Who Can Join ZAPU
Membership of ZAPU is open to all Zimbabwean above the age of 18 years, irrespective of race, colour and creed, who accept its principles, policies and programmes and are prepared to abide by its Constitution and rules.
Others who may apply for membership include:
- spouses or children of Zimbabawean who have manifested a clear identification with Zimbabwe people and its struggle;
- people who are resident in Zimbabwe and have manifested a clear identification with Zimbabwe people and their struggle.
Rights and duties of members
ZAPU member has the right to:
- Take a full and active part in the discussion, formulation and implementation of the policy of ZAPU.
- Receive and impart information on all aspects of ZAPU policy and activities.
- Offer constructive criticism of any member, official, policy programme or activity of ZAPU within its structures.
- Take part in elections and be elected or appointed to any committee, structure, commission or delegation of ZAPU.
- Submit proposals or statements through the appropriate structures to the branch, province, region or NEC.
ZAPU member has a duty to:
- Belong to and take an active part in the life of his or her branch.
- Take all necessary steps to understand and carry out the aims, policy and programme of ZAPU.
- Explain the aims, policy and programme of ZAPU to the people.
- Deepen his or her understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic problems of the country.
- Combat propaganda detrimental to the interests of ZAPU and defend the policy, aims and programme of ZAPU.
- Fight against racism, tribal chauvinism, sexism, religious and political intolerance or any other form of discrimination or chauvinism.
- Observe discipline, behave honestly and carry out loyally decisions of the majority and decisions of higher bodies.
- Inform his or her branch of movement to any other area and report to the branch committee secretary on arriving at any new area.
- Refrain from publishing and/or distributing any media without authorisation which purports to be the view of any organised grouping, faction or tendency within ZAPU.
- All members shall ensure that they are registered as voters in the constituency where they live.
- ZAPU members who hold elective office in any sphere of governance at national, provincial or local level are required to be members of the appropriate caucus, to function within its rules and to abide by its decisions under the general provisions of this Constitution and the constitutional structures of ZAPU
How to join the ZAPU
To join the ZAPU:
- Contact the Secretary of your nearest ZAPU branch. The appropriate ZAPU Provincial or Regional Office can assist you with the name and contact details of the branch.
On application, an acknowledgement of provisional membership will be sent to you together with any available information about your branch.
Applications for membership are considered by the branch executive committee, the regional executive committee or any other appropriate structures. Unless any objections are received, a provisional member will become a full member after a period of eight weeks. A membership card will then be issued.
For more information on ZAPU membership, Please read ZAPU Constitution which can be located on our website.