the District.

b)Subject to the control of the District Council, to implement the policies and principles of the party in the District; and

c)To serve as a liaison between the wards in the District, the Branches in the District, and between the District and the Provincial Committee

d)To keep and maintain an up to date register of all members of the Party in the said District.

e)To identify and recommend to the Province members to participate in elections.

f)To conduct the elections of Ward Executives including any gap filling elections.

g)To maintain books of accounts and to open bank accounts for the District.

h)To keep and maintain an asset register of Party assets in the District.

 

4.9.3 The District Council

 

4.9.3.1 The District Executive Committee of each District shall organise at least three District Council Meetings in a given year, provided that the Province shall have a right of calling an ad hoc District Council Meeting.

 

4.9.3.2 The District Council shall comprise of;

a)All members of the District Executive Committee.

b)The full Executive of the Female and Young Crusaders Assemblies in the District.

c)All Ward Executive Members.

d)All Branch Chairpersons, Secretaries, Treasurers and Organising Secretaries.

 

4.9.3.3 The functions of the District Council shall be to;

a)Review the progress of Party programmes within District.

b)To select and fill any vacancy that would have arisen in the District itself.

c)To attend to the transaction of the particular business the Council would have been called for.

d)Subject to this Constitution and the powers of the provincial Committee, to do all things necessary for the furtherance of the Party interests and programmes.

 

4.9.3.4 Members of the District Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

4.9.3.5 Should a vacancy occur in the Executive of any District Executive Committee by reason of death, resignation or expulsion, the District Executive Committee will have the power of co-opting another member of the party into the said District Executive Committee and also shall have power of appointing any of its members to so act in any acting capacity provided that an election to fill the vacancy so created, shall be held at the next District Council Meeting.

 

5.0 The Ward

 

5.1 There shall be a Ward Executive Committee for each Ward in Zimbabwe.

 

5.1.1 The Ward Executive Committee shall be composed of the following:

 

a)The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)The Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)The Treasurer.

d)The Organising Secretary and Deputy Organising Secretary.

e)The Secretary for Information and Publicity.

f)The Chairperson of the Female and Young Crusaders’ Ward Executive Assemblies.

g)The Chairpersons of all the Branch Executive Committees in District.

h)All elected Councillors in the Ward.

i)The secretary for Defence and Security.

j)The secretary for local Government.

k)The Secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs.

l)The Secretary for Education.

m)The Secretary for Lands and Agriculture.

n)The Secretary for Research and Policy.

o)The Ward Secretary for elections.

p)The Secretary for Legal Affairs

q)The Secretary for Training and Political Education.

r)The Secretary for Welfare.

s)The Secretary for Home Affairs.

t)The Secretary for Environment and Tourism

u)The Secretary for Mine and Mineral Resources.

v)The Secretary for Sport and Culture.

w)The Secretary for Science and Technology.

x)The Secretary for Water Development and Management.

y)The Secretary for Health and Child Welfare.

z)The remaining Policy Secretaries provided under National Secretaries and any other deemed necessary.

 

5.1.2 The Ward Executive Committee shall be elected at a Ward assembly meeting held once every five years provided that the elections shall take place at least one month prior to each District Assembly meeting.

 

5.1.3 The Ward Executive Committee shall meet at least one every month and the aforesaid membership shall constitute the quorum.

 

5.2 The Ward Assembly shall be composed of;

a)The Ward Executive Committee.

b)The Female Crusaders Ward Executive Committee.

c)The Young Crusaders Ward Executive Committee.

d)The Branch Executive Committee in the Ward.

e)The Female Crusaders Ward Executive Committee.

f)The Young Crusaders Branch Executive Committee.

 

5.2.1 The quorum of the Ward Assembly meeting shall be two thirds of its membership

 

5.2.2 Members of the Ward Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election

 

5.2.3 Should a vacancy occur in the Executive of any Ward Executive Committee by reason of death, resignation or expulsion, the Ward Executive Committee will have the power of co-opting another member of the Party into the said Ward Executive Committee and further shall have the power of appointing any of its members to any acting capacity provided an election to fill the vacancy so created, shall be held at the Ward Assembly

 

5.3 The Branch

 

5.3.1 There shall be Branches established in each Ward by the Ward Executive Committee with the approval of the District Executive Committee.

 

5.3.2 The minimum number of members for the establishment of a Branch shall be fifty (50) provided not more than five Branches shall be established in any one Ward without the permission of Province and ultimately the approval of the National Crusaders Executive Committee. Branches based on residential areas or geographical consideration rather than numbers may be established.

 

5.3.3 No member shall be a member of more than one Branch.

 

5.3.4 There shall be a Branch Executive Committee which shall meet at least once every fortnight.

 

5.3.5 The Branch Executive Committee shall comprise of;

a)The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson Secretary.

b)The Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)The Treasurer.

d)The Organising Secretary and Deputy Organising Secretary.

e)The Secretary for Information and Publicity.

f)The Chairperson of the Assembly of Female Crusader.

g)The Chairperson of the Assembly of Young Crusaders.

h)The Branch Secretary for Elections.

i)The Secretary for Defence and Security.

j)The Secretary for Local Government.

k)The Secretary for Finance and Economic Affairs.

l)The Secretary for Education.

m)The Secretary for Land and Agriculture.

n)The Secretary for Research and Policy.

o)The Branch Secretary for Legal Affairs.

p)The Branch secretary for Human Rights.

q)The Secretary for Training and Political Education and Deputy Secretary for Training and Political Education.

r)The Secretary for Welfare.

s)The Secretary for Environment and Tourism.

t)The Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resource.

u)The Secretary for Sport and Culture.

v)The secretary for Science and Technology.

w)The Secretary for Water Development and Management.

x)The Secretary for Energy and Power Development.

y)The Secretary for health and Child Welfare.

z)The remaining Policy Secretaries provided under National Crusaders, and any other deemed necessary.

 

5.3.6 The Branch Executive Committee members, except for the Chairperson of the Assemblies of Females and Young Crusaders Committees, shall be elected at a Branch Assembly meeting held once every five years provided that elections shall take place at least a month prior to each Ward Assembly meeting.

5.3.7 The Branch Assembly shall be composed of all members of the Party in the Branch and one half of the membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

5.3.8 Members of the Branch Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

5.3.9 A Branch shall cease to exist if;

a)Its membership drop below fifty (50) for a period of six months, without the consent of the District Committee being obtained for retaining the Branch; or

b)It is decided by a majority vote at a meeting of which 14 days’ notice has been given to all members of the Branch that the Branch be dissolved ;or

c)The Ward Committee decides, after consultation with the Branch Committee and with the approval of the Provincial Executive Committees, to abolish the Branch.

 

5.3.10 Subject to ratification by the National Crusaders’ Executive, the Provincial Council shall have the right of relieving any member of the Provincial, District and Branch Executive who fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the relevant structure without reasonable excuses of his/her position.

 

6.0 PARTY MEMBERS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE

 

6.1 Any Zimbabwean living outside Zimbabwe shall be eligible to be a Member of the Party.

 

6.2 Any group of Party members living outside Zimbabwe in any country shall have the right to form external Branches, Wards, and Districts in their areas of residence depending on the population and the geographical area of that particular country.

 

6.3 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Constitution, all members outside Zimbabwe and all external structures shall organise themselves into External Branches, Wards and into Districts for the Party.

 

6.4 All activities of external structures shall be organised around and by the External Branch.

 

6.5 Each External Branch, Ward and District shall have a Main Wing, Assembly of Female Crusaders and Assembly of Young Crusaders.

 

6.6 The National Organising Secretary shall be the overseer of all External Crusaders’ Structures.

 

6.7 The External Crusaders’ Coordinating Committee.

 

6.7.1 Taking into account the population of Zimbabweans in a particular country, the National Crusaders’ Council may declare and direct that a particular country must have an External Coordinating Committee. Once a country is so designated, the Party Members in that particular country shall be entitled and obliged to elect an External Crusaders’ Coordinating Committee. South African District is one that has been designated from the onset considering that there large volumes of Zimbabweans in there. The Crusaders’ Coordinating Committee in that country automatically qualifies to open a Party Account which is controlled by the Coordinating Committee there to be called UCAD-SA Committee Account.

 

6.7.2 The Election of the Crusaders External Co-ordinating Committee.

The Crusaders External Co-ordinating Committee shall at a specific meeting called by the National Crusaders Council elect directly from nominations made by Branches, Wards, and Districts, the Chairperson, Treasurer, Organising secretary and Secretary for the main Wing, Assembly of Females, and Assembly of Young Crusaders.

 

6.8. Functions of the Crusaders External Co-ordinating Committee shall be;

a)To coordinate activities of Branches, Wards and Districts in the External Assembly.

b)To ensure that External Branches, Wards are carrying out their duties and functions as enshrined in this Constitution.

c)To fund raise for the Party and ensure that all donations, joining fees, subscriptions and funds raised are fully accounted for and directed to the Treasurer General subject to any directions from the National Crusaders Executive Committee.

d)To carry out any other functions directed by Crusaders National Council.

 

6.9 The Crusaders External coordinating Committee shall not hold office for more than five years and the Crusaders Organising Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the elections of the Crusaders External Coordinating Committee at a special meeting which shall be chaired by the President.

 

ARTICLE 7

 

7.0 THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF FEMALE CRUSADERS

 

7.1 There shall be a National Assembly of Female Crusaders, membership of which shall be open to all women members of the party.

 

7.1.1 The functions of the National Assembly of Female Crusaders shall be;

a)To mobilise and organise women to join and to participate actively in the party.

b)To ensure that women are fully involved in all party activities including policy making.

c)To promote the all-round development of Female Crusaders and to assist in building their capacity and confidence to articulate their needs nationally.

d)To prepare female Crusaders for leadership positions throughout the party structures.

e)To support sitting female members of Parliament and other office bearers in their tasks of representing their Constituencies or offices at National level.

f)To combat discrimination in public and private life.

g)To actively work towards the elimination of laws, customs and statutes that discriminate against women.

h)To campaign for the end to all forms of violence and discrimination against women.

i)To promote the recognition of women’s rights.

j)To promote female Crusaders’ participation in leadership and decision making in both public and private affairs.

k)To formulate and carry out training programmes for women.

l)To implement the policies of the party as defined at Congress.

m)To design and formulate policies for the crusaders Assembly.

n)To supervise the work of the Assembly‘s National Executive Committee, Management Committee, and other lower structures and sub Committees of the Assembly.

