Zanu-PF urged to take unity call se­ri­ously

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Felex Share Harare Bureau

ZANU-PF or­gans yes­ter­day en­cour­aged party mem­bers to take Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s calls for unity as a com­mand say­ing harmony is key in reg­is­ter­ing a re­sound­ing vic­tory in the 2018 har­monised elec­tions.

The or­gans also ac­knowl­edged that any di­vi­sions should be re­solved in­ter­nally to avoid giv­ing the coun­try’s de­trac­tors am­mu­ni­tion to dis­man­tle the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party.

Ad­dress­ing thou­sands of Zanu-PF sup­port­ers at the party’s head­quar­ters on Wed­nes­day, Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe called for unity and di­a­logue wher­ever there are con­tra­dic­tions.

The Zanu-PF First Sec­re­tary also warned party cadres to be wary of the en­emy which was also work­ing tire­lessly, through covert av­enues, to di­vide Zanu-PF.

Zanu-PF Women’s League po­lit­i­cal com­mis­sar, Cde Ma­bel Chi­nomona, said de­trac­tors al­ways tar­geted weak ar­eas, hence the need for unity.

“What we ex­pect is that, if there are any prob­lems in the party, peo­ple sit down and solve the is­sues in-house,” she said.

“It’s a fact that there is no or­gan­i­sa­tion with­out con­tra­dic­tions. If a husband dis­agrees with his wife, does he have to call the chil­dren to come and wit­ness? Like­wise we ex­pect that in the face of elec­tions, such dis­agree­ments should be re­solved quickly.”

Cde Chi­nomona added: “We should also note that there is an en­emy out there who is happy in see­ing us di­vided. And when he sees di­vi­sions, he ac­tu­ally ac­cel­er­ates his moves and causes more harm. I en­cour­age Zim­bab­weans party cadres to be wary of such. We con­fuse those we lead if we don’t show them unity and the right di­rec­tion.

“We should give them en­cour­age­ment that things are un­der con­trol. Go­ing pub­licly will not solve any­thing, the Pres­i­dent has al­ways hinted on that. I’m a trained sol­dier and there are some things, which I can say di­rectly to my leader and some is­sues where I need to go through the chan­nels.”

Zanu-PF Youth League deputy sec­re­tary, Cde Kudzanai Chipanga, said di­vi­sive ten­den­cies should have no room in the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party.

“We wel­come the mes­sage of unity from Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe with both hands,” he said.

“Unity is key to the growth of any or­gan­i­sa­tion. At the same time, we ap­plaud his call for dis­ci­pline in the party. There is no party which can reach greater heights with­out dis­ci­pline and unity fol­lowed by pa­tri­o­tism. We take his word as a com­mand. We ex­pect ev­ery or­gan of the party to abide by that.”

He went on: “Dis­ci­pline should also be among our lead­ers in­clud­ing the war vet­er­ans. They ex­pect us to main­tain the legacy and at the same time they shouldn’t be seen to be de­stroy­ing that legacy as ev­i­denced by the com­mu­nique writ­ten by some war vet­er­ans re­nounc­ing Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s lead­er­ship. As from yes­ter­day, (Wed­nes­day) we be­lieve cadres will be talk­ing, walk­ing and sleep­ing unity.”

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