Women’s league in 5 million votes mobilisation drive

Women’s league in 5 million votes mobilisation drive

By ZBC Reporter

ZANU PF Women’s League members have been challenged to sharpen their mobilisation skills to deliver a resounding victory for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the 2023 harmonised elections.

The ZANU PF Manicaland Women’s League held its provincial executive meeting in Mutare this Thursday, where issues of electing five members from the party wing to be part of the Central Committee were high on the agenda.

ZANU PF Women’s League Secretary for Administration, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, who is also the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, implored members of the women’s league to remain guided by the party constitution that emphasises unity, discipline, and loyalty.

“The spirit of unity and loyalty to the party is very important. We have democracy, but by its nature, it’s subject to contestation. We however don’t want democracy to cause divisions, but it should strengthen the party. We should shun division as it cannot take us far. There should be no one who belongs to individuals as the party is more supreme than any individual.

“As the Women’s League, let us continue to be disciplined by following the party constitution and values. We need to register people to vote. We should have more than 700 000 voters for President Mnangagwa as the third largest province in the country in terms of votes. The result from this province has a bearing on the final election result,” she said.

The league has been urged to take advantage of the enormous strides by the Second Republic to rally support for President Mnangagwa ahead of next year’s elections.

“President Mnangagwa‘s successes are there to see for everyone. There is a need to conduct door-to-door campaigns. We need to ensure the people at the grassroots register to vote. The President has created a conducive environment for economic empowerment. The universities have started innovation centres.

“It is our task as leaders to raise consciousness so that the people understand the good works that are being spearheaded by President Mnangagwa. This year, through President Mnangagwa’s policies, we are going to harvest record wheat yields,” said Senator Mutsvangwa.

ZANU PF Manicaland Women’s League Provincial Chairperson Happiness Nyakuedzwa explained the criteria to select the five members who will be appointed to the Central Committee.

“All substantive members of the national executive are members of the Central Committee. This means Minister Mutsvangwa and Cde Uta Chimuso are automatic central community members.

“We have additional positions from the Women’s League in every province to be included in the Central Committee. The President agreed to give the Women’s League a quota to increase representation in the Central Committee.

“We need to first consider districts without national representation when electing members. We have four districts, with Chipinge getting the fifth position because of its size. Submission of CVs will be from the selected districts.”

Meanwhile, the meeting was given an update on the implementation of empowerment programmes and mobilisation initiatives by the wing in all the districts in the province as the Women’s League pledges to continue with the mobilisation drive.