 

7.2 The Female Crusaders’ National Executive shall comprise of;

a)The Chairwoman and vice Chairwoman.

b)The Secretary General and deputy Secretary General of the Assembly of female Crusaders.

c)The Treasurer and deputy Treasurer.

d)The Organising and the deputy Organising Secretary.

e)The Secretary and deputy for Security and Defence.

f)The Secretary and deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

g)The Secretary and deputy Secretary for Recruitment.

h)The Secretary and deputy for legal Affairs.

i)The Secretary and deputy for Elections.

j)The Secretary for Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs.

k)The Secretary for legal Affairs.

l)The Secretary for Home Affairs.

m)The Secretary for Environment and tourism.

n)The Secretary for Mines and Mineral resources.

o)The Secretary for Sport and Culture.

p)The Secretary for Science and Technology.

q)The Secretary for Water and Energy.

r)The Secretary for Internal Alliance and Human Rights.

s)The Secretary for Healthy.

t)The Secretary for Education.

u)The Secretary for Local Government.

v)The Secretary for Social Welfare.

w)The Secretary for Projects.

x)The Secretary for Lands and Agriculture and any other posts deemed necessary.

 

7.3 The Female Crusaders’ National Executive Committee shall be elected for five years by female delegates at the Party’s Congress in terms of this Constitution .The Female Crusaders shall be elected in such a manner that each Province has two representatives in the Female Crusaders’ National Executive Committee.

 

7.4 Another duty of the Assembly of Female delegates to the Congress besides electing members of the Executive Committee shall also be to;

a)Receive reports of the work of the Women’s Assembly of the preceding five years.

b)Review, ratify, alter or rescind any decision taken by any organ of Women’s Assembly.

c)Subject to this Constitution and approval by the main party Congress, formulate policies and principles of the Women Assembly.

d)Recommend to the main Congress any resolutions, policies and amendments to the Constitution.

 

7.5 Nominations for election to the Women’s National Executive Committee shall be made by the Women’s principal Executive Committees.

 

7.6 The Female Crusaders’ National Executive Committee shall meet at least once every three months and a quorum shall be constituted by half of its membership.

 

7.7 Members of the Female Crusaders Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

7.8 Female Crusaders’ National Council shall comprise of the National Executive Committee and the Chairperson of the Female Crusaders’ Provincial Executive Committee.

 

7.9 Functions of the Female Crusaders’ National Executive Committee shall be to;

a)Implement and execute all the aims and objectives of the National Assembly of Female Crusaders as defined by this Constitution.

b)Recruit Females into the party.

c)Ensure that women rights and issues are advanced in the and at National level.

d)Advance the aims and objectives of the party.

e)Supervise and monitor the work of lower structures.

f)Recommend to the appropriate structures disciplinary actions against any lower structure or member of the lower structure.

 

7.10 The female Crusaders’ National Council shall meet at least once every four months and at least half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

7.11 The functions of the Assembly of female Crusaders’ National Council; subject to the control of the Constitution and the National Council in particular to make decision for and on behalf of female Crusaders’ Assembly.

a)To approve, ratify or reject any actions, decisions or proposal of the female Crusaders Executive Committee.

b)To receive reports from female Crusaders’ Executive Committee.

c)Subject to this Constitution, to supervise and control the work, programmes and activities of lower structures of the female Crusaders’ Assembly

 

7.12 There shall be a female Crusaders’ Provincial Executive Committee of the female Crusaders’ Assembly (The female Crusaders Provincial Executive Committee) in each province selected for five years by Female Crusaders’ delegates at the Provincial Assembly.

 

7.13 The Female Crusaders’ Provincial Executive Committee shall comprise of the;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)Secretary General of Female Crusaders’ Assembly and Deputy Secretary General of Female Crusaders’ Assembly.

c)Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer.

d)Organising Secretary and Deputy Organising Secretary.

e)Secretary for Information and Publicity and Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

f)Secretary for Recruitment and Deputy Secretary for Recruitment.

g)Secretary for Defence and Security and Deputy Secretary for Defence and Security.

h)Secretary for Legal Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs.

i)Secretary for International Relations and Deputy Secretary for International Relations.

j)Secretary for Elections and Deputy Secretary for Elections.

k)Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs.

l)Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs.

m)Secretary for Home Affairs.

n)Secretary for Tourism and Environment.

o)Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resources.

p)Secretary for Sports and Culture.

q)Secretary for Science and Technology Development.

r)Secretary for Water and Energy.

s)Secretary for Internal Alliances and Civic Coordination.

t)Secretary for Projects.

u)Secretary for Human Rights and any other posts deemed necessary.

 

7.14 The Female Crusaders’ Executive Committee shall meet at once every three months and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

7.15 Members of the Female Crusaders’ Provincial Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

7.16 The Functions of the Provincial Executive Committee of Female Crusaders shall be to;

a)Implement the programmes and policies of the Assembly in the Province.

b)Mobilise the women in the Province to join the party, vote for the party and to participate in the activities of the party.

c)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive Committee.

 

7.17 There shall be a Female Crusaders’ Provincial Council composed of the Female Crusaders’ Provincial Executive Committee and the Chairperson of the Female Crusaders’ Executive Committee in the Province.

 

7.18 The Female Crusaders’ Provincial Council shall meet at least twice a year and at least half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

7.19 The Functions of the Provincial Council of the Female Crusaders’ Assembly shall be to;

a)Review the progress of Women’ Party programmes within the Provincial Women’s Assembly.

b)Elect and fill any vacancy that would have arisen in the Women’s Provincial Executive Committee.

c)Define any policies and programmes for the Women’s Provincial Executive.

d)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive of the Party.

 

7.20 There shall be a Female Crusaders’ District Executive Committee in each District elected for five years by female delegates at the District Assembly.

 

7.21 The Female Crusaders’ District Executive Committee shall compose of the;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)Secretary General of the Female Crusaders’ Assembly and Deputy Secretary General of the Female Crusaders’ Assembly.

c)Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer.

d)Secretary for Organising and Deputy Secretary for Organising.

e)Secretary for Information and Publicity and Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

f)Secretary for Recruitment and Deputy Secretary for Recruitment.

g)Secretary for Defence and Security and Deputy Secretary for Defence and Security.

h)Secretary for Legal Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs.

i)Secretary for International Relations and Deputy Secretary for International Relations.

j)Secretary for Elections and Deputy Secretary for Elections.

k)Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs.

l)Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs.

m)Secretary for Home Affairs.

n)Secretary for Tourism and Environment.

o)Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resources.

p)Secretary for Sports and Culture.

q)Secretary for Science and Technology.

r)Secretary for Water and Energy.

s)Secretary for Human Rights, and any other posts deemed necessary.

 

7.22 The Female Crusaders’ District Executive Committee shall meet at least once every three months and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

7.23 Members of the Female Crusaders’’ District Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

7.24 The functions of the Female Crusaders’ Assembly District Executive Committee shall be to;

a)Implement the programmes and policies of the Assembly in the District.

b)Mobilise women in the District to join the party, vote for the party and to participate in the activities of the party.

c)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive Committee for Female Crusaders.

 

7.25 There shall be a Female Crusaders’ District Council composed of the Female Crusaders’ District Executive Committee and the Chairpersons of the Female Crusaders Ward Executive Committees in the District.

 

7.26 The Female Crusaders’ District Council shall meet at least once every four months and half of its members shall constitute a quorum.

 

7.27 The functions of the District Council of the Female Crusaders Assembly shall be to;

a)Review the progress of Female Crusaders’ Party programmes within the District.

b)Elect and fill any vacancy that would have arisen in the Female Crusaders’ District Executive Committee.

c)Define any policies and programmes for the Female Crusaders’ District Executive.

d)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive of the Party.

 

7.28 There shall be a Female Crusaders’ Ward Executive Committee in each Ward elected for five years by women delegates at the Ward Assembly.

 

7.29 The Female Crusaders’ Ward Executive Committee shall comprise of the;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer.

d)Secretary for Recruitment and Deputy Secretary for Recruitment.

e)Secretary for Organising and Deputy Secretary for Organising.

f)Secretary for Information and Publicity and Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

g)Secretary for Human Rights and any other posts deemed necessary

 

7.30 The Female Crusaders’ Ward Executive Committee shall meet at least once every two months and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

7.31. Members of the Ward Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

7.32. There shall be a Female Crusaders’ Branch Executive Committee in each Branch elected for five years by all Female Crusaders at a Branch Assembly held in terms of this Constitution.

 

7.33. The Female Crusaders’ Branch Executive Committee shall comprise of the;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer.

d)Secretary for Recruitment and Deputy Secretary for Recruitment.

e)Secretary for Organising and Deputy Secretary for Organising.

f)Secretary for Information and Publicity and Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

g)Secretary for Defence and Security and Deputy Secretary for Defence and Security.

h)Secretary for Human Rights and any other posts deemed necessary

7.34 The Female Crusaders’ Branch Executive Committee shall meet at least once every month and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

7.35 Members of the Female Crusaders’ Branch Executive shall be eligible for re-election.

 

7.36 The functions of the Female Crusaders’ Assembly Branch Executive Committee shall be to;

a)Implement the programmes and policies of the Assembly in the Branch.

b)Mobilise women in the Branch to join the party, vote for the party and to participate in the activities of the party.

c)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive Committee.

