By Kenias Chivuzhe
The ZANU PF Women’s League has challenged Zimbabweans to vote wisely for the Second Republic to continue with the positive economic development trajectory.
The ZANU PF Women’s League held its first inter-district meeting in Manicaland province at Mwacheta in Chipinge West this Friday after the historic Women’s League Elective Conference that rejuvenated the party wing ahead of next year’s harmonised elections.
The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, who was given a fresh mandate as the ZANU PF Women’s League Secretary for Administration, challenged Zimbabweans to vote wisely to ensure the progressive developments being spearhead by President Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU PF party continue unhindered.
“The Second Republic under President Mnangagwa is spearheading a number of developmental projects that include roads rehabilitation, upgrading of the airports and construction of dams among a number of positive developments that we should all cherish. President Mnangagwa has recorded a number of successes in creating a conducive environment for investments. There is therefore need for people to vote wisely considering the works being done by President Mnangagwa. Protest voting has not been good for the country, especially if we consider that opposition parties elected into office have failed to deliver,” she said.
Senator Mutsvangwa also took a swipe at economic saboteurs, describing their shenanigans as a futile attempt to advance the regime change agenda.
“The country has been under illegal sanctions for over two decades now. The colonialists have heightened the acts of sabotage with the current attacks on the economy targeting at de-campaigning the President and the party. They are after exploiting our natural resources for a song and this is what the revolutionary government has resisted. These skirmishes should not result in our people being turned against their progressive government.”
The ZANU PF inter-district meeting in Chipinge West Ward 16 was not by coincidence as the party sought to rally support for aspiring councilor, Cde Gladys Mposhi in by-elections scheduled for the 23rd of this month.
“We all need to rally support to ensure our candidate succeed during the upcoming byelections. I implored you to conduct door to door campaigns as we have come to show support here. There is also a need to scale up our mobilisation machinery and ensure more people register to vote. Here in Chipinge, this constituency Chipinge West as well of Musikavanhu failed to meet the thresh hold by ZEC for a constituency. Chipinge west has 19 000 voters.”
Manicaland ZANU PF Women’s League provincial chairperson, Cde Happiness Nyakuedzwa spoke on the need for the party to reclaim Chipinge West Ward 16 to increase women representation in local authorities.
“There is need for us to remain focused to ensure the party’s candidate romps to victory during next week’s by elections. We also need to support female candidate to increase their representing in leadership position. We also need to look beyond the by-election in order to grow the party,” she said.
The ZANU PF Women’s League has lined up a number of inter-district meetings in Manicaland as part of the revolutionary party’s mobilisation drive targeting at least the 5 million votes in the 2023 elections.