By Fungai Jachi
THE newly elected Zanu Pf Women’s League National Executive Council has been challenged to work hard towards mobilising votes to ensure a resounding victory for the revolutionary party in next year’s harmonised elections.
ZANU PF National Political Commissar Dr Mike Bimha challenged the women’s leadership to be forthright leaders who will defend the gains of the liberation.
“ I would like to commend you, the Women’s league for exhibiting such high level of professionalism and maturity during the elections. Remember, it is not about the positions that you hold but the work that you have been chosen to do. You have been given a chance to contribute to the party. You now have to work towards winning next year’s elections so you have to work extra hard for the party to excel, he said.
The conference also saw the Women’s League adopting resolutions that include endorsing President Emmerson Mnangagwa as their sole presidential candidate for next year’s election.
“As the Women’s League, we endorse President Emmerson Mnangagwa as our sole Presidential Candidate for the 2023 elections. We also call that the party disciplines those members who facilitate corruption, we call that government be directed to allocate land to women and that women be included in land committees. The Chitepo School of ideology should be decentralised and that religious groups conform to the constitution to protect women and girls,” said Cde Cecilia Bhebhe-Ndubiwa, Zanu Pf Women’s League National Secretary for Legal Affairs
Cde Angeline Masuku retained her seat as the National Deputy Secretary for Women Affairs, while Senator Monica Mutsvangwa was re-elected as the National Secretary for Administration and Cde Tsitsi Mugabe remains the National Secretary for Finance.
Cde Betty Kaseke becomes the new National Secretary for External Affairs with Cde Cecilia Bhebhe- Ndubiwa becoming the new National Secretary for Legal Affairs.
The position of the Secretary for Women Affairs is a non-elective post as it comes as an appointment by the first Secretary of ZANU PF President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The newly elected national Women’s League Executive will be in office until 2027.