 

7.37 National Assembly of Female Crusaders’ Management Committee.

 

737.1 There shall be a Management Committee of the National Assembly of Female Crusaders which shall be chaired by the Chairperson of the Assembly and whose other members shall be; Deputy Chairperson, Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer, Organising Secretary and Deputy Organising Secretary and Secretary for Information and Publicity.

 

7.37.2 The Female Crusaders’ Management Committee shall be responsible for the day to day administration of the Assembly of Female Crusaders, and shall report to the National Executive Committee of the Women’s Assembly and shall not make any executive or policy decisions.

 

7.38 There shall be a Female Crusaders’ Consultative Forum to be held at once every year whose functions shall be to;

a)Discuss policies and issues pertaining to women, gender and children and to make any recommendations to the National Conference and the National Executive Committee.

b)Review the policy work of the Women’s Assembly.

c)Discuss any issue of National or International importance relevant to the struggle for the emancipation of women.

 

7.39 The Female Crusaders’ Forum shall be composed of;

a)All members of the Female Crusaders’ Council.

b)All female office bearers in the Party up to the Provincial level.

c)All female Members of Parliament, Councillors and Members of the National Executive Committee.

d)Female representatives of civil society invited by the Female Crusaders Executive Committee.

 

7.40 The Female Crusaders’ National Council, after consultation with all Provinces and with the approval of the National Council, may adopt a Constitution for the Assembly for Female Crusaders provided that nothing in that Constitution shall conflict or be inconsistent with the Constitution. In the event of any such conflict or inconsistency, the provisions of this Constitution shall prevail.

 

7.41 Finances of the Assembly for Female Crusaders.

 

7.41.1 The Female Crusaders’ Assembly shall be primarily funded from grants from the Party.

 

7.42.2 Subject to the control of the Party’s Treasurer General, the Female Crusaders Assembly Treasurer shall be the custodian of the funds of the Assembly. No expenditure shall be made on behalf of the Assembly for Female Crusaders without approval of any two of the following; Female Crusaders’’ Assembly Chairperson and Female Crusaders’ Assembly Deputy National Chairperson, Female Crusaders’ Assembly Secretary General and Female Crusaders’ Assembly Deputy Secretary General.

 

7.41.3 Subject to control by the National Executive and the Treasurer General, the Female Crusaders Assembly shall be entitled to receive funds in the form of donations from well-wishers and shall further be entitled to raise funds for women’s activities in any manner.

 

7.41.4 The Female Crusaders’ Assembly shall open an account whose signatories are similar to those of the party at each level.

 

ARTICLE 8

 

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF YOUNG CRUSADERS

 

8.1 There shall be a National Assembly of Young Crusaders (hereinafter referred to as the “Young Crusaders’ Assembly’’ membership of which shall be open to all members of the Party between the ages of 16 years and 35 years inclusively.

 

8.2 The functions of the National Assembly of Young Crusaders shall be to;

a)Mobilise youth to join the party.

b)Ensure that youth are fully involved in all Party activities including policy making.

c)Formulate and carry out training programmes for youth.

d)Endeavour to mobilise the youth in the country to unite behind UCAD Green and actively participate in the struggle for change to create a de-tribalized, non-sexist, non-racial, united, democratic and prosperous society abound with equal opportunities to all.

e)Ensure young people make a full and rich contribution to the work of UCAD Green and the nation.

f)Support and reinforce UCAD Green in the attainment of its national democratic project goal(s).

g)Promote unity, debate and positive criticism among the youth.

h)Fight for Children’s rights as enshrined in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights of the Child.

i)Work for social, political, economic and cultural upliftment of the youth to ensure that a UCAD Green Government creates equal opportunities for the youth to enable them to live a decent and meaningful life.

j)Promote the ideals of gender equality in all facets of life and structures especially among the youth.

k)Instil and plant a spirit of global solidarity, peace and friendship with other progressive nations in the world.

l)Formulate and carry out programmes for youth in the Party.

 

8.3 There shall be a Management Committee of the National Assembly of Young Crusaders which shall be chaired by the Chairperson of the Assembly and whose other members shall be; Deputy Chairperson, Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General, Treasurer, Organising Secretary and Deputy Organising Secretary and Secretary for Information and Publicity.

 

8.4. YOUNG CRUSADERS’ NATIONAL EXECUTIVE

 

8.4.1. There shall be a National Executive Committee of the Young Crusaders Assembly (The Young Crusaders National Executive Committee) which shall comprise of the following;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)The Secretary General of Young Crusaders Assembly and Deputy Secretary General of the Young Crusaders Assembly.

c)The Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer.

d)The Secretary for Organising and Deputy Secretary for Organising.

e)The Secretary for Information and Publicity and Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

f)The Chairperson of the Students’ Council is a member of UCAD.

g)The Secretary for Recruitment and Deputy Secretary for Recruitment.

h)The Secretary for Defence and Security and Deputy Secretary for Defence and Security.

i)The Secretary for Legal Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs.

j)The Secretary for International Relations and Deputy Secretary for International Relations.

k)The Secretary for Gender Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Gender Affairs.

l)The Secretary for Training and Political Education and Deputy Secretary for Training and Political Education.

m)The Secretary of the National Students Council provided is a member of UCAD.

n)The Secretary for Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs.

o)The Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs.

p)The Secretary for Home Affairs.

q)The Secretary for Tourism and Environment.

r)The Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resources.

s)The Secretary for Sports and Culture.

t)The Secretary for Science and Technology Development.

u)The Secretary for Water and Energy.

v)The Secretary for Small to Medium Enterprises.

w)The Secretary for Education.

x)Secretary for Projects.

y)Secretary for Human Rights and any other posts deemed necessary.

 

8.5 Congress of the National Young Crusaders Assembly. The Young Crusaders National Executive Committee shall be elected for five years by Young Crusaders delegates at the party’s Congress held in terms of this Constitution. The Young Crusaders National Executive Committee shall be elected in such a manner that each Province has two representatives (of whom one shall be a female) in the Young Crusade National Executive Committee. The

Officers referred to in Article 8.4.1(a) to (e) shall be elected directly into their positions by youth delegates at Congress. Those referred to in Article 8.4.1 (h) t0 (k) shall be elected to their portfolios y the Young Crusaders National Executive Committee at its first meeting after Congress, which shall be held no later than thirty days from the last day of Congress

 

8.6 In addition to Youth delegates, the thirty members of the Students’ Council (only those who are members of UCAD) shall attend the party’s Congress, vote and participate in the election of Young Crusaders National Executive.

 

8.7 In addition, Youth delegates to the Congress shall also;

a)Receive reports of the work of the National Assembly of Young Crusaders for the preceding five years.

b)Review, rally, modify, alter or rescind any decision taken by any organ of the National Assembly of Young Crusaders.

c)Subject to this Constitution and approval by the main party Congress, formulate policies and principles of the National Assembly for Young Crusaders.

d)Recommend to the main Congress any resolutions, policies and amendments to the Constitution.

 

8.8 The Young Crusaders National Executive Committee shall be elected every five years by youth delegates at the party’s Congress.

 

8.9 Nominations for election to the Young Crusaders National Executive Committee shall be made by the Young Crusaders Provincial Executive committees.

 

8.10 The Young Crusaders National Executive Committee shall meet at least once every three months and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

8.11 Members of the Young Crusaders National Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

8.12 Functions of the Young Crusaders National Executive shall be to;

a)Implement and execute all the aims and objectives of the Young Crusaders Assembly.

b)Recruit youths into the party.

c)Ensure that youth issues and rights are advanced in the party and at National level.

d)Advance the aims and objectives of the party.

e)Supervise and monitor the work of the lower structures.

f)Recommend to the appropriate structures disciplinary actions against any lower structure.

 

8.13 There shall be a young Crusaders National Council composed of.

a)The young Crusaders National Executive Committee.

b)The Chairperson, Secretary, Organising Secretary, Treasurer of each young Crusaders Provincial Council.

c)One Female representative from each Provincial Executive.

d)The Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Organising Secretary, Secretary for Information and Publicity of the Students’ Council (who are members of UCAD Green).

 

8.14 The functions of the National Council of the Young Crusaders

a)Subject to the control of the National Council to make decisions for and on behalf of the Young Crusaders.

b)To receive reports from the Young Crusaders Executive Committee.

c)To approve, ratify or reject any actions, decisions or proposals of the Young Crusaders Executive Committee.

d)Subject to this Constitution to supervise and control the work, programmes and activities of lower structures of the Young Crusaders Assembly.

 

8.15 The Young Crusaders National Council shall meet at least once every six months and half of its members shall constitute a quorum.

 

8.16 The Management Committee of the Young Crusaders Assembly shall be responsible for the day to day administration of the Assembly of the Youth, shall report to the National Executive Committee of the Young Crusader Assembly and shall not make any executive or policy decisions.

 

8.17 The Students Council.

 

8.17.1 There shall be a Students Council of UCAD Green Young Crusaders Assembly consisting of thirty people, elected and appointed by the Young Crusaders National Council which shall consist of;

a)Elected representatives who are current students in UCAD Green structures at Universities, Tertiary Institutions and other places of learning.

b)The Chairperson of the Students Council shall be elected directly at Congress as defined in terms of this Constitution.

c)The Students Council shall elect from amongst itself the following office bearers.

d)Deputy Chairperson (ii) Secretary (iii) Deputy Secretary (iv) Treasurer (v) Deputy Treasurer (vi) Secretary for Elections (vii) Deputy Secretary for Elections (viii) Secretary for Recruitment (ix) Secretary for Human Rights

e)The Chairperson of the Students Council shall be the Secretary for Tertiary Institutions.

 

8.17 The Students Council shall meet at least once every three months and at least a day before the meeting of the Young Crusaders Executive Committee defined in this Constitution.

 

8.17.3 The functions of the Students Council

a)To recruit students for membership to the Young Crusaders Assembly and the party itself.

b)Under the supervision of the Young Crusaders Assembly, to organise training and cadreship programmes in educational institutions.

c)Under the supervision of the Young Crusaders Assembly to engage in public forums, research and public debates on issues affecting the objectives and aims of the Party.

d)Liaise with local and international students bodies such as Zinasu, South African Union of Students etc.

e)Set up structures at Universities, Tertiary and other institutions of learning both locally and outside.

