ZANU PF candidate mobilises pothole-patching material

By Tendai Munengwa

ZANU PF youths have taken the lead in patching potholes that have littered Harare Central constituency after years of neglect by the opposition-led local authority.

It was a busy day as the youths joined hands with the revolutionary party’s candidate for Harare Central, Cde Loise Magweba, on a pothole patching exercise in various suburbs around the constituency.

ZBC News caught up with the youths in Braeside.

“We are happy that the roads are now being repaired. We had requested ZUPCO to ply our roots, but they refused because the road was very bad. So the coming in of these youths and Cde Magweba to rehabilitate the roads, we can now talk to ZUPCO to come,’’ said one of the youths.

‘’This community development initiative where political leaders lead from the front should be emulated as a way of complementing government efforts to rehabilitate roads,’’ another youth said.

“As the youths, we are very happy that our MP is providing a resource which council failed to provide and this will keep us busy and away from engaging in drugs,’’ noted another.

Magweba outlined her vision to mobilise more resources and engage youths in community development.

“These roads were inaccessible because the potholes were no longer repaired. So, I have gone out to mobilise these aggregates and equipment to repair these roads. We are filling all potholes in the most affected areas so that they will not continue to deteriorate,” she said.

Magweba will battle it out with opposition party candidates including Murisi Zwizwisa of CCC, who has come under fire from residents for sinking a contaminated borehole in Eastlea and failing to develop the constituency for the past 20 years.