 

8.17.4 The Students Council shall be an organ of the Young Crusaders Assembly and must be answerable to the same.

 

8.18 There shall be a Young Crusaders Provincial Executive Committee in each Province elected for five years by Youth delegates at the Provincial Assembly. At least eight (8) of the members of the Youth Provincial Executive Committee shall be women.

 

8.19 The Young Crusaders Provincial Executive Committee shall comprise of the;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)Treasurer.

d)Secretary for Organising and Deputy Secretary for Organising.

e)Secretary for Information and Publicity and Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

f)Secretary for Defence and Security and Deputy Secretary for Defence and Security.

g)Secretary for Gender and Deputy Secretary for Gender Affairs.

h)Secretary for Training and Political Education and Deputy Secretary for Training and Political Education.

i)Secretary for Legal Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs.

j)Secretary for International Affairs and Deputy Secretary for International Affairs.

k)Secretary for Gender Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Gender Affairs.

l)Secretary of the Students Council.

m)Secretary for Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs.

n)Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs.

o)Secretary for Home Affairs.

p)Secretary for Tourism and Environment.

q)Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resources.

r)Secretary for Sports and Culture.

s)Secretary for Science and Technology.

t)Secretary for Water and Energy.

u)Secretary for Small to Medium Enterprises.

v)Secretary for Education.

w)Secretary for Projects.

x)Secretary for Human Rights, and any other posts deemed necessary.

 

8.20 The Young Crusaders Provincial Executive shall meet at least once every three months and one half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

8.21 Members of the Young Crusaders Provincial Executive shall be eligible for re-election.

 

8.22 Members of the Young Crusaders Assembly Provincial Executive Committee shall be to;

a)Implement the programmes and policies of the Assembly in the Province.

b)Mobilise the Young Crusaders in the province to join the party, vote for the party and to participate in the activities of the Party.

c)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive.

8.23 The functions of the Provincial Council of the Young Crusaders Assembly shall be to;

a)Review the progress of Young Crusaders Party programmes within the Provincial Young Crusaders Assembly.

b)Elect and fill any vacancy that would have arisen in the Young Crusaders Provincial Executive Committee.

c)Define any policies and programmes for the Young Crusaders Provincial Executive.

d)Work with and under the main Provincial of the Party.

 

8.26 There shall be a Young Crusaders District Executive Committee in each District elected for five years by Youth delegates at the District Assembly. At least six of the members of the Young Crusaders District Executive Committee shall be women.

 

8.27 The Young Crusaders District Executive Committee shall be composed of;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer.

d)Secretary for Recruitment and Deputy Secretary for Recruitment.

e)Secretary for Organising and Deputy Secretary for Organising.

f)Secretary for Mobilization and Deputy Secretary for Mobilization.

g)Secretary for Information and Publicity and Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

h)Secretary for Defence and Security and Deputy Secretary for Defence and Security.

i)Secretary for Gender Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Gender Affairs.

j)Secretary for Training and Political Education.

k)Secretary for Legal Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs.

l)Secretary for International Affairs and Deputy Secretary for International Affairs.

m)Secretary for Students Council.

n)Secretary for Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs.

o)Secretary for Home Affairs.

p)Secretary for Tourism and Environment.

q)Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resources.

r)Secretary for Sports and Culture.

s)Secretary for Science and Technology Development.

t)Secretary for Water and Energy.

u)Secretary for Small to Medium Enterprises.

v)Secretary for Education.

w)Secretary for Projects.

x)Secretary for Human Rights, and any other posts deemed necessary.

 

8.28 The Young Crusaders District Executive Committee shall meet at least once every three months and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

8.29 Members of the Young Crusaders District Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

8.30 The functions of the Young Crusaders Assembly District Executive Committee shall be to;

a)Implement the programmes and policies of the Assembly in the District.

b)Mobilize the Young Crusaders in the Province to join the Party, vote for the party and to participate in the activities of the party.

c)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive Committee.

 

8.31 There shall be a Young Crusaders District Council composed of the Young Crusaders District Executive Committee and the Chairpersons of the Young Crusaders Ward Executive Committee in the District.

 

8.32 The functions of the District Council of the Young Crusaders Assembly shall be to;

a)Review the progress of Young Crusaders Party programmes within the District.

b)Elect and fill any vacancy that would have arisen in the Young Crusaders District Executive Committee.

c)Define any policies and programmes for the Young Crusaders District Executive.

d)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive of the Party.

 

8.33 The Young Crusaders District Council shall meet at least once every four months and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

8.34 There shall be a Young Crusaders Ward Executive Committee in each Ward elected for five years by Youth delegates at the Ward Assembly. At least six of the members of the Young Crusaders Ward Executive Committee shall be women.

 

8.35 The Young Crusaders Ward Executive Committee shall comprise of the ;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)Treasurer.

d)Secretary for Recruitment and Deputy Secretary for Recruitment.

e)Secretary for Organising and Deputy Secretary for Organising.

f)Secretary for Information and Publicity and Deputy Secretary for Information and Publicity.

g)Secretary for Defence and Security and Deputy Secretary for Defence and Security.

h)Secretary for Gender Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Gender Affairs.

i)Secretary for Legal Affairs and Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs.

j)Secretary for International Relations and Deputy Secretary for International Relations.

k)Secretary for Training and Political Education and Deputy Secretary for Training and Political Education.

l)Secretary for Students Council.

m)Secretary for Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs.

n)Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs.

o)Secretary for Home Affairs.

p)Secretary for Tourism and Environment.

q)Secretary for Mines and Mineral Resources.

r)Secretary for Sports and Culture.

s)Secretary for Science and Technology Development.

t)Secretary for Water and Energy.

u)Secretary for Small to Medium Enterprises.

v)Secretary for Education.

w)Secretary for Projects.

x)Secretary for Human Rights, and any other posts deemed necessary.

8.36 The Young Crusaders Ward Executive Committee shall meet at least once every month and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

8.37 Members of Young Crusaders Ward Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

8.38 The functions of the Young Crusaders Assembly Ward Executive Committee shall be to;

a)Implement the programmes and policies of the Assembly in the Ward.

b)Mobilize the youth in the province to join the party, vote for the party and to participate in the activities of the party.

c)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive Committee.

 

8.39 There shall be a Young Crusaders Branch Executive Committee in each Branch elected for five years by all Youth members at a Branch Assembly. At least eight of the members of the Young Crusaders Branch Executive shall be women.

 

8.40 The Young Crusaders Branch Executive Committee shall comprise of the;

a)Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

b)Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

c)Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer.

d)Secretary for Recruiting and Deputy.

e)Secretary for Organising and Deputy.

f)Secretary for Information and publicity and Deputy.

g)Secretary for Defence and Security and Deputy.

h)Secretary for Gender Affairs and Deputy.

i)Secretary for Human Rights.

j)Four Committee members.

 

8.41 The Young Crusaders Branch Executive Committee shall meet at least once every month and half of its membership shall constitute a quorum.

 

8.42 Members of the young Crusaders Branch Assembly Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.

 

8.43 The functions of the young Crusaders Branch Assembly Executive Committee shall be to;

a)Implement the programmes and policies of the Assembly in the Branch.

b)Mobilise the youth in the Province to join the Party, vote for the party and to participate in the activities of the party.

c)Work with and under the main Provincial Executive Committee.

 

8.44 The young Crusaders National Council, after consultation with all Provincial and with the approval of the National Council, may adopt a constitution for the young Crusaders Assembly provided nothing in that constitution shall conflict or be inconsistent with the Constitution. In the event of such conflict or inconsistency, the provision of this Constitution shall prevail.

 

8.45 Upon the recommendations of the young Crusaders National Executive Committee, the National Council may authorise the establishment of such youth structures and organs as may be appropriate at any tertiary institution or a cluster of tertiary institutions.

 

8.46 There shall be a young Crusaders Consultative Forum to be held at least once every year whose functions shall be to;

a)Discuss policies and issues pertaining to the youth and to make any recommendations to the National Conference and to the National Executive Committee.

b)Review the policy work of the young Crusaders Assembly.

c)Discuss any issues of National and International importance relevant to the struggle for the emancipation of the youth.

 

8.47 The composition of the Young Crusaders Consultative Forum shall be;

a)All members of the Young Crusaders Council.

b)All Young Crusaders who are Office bearers in the Party to provincial level.

c)All Youth Members of Parliament, Councillors, Government Ministers and members of the National Executive Committee.

 

8.48 Finances of the Assembly of young Crusaders.

 

8.48.1 The National Assembly of Young Crusaders shall be funded primarily from grants from the party.

 

8.48.2 Subject to control by the National Executive and the Treasure General, the Young Crusaders Assembly shall be authorised to receive funds in the form of donations from well-wishers and shall further be entitled to raise funds for Young Crusaders activities in any legal manner.

 

8.48.3 Subject to the control party’s Treasurer General, the young Crusaders Treasurer shall be the custodian of the funds of young Crusaders Assembly with approval of any two of the following;

 

1.Young crusaders National chairperson and Young Crusaders Deputy National Chairperson.

2.Young Crusaders Secretary general and Deputy Secretary General.

 

8.48.4 The young Crusaders Assembly shall open an account whose signatories are the same as those of the party at any level.

 

8.48.5 There shall be an annual audit of Young Crusaders Funds by a firm of reputable auditors in Zimbabwe and report of such audit shall be made annually to the National Young Crusaders Council and the National Council.

 

ARTICLE 9

 

9.0 OFFICE BEARERS, NATIONAL COUNCIL AND THEIR ELECTION PROCEDURES.

 

9.1 The President

 

9.1.1 The President is the Chief Principal Officer of the party who is ultimately accountable to the National Council and Congress for the vision, strategy, actions and omissions of the party subject to this Constitution.

 

9.1.2. It shall be the duty of the President to;

a)Uphold and defend the party Constitution.

b)Uphold and defend the principles of the party.

c)Chair meetings of the National Crusaders Executive Committee.

d)Uphold and defend the principles of democratic discourse and participation and equality of all members within the party

e)Present the reports of the National Crusaders Council to the National Crusaders Conference and Congress.

f)Perform such other functions and duties and exercise such powers as may be assigned to him/her within the provisions of this Constitution by the Crusaders National Council.

g)The President shall do everything after consultation with the Founding Organ of the Party.

h)Notwithstanding any power elsewhere, to convene any extraordinary meeting of Congress or ordinary National Council, the Executive Provincial Council or External Assembly, the President shall have the power to convene any such Congress, Council or the meeting.

i)Appoint the Party Caretaker, the Deputy Party Caretaker and such temporary appointments.

9.1.3 The President shall in general act as spokesperson of the Party on major policy issues and shall be the Principal public representative of the Party, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed as empowering the President to act or do anything contrary to the Party’s principles of open, transparent and democratic decision making. In the event of the Party becoming the ruling Party on an interim basis, to appoint all the acting ministers, assume the position of interim President and to be the Head of Government until national elections are held.

 

9.2 The Deputy President

 

9.2.1 It shall be the duty of the Deputy President to;

a)Assist the President with the exercise of his/her powers, functions and administrative duties as provided for in the Constitution.

b)Act on behalf of the President whenever the President is for any reason unable to perform his/her duties, functions and administrative duties. However, when the President is out of Zimbabwe for reasons of being in exile, the Deputy or any other such person may be assigned directly by the President to be the Party Caretaker. The Party Caretaker would then be taking instructions from the President.

c)Perform such functions relating to the functions of standing committees and other general matters as may be assigned to him/her by the National Council.

 

9.3 Party Caretaker

a)When the President and his/her Deputy are both out of Zimbabwe for reasons of being in exile, anyone within the Party officials may be appointed directly by the President to be the Party Caretaker, Party Vice-Caretaker and any other such temporary appointments.

b)The Caretaker positions and Vice Caretaker are temporary positions and are reviewable by the President at each and every time. Any time the posts may cease to exist or without notice changes may be made by the President. The Party Caretaker and his/her committee cannot make policies without the approval of the National Standing Committee which is headed by the President.

 

9.4. National Chairperson

 

9.4.1. It shall be the duty of the National Chairperson to;

a)Perform the duties of the President’s office in the event that the President and Deputy President are unable to perform the functions of the President’s office and

b)the President has not been able to appoint a Party Caretaker. In the event that the President has become unable to perform his /her duties after appointing the Caretaker, then the Standing Committee convenes while being headed by the National, to choose the next person to act as Party President National Council has sat. The Standing Committee shall sit within fourteen days of the President becoming incapacitated.

c)Be the overall overseer of the general health and state of the Party.

d)Be the principal overseer and officer responsible for conflict avoidance management and resolution of conflicts and disputes between and amongst individual officers of the party and within the structures and/or organs of the Party.

e)Be responsible for the promotion of national healing and reconciliation both internally and externally.

f)Monitor, supervise and oversee that all elections in the party, external or otherwise in order to ensure that they are conducted in terms of due Process as defined in this Constitution and that each election meets the standards expected of the values and principles of the party.

g)Chair the National Disciplinary Committee and the National Directorate of Elections.

h)Oversee the general conduct of all elected officials and shall ensure that developmental resources availed to constituencies are well accounted for, administered in a transparent manner as enshrined in this Constitution.

i)To chair Congress, the National Conference and the National Council.

j)To give reports to the National Executive on matters pertaining to his/her mandate defined in this section.

 

9.5 Deputy National Chairperson

It shall be the duty of the Deputy National Chairperson;

a)To assist the National Chairperson with the exercise of his/her powers, functions and administrative duties as provided for in this Constitution.

b)Act on behalf of the National Chairperson whenever the National Chairperson is absent from Zimbabwe or is for any reason unable to perform his/or powers, functions or administrative duties.

c)Perform such functions relating to the functioning of standing committees and other general matters as may be assigned to him/her by the National Chairperson.

 

9.6 Secretary General

 

9.6.1 The Secretary General shall;

a)Under the supervision of the National Council convene and organise the meetings of Congress and the National Conference in consultation with the President.

b)Primarily be responsible for the efficient organisation and administration of the Party.

c)Be responsible for all Party affairs in the National Secretariat.

d)Ensure that meetings of the National Executive, National Council are held as defined in this Constitution.

e)Be the custodian of all important Party documents, lists, papers and records.

f)Maintain and supervise the maintenance of the Party Membership list.

g)Present reports to National Executive Committee, to the National Council, National Conference and Congress.

h)Act as spokesperson of the Party on general Party Affairs, including issues on the Secretariat and on administrative matters concerning the Party.

i)Perform such other functions and duties and exercise such powers as may be assigned to him/her within the provisions of the Constitution by the President or National Executive or National Council.

 

9.7 Deputy Secretary General

The Deputy Secretary General shall;

a)Assist and deputise the Secretary General in the performance and exercise of his/her functions, duties and powers provided in this Constitution.

b)Act on behalf of the Secretary General whenever the Secretary General is absent from Zimbabwe or is for any reason unable to perform or exercise his/her duties, functions or powers.

c)Perform such other functions and duties and exercise such powers as maybe assigned to him/her by the President and the rest of the Standing Committee or the National Council provided that such assignment shall not include powers, duties or functions vested in someone else under the terms of this Constitution.

 

9.8 Treasurer General

The Treasurer General shall;

a)Under the supervision of the National Council and in consultation with the President and the rest of the National Standing Committee open such bank accounts and maintain such financial records as may be necessary.

b)Be the Chief custodian of all Party assets, funds and monies.

c)Provide the National Executive Committee and the National Council with regular statements of Income and Expenditure.

d)Chair the Treasury and Fundraising Committee.

e)Supervise and coordinate fundraising activities of the Party.

f)Be the overall custodian of Party assets.

g)Perform such other functions and duties and exercise such powers as may be assigned to him by the President or the National Executive Committee and the National Council provided that such assignment shall not include functions, duties and powers vested in another person in terms of this Constitution.

 

9.9 The Deputy Treasurer General

It shall be the duty of the Treasurer General to;

a)Assist the Treasurer –General with the exercise of his/her powers, functions and administrative duties as provided for in this Constitution.

b)Act on behalf of the Treasurer –General whenever the Treasurer-General is absent from Zimbabwe or is for any reason unable to perform his/her powers, functions or administrative duties.

c)Perform such functions relating to the functioning of the standing committee and other general matters as may be assigned to him/her by the Treasurer-General and or President or National Council.

 

9.10 The National Organising Secretary

The National Organising Secretary shall;

a)Conduct the elections of the Provincial Executive Committees.

b)Conduct of ensure that Party elections are conducted at Branch, Ward and District level.

c)Supervise and coordinate the recruitment of members into the Party.

d)Be responsible for administering Party structures subject to the control of the Executive as provided for in this Constitution.

e)Ensure the establishment of Party structures and organs from the branch to the

f)Supervise and monitor the political programmes of the Provincial, District, Ward and Branch structures of the Party.

g)Be responsible for collating, gathering and collecting all lists of Party membership and Party members.

h)Be responsible for the implementation of the Party’s programmes of action and advocacy including organising all activities aimed at achieving the Party’s long and short term goals.

i)Be responsible for the Party’s educational programmes on the Party’s values and principles.

j)Be the Chief Master of Ceremonies at all Party National functions including rallies, public meetings, Congress and the National Conference.

k)Perform any such other functions and duties and exercise such powers as may be assigned to him/her by the President or the National Chairman or the Secretary General, the National Executive or National Council provided that such a function shall not include functions, duties, powers that someone else has under or in terms of this Constitution.

9.11 The Deputy National Organising Secretary

It shall be the duty of the Deputy National Organising Secretary to;

a)Assist the National Organising Secretary with the exercise of his/her powers, functions and administrative duties as provided for in this Constitution.

b)Act on behalf of the National Organising Secretary when the National Organising Secretary is absent from Zimbabwe or is for any reason unable to perform his/or powers, functions or administrative duties.

c)Perform such functions relating to the functioning of Standing Committees and other general matters as may be assigned to him/her by the National Organising Secretary and/or National Council.

 

9.12 The Secretary for Information and Publicity

The Secretary for Information and Publicity shall;

a)Under the supervision of the National Council act as the general spokesperson of the Party on all Party affairs.

b)Supervise and coordinate the development of the Party’s communication and media strategies.

c)Ensure that the Party Policies are adequately communicated and explained to the public.

d)Be responsible for the preparation and approval of the Party’s Press releases and advertisement material of whatever description.

e)Perform such other duties and functions and such powers as may be assigned to him/her by the present Secretary General or the National Executive Committee or National Council provided that such assignment shall not include powers, duties or functions vested in someone else under the terms of this Constitution.

 

9.13 The Secretary for National Elections shall;

a)Be the secretary to the Directorate of National Elections.

b)Implement the programmes and activities of the National Directorate of Elections.

c)Through the Directorate of National Elections be responsible for the development and implementation of the party’s election strategy in both local and National elections.

d)Be responsible together with the National Organising Department for the development and implementation of party programmes on voter education and registration.

e)Through the Directorate of elections, ensure that at all times the party has a register of trained election agents, in the District, Ward, and be responsible for recruiting and training of election agents.

f)In consultation with the Secretary for Defence and Security, ensure that all security measures are put in place before election.

g)Shall carry out other functions as delegated by the National Directorate of Elections and the National Executive.

 

9.14 Secretary for Policy and Research.

a)There shall be a secretary for Policy and Research whose duties shall be to;

b)Initiate research on party policies.

c)Ensure that at all times the party has updated policies.

d)Ensure that party policies are well coordinated aligned to each other.

e)Ensure that party policies are disseminated and published.

f)Shall perform any other party duties delegated by the National Executive Committee.

 

9.15 Secretary for International Relations and International cooperation.

There shall be a Secretary for International Relations and International cooperation whose duties shall include the following;

a)To articulate, coordinate and implement the party’s international policy.

b)Liaise with regional, continental and other International bodies in pursuance of the party’s foreign and other related issues.

c)Shall be the Deputy Chairperson to the party’s International relations committee.

d)Shall prepare and submit monthly written reports and the activities of the International relations Committee, which reports are to be tabled before the National standing Committee.

e)Shall perform any other duties delegated by the National council and National Executive Committee.

 

9.16 Secretary for Parliamentary and constitutional Affairs.

There shall be a Secretary for Parliamentary and Constitutional Affairs whose duties shall include the following;

a)In consultation with the party’s Chief Whip, design and coordinate the party’s parliamentary programmes and other related parliamentary activities.

b)Shall ensure that all members of parliament conduct regular Constituency report back meetings.

c)Shall in liaison with the Secretary for policy and research, ensure that all parliamentarians are well researched and well acquainted with the party’s Parliamentary and Constitutional policies and other related matters.

d)To ensure that adoption, development, and maintenance of a National Constitution that accords with the values, visions, and aims of human rights, democracy, good governance and constitutionalism.

e)Shall perform any other duties delegated by the National Council and National Executive.

 

9.17. Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs.

The Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs shall be responsible for the formulation of the party’s Justice Policy and in so doing shall work closely with the Secretary for Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs;

a)Shall appear in all disciplinary proceedings putting forward the case of the Party.

b)Together with the Secretary General, shall liaise with the party’s external lawyers and counsels.

c)Shall ensure that Party members and activists have access to legal services in respect of causes of action arising out of membership to the party.

d)Shall engage or facilitate research in all legal matters.

e)Shall submit monthly written reports to the national Executive Committee on the activities of the committee.

f)Shall prepare and submit monthly written reports on the activities of the Justice and Legal Committee, whose reports are to be tabled before the National Standing Committee.

g)Shall perform any other duties delegated by the National council and National Executive Committee.

 

9.18 Secretary for Party Business, Investments and projects.

There shall be a Secretary for Party Business, Investments and projects whose functions shall be to;

a)Report to the Treasurer and the Finance and Administration Committee.

b)Be responsible for the identification of business opportunities that the party may invest in.

c)Perform any other duties as may be delegated by the Treasurer and the National Executive.

 

9.19 Secretary for Information Communication Technology Development

There shall be a Secretary for Information Communication Technology Development whose duties shall be to;

a)Formulating and articulating the party’s policies in respect of Information Technology Systems (ICTs).

b)Ensure that the party is ICT compliant.

c)Ensure that all party officers have modern ICT linkages.

d)Working under the Secretary for Information and Publicity in the Development of the party’s website and other ICT platforms.

e)Shall perform any other duties delegated by the National Council and National Executive Committee.

 

9.20 Secretary for Environment and Climatic Change.

There shall be a Secretary for Environmental Protection and Climate Change whose duties shall include;

 

a)Developing and articulating the party’s environmental policies especially dealing with the issues of Global warming and climate change.

b)Shall perform any other duties delegated by the National Council and National Executive Committee.

 

9.21 UCAD GREEN PARTY FOUNDER MEMBERS

 

The following are the UCAD Green Party Founder Members and on their own constitute a Committee which is part of Congress. They are honoured for founding the Party, going through very tough times in the hands of Zanu PF. Some were imprisoned while others were contributing immensely particularly financially and otherwise to the well-being of those who were in prison. The recognisable contributions are those that were being made towards the whole group, such as towards legal fees and establishing contacts for reasons of ensuring the safety and release of the UCAD Geen leaders. The membership remains permanent. A member of this group may only choose to be disqualified by way of violating the Party policies that relate to Founding members. The full list is as follows;

a)Albert Mugove Matapo

b)Emmanuel Marara

c)Oncemore Mudzurahona

d)Zvinemi Matapo nee Museye

e)Patson Mupfure

f)Charles Vova

g)Nyasha Zivuku

h)Rangarirai Mazivofa

i)Shingirai Webester Mutemachani

j)Edmore Gapare

k)Jonathan Kisi

l)Tawanda Munyoro

m)Shephard Sibanda

n)Amnos Gapukapu

o)Peter Muto

p)Charles Gundani

q)Fungai Matapo

r)Nemhara

s)Magara

t)The Lawyer

u)Noah Njobo

v)Hwande

w)Elias Gapare

x)Charles Mufudze

y)Ernest Chuma

z)David Chidoko

aa)Ruperts Chimanga

bb)Gary Mudzurahona

cc)Ackim Matare

dd)Watson Watungwa

ee)Lovemore Taruvinga

ff)Canny Kaeto

gg)There are others whose names may get known in the course of events

and will be added accordingly.

 

There are quite a number of other members who continue to play a sterling role in our midst and are poised to be added as part of the above list at a later stage.

 

NOTE: A Founder Member ceases to be a Founder Member if he/she joins another political party which is not UCAD Green or when he/she aligns himself /herself to a grouping which is opposed to UCAD Green. One example is, any grouping that is made up of Zanu PF members or people who are sympathetic to Zanu PF. UCAD Green is strongly opposed to anyone who has been directly or indirectly involved in Human Rights abuses. In the event of UCAD Green getting into power, all those who were involved directly or indirectly in Human Rights abuses will have to be prosecuted. If any member of UCAD Green for whatever reasons was involved in Human Rights violations, he/she will also be prosecuted if implicated by an Independent Commission that shall be set up to investigate and recommend prosecution of perpetrators. If a Founding Member is disqualified for violating and/or offending this Constitution, then such membership may not be renewed. If such a member decides to re-join UCAD Green, will only be like any other member of the Party not necessarily a Founder Member. He/she can hold any position but can never be part of the Founding Members group again.

 

9.22 Death or Resignation of Office Bearers

 

9.22.1 1In the event of the death and resignation of the President, the National Chairman assumes the role of Acting President pending the holding of an Extra-Ordinary Congress that shall be held to elect a new President which Extra-Ordinary Congress shall be held no later than a year from the death or resignation of the President.

 

9.22.2 2In the event of the death or resignation of the President and the National Chairman, then the Secretary for Defence and Secretary becomes the Acting President. The next position to be the Acting President should the President, National Chairman and Secretary for Defence and Security is the Vice Chairperson.

 

9.22.3 In the event of death or resignation of any other position, their deputies assume the posts.

 

9.23 Indemnity

 

9.23.1 Senior Office bearers of the Party and other members of the National Council shall not be liable to the Party and its members for any loss arising from any mistake or omission occasioned in good faith.

 

9.23.2 Senior Office bearers of the Party and other members of the National Council shall be entitled to an indemnity out of the assets of the Party (including future assets) against all costs, damages incurred by them in good faith in the execution of their powers and duties

 

ARTICLE 10

 

Party Committees

 

10 General provisions applying to all Committees

 

10.1 The Party shall operate through the Party Committee system and accordingly, it shall be the duty of the Secretary General to ensure that all committees are functioning and submitting reports to the National Executive.

 

10.2 All Policy Committees shall have a staff co-ordinator whose role is to ensure the smooth co-ordination of the committees.

 

10.3 All Policy Committees shall meet at least once a month and shall provide written reports to the Secretary General.

 

10.4 No committee shall make a decision that is in conflict with the National Executive Committee.

 

10.5 No decision of any committee on major issues shall be implemented before approval by the National Executive Committee.

 

10.6 Activities and reports of the committee are confidential and no member shall comment on issues being dealt with by the committee without authority of the Secretary General.

 

10.7 The National Executive Committee shall have the right to replace a committee which fails to meet on two consecutive months with reasonable justification.

10.8 The primary responsibility of organising meetings and activities of the committee shall lie primarily with the Chairperson.

 

10.9 No Chairperson and no Committee can unilaterally co-opt members without the written permission of the National Executive Committee given through the Secretary General.

 

10.10 All Policy Portfolio Secretaries shall chair their relevant policy development committees.

 

10.11 The Party shall have the following committees which are meant to protect and further the objectives of the Party.

 

A Executive Committees

1.Policy Council

2.International Relation Committee

3.Administrative and Finance Committee

4.The Treasury and Fundraising Committee.

5.The National Directorate of Elections.

6.The Organising Committee.

7.Information and Publicity Committee.

8.Disciplinary Committee

 

B Policy Development Committees

1.Gender and Children’s Rights Committee.

2.Youth and Development Committee.

3.Economic Affairs Committee.

4.Education Committee.

5.Health and Child Welfare Committee.

6.Land and Agriculture Committee.

7.Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.

8.Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Committee.

 

10.11.1. The Administration and Finance Committee

The Administration and Finance shall have the following members;

 

1.The Secretary General as the Chairperson.

2.Deputy Secretary General as the Deputy Chairperson.

3.Treasurer General as the Secretary.

4.Deputy Treasurer General as the Vice Secretary.

5.Organising Secretary.

6.Secretary for Investments, Party Business and Projects.

7.Three Committee Members.

 

10.11.2 Functions of the Administration and Finance Committee shall be to;

a)Recruit and terminate contracts for employees.

b)Prepare Party budgets.

c)Prepare and recommend all budgets and Party Revenue and expenditure schedules.

d)Attend to all administrative duties including maintenance of assets register, membership register, acquisition and disposal of properties.

e)Generally provide administrative leadership in the Party.

f)Prepare financial reports for each National Executive Committee through the Treasurer General.

g)Prepare financial statements and records for the Party.

h)Prepare the annual budget of the Party.

 

10.12 The Treasury and Fundraising Committee

 

10.12.1 There shall be a Finance Committee which comprise of the following members;

a)Treasurer General as Chairperson.

b)Deputy Treasurer General as Deputy Chairperson.

c)Secretary for Investments.

d)Treasurers of the Young Crusaders and Female Crusaders Assemblies.

e)The Secretary General as an ex-officio member.

f)Three other Committee Members.

 

10.12.2 The Functions of the Finance Committee shall be to;

a)Fundraise for the Party.

b)Oversee, audit and scrutinise sub-party accounts of departments, provinces, districts and other party organs.

c)Prepare investment strategies for the Party, including advice and indications to the National Council on Investment proposals.

 

10.13. The Organising Committee

 

10.13.1There shall be an Organising Committee chaired by the National Organising Secretary whose members include;

a)Deputy Organising Secretary.

b)Treasurer General.

c)Secretary for National Elections.

d)Chairpersons and Organising Secretaries of Female and Young Crusaders.

e)Secretary for Policy and Research.

f)Secretary for local Government.

g)Secretary for Information and Publicity.

h)Secretary for Recruitment and Mobilisation for Female and Young Crusaders Assemblies.

i)Three other committee members.

 

10.13.2. The functions of the Organising Committee shall be as follows;

a)Develop and implement a mobilisation and recruitment strategy for the Party.

b)Ensure that programmes and activities are being carried out in the Party in terms of this Constitution and provide regular reports to the National Executive through the Organising Secretary.

c)Build and maintain all Party structures.

d)Ensure all statutory meetings of lower level structures are held as defined in this constitution.

e)Develop and implement a cadreship development training programme.

 

10.14 Policy Council

 

10.14.1 There shall be a Policy Council which shall be chaired by the President and whose other members shall be;

 

a)All the Founder Members –the most senior of them all being Vice Chairperson.

b)Secretary General.

c)Secretary for Policy Development.

d)All Chairpersons of the Policy Development Committees.

e)National Chairperson and Vice National Chairperson.

f)Any invited members.

 

10.14.2 Functions of the Policy Council shall be as follows;

a)Develop a programme for Policy Development which shall be executed by each Chairperson of all the Policy Development Committees.

b)To oversee research for and on behalf of the Party in all matters of policy concern.

c)To develop the Party’s manifesto and any other such documents.

 

10.15 Advocacy Committee

 

10.15.1There shall be an Advocacy Committee whose members are as follows;

a)The Deputy as Chairperson.

b)The Treasurer General as Vice Chairperson.

c)The Organising Secretary.

d)The Secretary for Information and Publicity.

e)Secretary for International Relations.

f)Secretaries for International Relations in the Female and Young Crusaders Assemblies.

 

10.15.2 Functions of the Advocacy Committee.

a)Develop and implement the Party’s programme for International Relations.

b)To build a strong network of engagement with international organisations and governments.

c)To ensure the Party’s membership in like-minded international organisations.

(Build an international campaign promoting the Party’s values and interests)

 

10.16 The National Executive of the National Council may constitute and appoint such other committee as may be necessary from time to time.

 

10.17 The Directorate of National Elections

 

10.17.1 There shall be a Directorate of National Elections which shall;

a)Be responsible for development and implementation of the Party’s election strategy in all National and local Government elections.

b)Be responsible for the development and implementation of the Party’s programmes on Voter Registration and Education.

c)Devise and ensure the implementation of all anti-rigging strategies and measures for all National and Local Government elections.

d)Ensure that all information relating to any and all electoral matters is available to the Party at all material times.

e)Supervise and monitor the implementation of all the Party’s elections campaign programmes in all elections.

f)Direct or command any organ or structure and department of the Party to perform any function or duty during any election campaign subject to the control of the National Council.

g)Ensure that the Party is in a state of preparedness in respect of all National elections that the Party will participate in.

h)Monitor and observe such elections and present a report to the National Council.

i)Supervise and control the functions, roles and duties of all Directors of elections at Provincial, District and Ward level.

j)Perform such other functions and duties and exercise such powers as assigned to the same by the National Council.

 

10.17.2 The Directorate of National Elections comprises of the following members;

a)The National Chairperson of the Party as the Chairperson.

b)The Deputy National Chairperson as the Deputy.

c)The Secretary for National Elections as the Secretary.

d)The Treasurer General.

e)The National Organising Secretary.

f)The Deputy National Organising Secretary.

g)The Secretary for Information and Publicity.

h)The Secretary for Policy and Research

i)The Secretaries of Elections for both Female and Young Crusaders Assemblies

j)Eight other members as appointed by the National Executive Committee

 

ARTICLE 11

 

FINANCES

 

11.1 The Party shall be financed by membership contributions, donations and any investments by the party and disbursements that may be due to it.

 

11.2 The Treasurer General shall be the custodian of Party Funds in terms of this constitution.

 

11.3 The National Council shall prescribe the manner in which funds shall be kept and the manner in which money may be withdrawn for Party use, including a prescription of which officers shall be signatories to Party accounts.

 

11.4 There shall be an annual audit of Party Funds by a firm of reputed auditors in Zimbabwe and a report of such audit shall be made annually to the National Council.

 

11.5 There shall be a Party Trust established for the administration and management of trust funds that may be donated and/or deposited in the trust account by those donors requiring that their donations be administered by a trust.

 

ARTICLE 12

 

12 Disciplinary Proceedings against Members of the National standing Committee.

 

12.1 Notwithstanding any Provision in this Constitution, no disciplinary proceedings against members of the National Standing Committee shall be commenced without the approval of a two thirds majority of the National Council. Once such a decision is made, the particular affected office bearer shall be automatically suspended pending the determination of the charges against him/her, by an independent tribunal duly appointed by the National Council, comprising of three registered legal practitioners of whom shall be qualified to be a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe.

 

12.2 The independent tribunal appointed above shall have the powers of meting out any penalty to the affected official including suspension and expulsion from the Party.

 

12.3 The independent tribunal shall be obliged to follow all formal rules of the court proceedings and shall allow the affected official the benefit of legal representation.

12.4 An appeal shall lie from any decision of the above independent tribunal to the National Congress only, and such appeal shall be made within fourteen days from the date of Determination.

 

ARTICLE 13

 

THE APPEALS TRIBUNAL

 

13.1 The Party shall establish an Appeals Tribunal which shall have the functions of hearing and determining appeals on any matter in which a member has a grievance under the constitution of the party as well as on all matters in respect of which jurisdiction is conferred by this constitution.

 

13.2 Any dispute over the interpretation of this constitution may be referred to the Appeals Tribunal for a ruling.

 

13.3 The Appeals Tribunal shall consist of;

a)The Appeals Tribunal President, who shall be a trained and qualified legal practitioner of at least seven years’ experience, must be a member of the party and at least 40 years of age.

b)There should be eight other individual members of the party.

 

13.4 The Appeals Tribunal shall be elected by Congress and shall serve for five years. Members shall be eligible for re-appointment. Nominations for members of the Tribunal shall be subscribed by two Congress representatives.

 

13.5 No person shall be eligible for appointment as a member of the Tribunal who is a member of the National Council. A member of the Tribunal shall cease to be so if elected to the National Council.

 

13.6 Not less than three members of the Tribunal selected by the Appeals Tribunal President shall sit to hear any appeal. If none of the three is a qualified lawyer, the Tribunal shall employ a duly registered lawyer from within or outside the Country who may then act as the President of the Tribunal. In both cases, there should be two assessors to assist the Tribunal President who has the final say.

 

13.7 All Appeals should be heard in private except where both parties to the appeal agree otherwise.

 

13.8 The Tribunal shall give reasons for its decision, but shall have discretion whether to give publicity to a decision.

 

13.9 A record of decision and reason shall be kept by the Secretary General.

 

13.10 An Appellant must give notice of appeal, in writing, within fourteen days of receiving advice of any ruling, to the Appeals Tribunal President and shall give a copy of that notice to the Secretary General or to the members of the party with whom the appellant is aggrieved. Such a body shall act as respondent to the appeal. The Tribunal may refuse to hear any appeal if, in its opinion, there has been undue delay on the part of the appellant in giving notice of the appeal in terms of the rules, or if the appeal is deemed to be frivolous or vexatious.

 

13.11 Except with the agreement of all parties to an appeal, otherwise the appeal should be heard within two months of the receipt of notice of the appeal by the Appeals Tribunal President.

 

ARTICLE 14

14 Code of conduct and Discipline

 

14.1 All members of the Party and all office bearers are bound by this Constitution and in particular the code of conduct and code of ethics which are incorporated in this Constitution

 

ARTICLE 15

 

15. Election of National and Local Government Candidates

 

15.1 The National Council shall maintain a panel (the panel) of approved members of the Party of good standing who wish to stand for election as Members of Parliament or local Government posts. The members of the Party are approved by the Founding Members of the Party and such selection is done in strict confidence. No one has any right of appeal to this selection criterion. Those selected are the ones who would then be allowed to participate in the Party’s Primary elections in a democratic manner. What is not allowed is to have non-member of the Party to be the Party in National Elections.

 

15.2 A member shall be of good standing if he/she

a)Is a fully paid up member of UCAD Green and has been duly selected by the Founder Members of the Party.

b)Is a registered voter in the area for which he/she is standing.

c)Does not have a criminal record as prescribed in the National Constitution (unless the criminal record is not approved by the Founding Members).

d)Is competent and credible.

e)Is not insolvent.

 

15.3 If any member of the Party desires to be entered on the panel, he/she shall submit their curriculum to their respective Provincial Committees.

 

15.4 The Provincial Committees shall the compile a list of candidates for each constituency and forward such list to the National Council through the Secretary General. The National Council will consult the Founding Members before they consider working on the list.

 

15.5 If the application is approved by the Founding members, then by the National Council, the applicant shall be entered on the panel.

 

15.6 Any person entered on the list shall remain so until

 

a)He/she ceases to be a member of the Party or that the Founding Members have seen it fit to remove him or her.

b)He/she resigns from the panel by giving notice in writing to the National Council through the Secretary General.. in which case the National Council also informs the Founding Members about the decision of the member to resign.

 

15.7 The National Council shall review the panel after each general election and may require any person wishing to remain on the panel to submit a new application.

 

15.8 All candidates standing for election will be approved by the Party’s Founder Members and the National Council who both shall take into account the following factors;

a)The candidate’s history of activities in the Party.

b)The candidate’s adherence to the objectives of the Party.

c)The candidate’s standing in the community.

d)Whether the inclusion of such a candidate does not negatively affect the gender, racial, tribal and regional balance.

 

15.9 The founding Members and National Council may qualify or reject any candidate where they are satisfied that it is not in the interest of the Party for the candidate to stand as the Party’s candidate in any election. However, the final decision rests with the Party’s Founding Members.

 

15.10 Every candidate seeking to hold office as a local authority Councillor, Mayor, Member of Parliament or Senator shall be elected through a Primary Election provided that;

a)In any election, the National Council acting on the recommendations of the National Directorate of Elections shall have the absolute discretion of determining the process of any selection or determination of any candidate.

b)All candidates wishing to participate in a parliamentary election for a particular District shall send their applications to the National Executive Committee through the Secretary General.

c)Where more than one candidate has been listed, the National Election Directorate shall conduct an election among the competing candidates in wards in respect of Councillors and Districts in respect of Members of Parliament.

d)The National Council shall develop a list of candidates for elections for every District in respect of Parliament and Ward in respect of local Authorities.

e)Voting shall be by secret ballot and the candidate polling the highest number of votes shall be declared winner.

 

ARTICLE 16

 

16 Powers of the National Council

 

16.1 The National Council notwithstanding anything contained herein shall have the absolute discretion of determining the manner and process of any selection including the power of making any appointment to any position.

 

16.2 Furthermore, the National Council shall in the interest of Gender, racial, tribal, regional balance have the power of reserving some seats to be filled by particular groupings of people.

 

16.3 The National Council after consultation with Founding Members has the power of directing that no primary elections shall be held in any constituency for good reason.

 

16.4 The National Council may disqualify or reject any selected candidate where it is satisfied that it is not in the interest of the Party for that candidate to stand as the Party’s candidate in any election.

16.5 In the event of such a disqualification or rejection, the National Council may call for another selection process and election or may itself choose the candidate by a two thirds majority.

 

ARTICLE 17

 

17 Powers of Founder Members

 

17.1 Founder Members can sit at any time to decide on Party issues.

 

17.2 Any decision by Founder Members should be respected and reviewed by the Executive Council before being implemented.

17.3 Founder Members have the prerogative to questions decisions that are not in tandem with the spirit and aspirations of the Party.

 

ARTICLE 18

 

Amendments to Constitution

 

18.1 Any amendments to the Constitution shall require approval first by Founding Members, then second by at least two thirds of the delegates present and voting at Congress.

 

ARTICLE 19

 

Oversights and Omissions

 

19.1 In any place where the requirements of this Constitution cannot be satisfied because of an omission or oversight in draughtsmanship, or because a body provided for has not been established, or an officer provided for in this Constitution has not been elected or appointed, or because of a procedural problem, the National Council after consultation with the Founder Members shall have the power to make such arrangements which, in their opinion, satisfy the spirit of this Constitution and shall seek final approval for such arrangement at the congress.

 

ARTICLE 20

 

Dissolution and Split

 

20.1 A motion to dissolve the Party can only be placed on the Agenda of a meeting of Congress upon the written request of one third of those entitled to attend Congress or upon written request of at least two thirds of the Provincial Executive Committee after consulting the Founder Members.

 

20.2 In the event of a split, the name of the Party and indeed all Party Assets will go to the side with the majority. Any person who makes a decision to split the Party, once he/she makes the decision known would be automatically dismissed from the Party.

 

20.3 A resolution to dissolve the Party shall be considered adopted if it has received the affirmative votes of at least three quarters of the total membership of Congress.

 

20.4 In the event of dissolution of the Party its property and assets of whatever description shall be disposed of for such charitable purposes as determined by the National Council existing at the time of the dissolution after consultation with Founding Members provided that no member of the Party shall benefit from such disposal.

 

ANNEXURE A

 

The Crusaders Code of Ethics for all office bearers and members of the Party.

Preamble

 

UCAD Green is a party of solidarity, justice, equality, liberty, freedom, transparency, humble and obedient leadership and accountability as its core founding values.

The Party seeks to pursue the values of social liberation, social justice and democratic empowerment and transformation of Zimbabwe into a New Zimbabwe. The Party is aware that Zimbabwe is currently under dictatorship, under a Party that found itself into power through hook and crook, a Party that has committed so many atrocities, a team of criminals, liars, murderers, fraudsters etc. The country is reeling under a Party that is in power not because they were chosen by the people but by coercion, intimidation and cheating. UCAD Green Party is determined to use every democratic means possible to ensure the people get the democracy that they badly need. All people will be treated the same under the new government of UCAD Green. UCAD Green is definitely the next government after the one for Zanu PF thieves, and will do everything possible to balance up resources, to stabilize the economy, to create jobs, to tame inflation, to ensure that everyone has food on the table, to ensure that all pupils go to school and all are receiving quality education, to ensure health for all, bring back the rule of law, adhere to the International law, ensure there is zero tolerance to corruption, ensure there is minimal economic destruction to the natural environment, ensure that New Zimbabwe is a lovely place for everyone, ensure there is zero tolerance to racism, tribalism, sexism, regionalism, xenophobia etc. UCAD Green will build a multi-racial society, a multi-cultural and multi-religious nation with the potential to become the jewel of the world.

 

Pursuant to all the above, UCAD Green has come up with a Code of Conduct. The Party now adopts the Code.

 

Section 1

 

1.The Title: The code may be cited as UCAD Green`s code of conduct.

2.Application: This code shall apply to all elected, appointed or deployed officials of the Party, serving in the Party, in Government, local authorities, any institution receiving public funds, parastatals, voluntary association and any other public or private body howsoever defined.

3.Objectives of the Code of Conduct:

a)To regulate the conduct of all officials holding public positions.

b)To set and determine standards for elected, appointed and deployed officials holding office.

c)To make all UCAD Green officials accountable to certain ethical and moral standards of excellence that recognise the values of the Party and interests of the public which should be at the centre of their conduct and operations.

d)To maintain public confidence and trust in the integrity of elected and appointed representatives and officials of UCAD Green individually, and the respect and confidence that society bestows on such offices as their institutions.

e)To provide for greater certainty and guidance for elected, appointed or deployed representatives of UCAD Green on how to reconcile their private lives with their public duties in pursuit of excellence.

f)To provide a legitimate and transparent yardstick for the evaluation of all elected officials of UCAD Green by establishing common rules and by providing the means by which questions relating to proper conduct may be answered.

 

Section 2

 

1.Principles: All elected, appointed or deployed representative of the UCAD Green are expected to uphold the following principles;

a)Uphold the UCAD Green Constitution; UCAD Green elected, appointed or deployed representatives shall uphold the constitution of the Party and be loyal to the values, aims and objects of the same so as to maintain and enhance public confidence and trust in the integrity of the party and offices it holds.

b)Public Security; UCAD Green elected, appointed officials shall perform their official duties and arrange their private affairs in a manner that allows the closest public scrutiny. This obligation is not fully discharged by simply acting within the law.

c)Independence; UCAD Green elected or deployed official shall take care to avoid placing themselves under financial or other obligation to outside individuals or

d)organisations that might influence them in the performance of their duties particular vigilance should be exercised when dealing with lobbyists.

e)Primacy of the Public interest; Upon election, and appointment or deployment to office, UCAD Green officials shall arrange their private affairs so that foreseeable real or apparent conflict of interests may be prevented from arising, but if a conflict arises, it shall be resolved in a manner that that protects the interest of the public.

f)Gifts and Benefits; UCAD Green elected, appointed, deployed or representative shall not accept any gift or favour on behalf of UCAD Green that may reasonably compromise their personal judgement or integrity, or bring the party into disrepute.

g)Respect of the Law and the Party; UCAD Green elected, appointed or deployed officials shall be bound by the provision of this Constitution.

h)Objectivity; In carrying out public business, including making appointments, awarding contracts or anything with commercial interest, recommending individuals for awards or benefits, UCAD Green elected, appointed or deployed representatives and officials shall make choices on the basis of merit.

i)Leadership; UCAD Green elected, appointed or deployed shall promote and sustain these principles by leadership and by example.

j)Bribery; UCAD Green elected, appointed, or deployed representatives shall not promote any matter, vote on any bill or resolution or ask any question in return for payment or favour.

k)Use of Public Resources; UCAD Green elected, appointed or deployed officials must use the public resources to which they are granted access according to any guidelines or rules about the use of these resources.

l)Use of Confidential Information; UCAD Green elected, appointed or deployed officials must not knowingly and improperly use official information which is not in the public domain, or information obtained in confidence in the course of their official duties, for the private benefit of themselves or others.

 

Section 3

 

1.To the extent that UCAD Green has a clear position on land conservancies or commercial interests, it shall a breach of this code if any elected, deployed or appointed member of the party should acquire any land or conservancy in a manner which is inconsistent with the position of the party.

2.Disciplinary procedures; All disciplinary cases and procedures shall be dealt with, in terms of this constitution provided that, notwithstanding any provision in the Constitution, the party shall have the right to suspend or dismiss any official in breach of this Real change Code after due process has been followed.

3.Enforcement Mechanisms;

 

Schedule of offences;

 

a)Schedule 1 (very serious offences) (i) Murder (ii) Racism (iii) Regionalism (iv) rape (v) Corruption (vi) Bribery/ criminal abuse of office (vii) Human Rights abuse of whatever form.

b)Schedule 2 (Serious offences). (i) Nepotism (ii) Factionalism (iii) Fraud (iv) Robbery (v) Public and Domestic violence (vi) Sexual harassment (vii) Theft (viii) Extortion (ix) Stock theft (x) unlawful entry.

c)Schedule 3 (others) (i) Public indecency including throwing of litter on undesignated places, expectorating, indiscriminate peeing and booing and jeering at anyone (iii) Failure to send children to school when state institutions are there to assist.

 

 

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