‘Don’t de­stroy Zanu-PF from within’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Oliver Kazunga Se­nior Re­porter

MAKOKOBA MP Re­tired Colonel Tshinga Dube has warned Zanu-PF mem­bers in his con­stituency against hold­ing sub­ver­sive se­cret meetings to mo­bilise peo­ple to turn against the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party.

Speak­ing dur­ing a meet­ing at Mac­Don­ald Hall in Makokoba sub­urb yes­ter­day where he dis­trib­uted sev­eral goods to vul­ner­a­ble groups and text­books to schools within his con­stituency, Rtd Col Dube said some el­e­ments within Zanu-PF want to de­stroy the party ahead of the 2018 gen­eral elec­tions.

“We need to re­main united so that we win as a party the next gen­eral elec­tions in 2018. As you are aware, the op­po­si­tion par­ties MDCs and the Zim­babwe Peo­ple First have joined hands to fight Zanu-PF in the next gen­eral elec­tions.

“As a party, we need to re­main united and res­o­lute so that we con­quer in the next elec­tions,” said Rtd Col Dube, who is also the Min­is­ter of Wel­fare Ser­vices for War Veter­ans, War Col­lab­o­ra­tors, Ex-Po­lit­i­cal De­tainees and Restrictees.

“I’m aware that there’re some sub­ver­sive meetings that are be­ing held by some of our mem­bers in their houses at night meant to de­stroy the party struc­tures in this con­stituency through or­gan­is­ing peo­ple so that they join the op­po­si­tion.”

He said Zanu-PF mem­bers were there to help con­sol­i­date the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party’s struc­tures and not to de­stroy the party.

In an in­ter­view af­ter the meet­ing, Rtd Col Dube said some peo­ple were be­ing sent by op­po­si­tion par­ties to in­fil­trate the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party ahead of the 2018 elec­tions.

“I’ve been in­formed that sub­ver­sive and se­cret meetings are be­ing held here (Makokoba). The chal­lenge is when you’re a leader you can never sat­isfy ev­ery­one and this is why some peo­ple within our party struc­tures are be­ing used by the op­po­si­tion to in­fil­trate us so that they mo­bilise peo­ple from Zanu-PF to join the op­po­si­tion,” he said.

Ear­lier on dur­ing his ad­dress, Rtd Col Dube chal­lenged youths in his con­stituency to en­gage in self-help projects.

He said over the years, many peo­ple have left Zim­babwe to live in for­eign coun­tries es­pe­cially South Africa and it was time for them to come back home.

“We want them back home be­cause in­stead of suf­fer­ing in for­eign lands, it’s bet­ter to suf­fer in your own coun­try. Peo­ple are cry­ing there’re no jobs back home but they can en­gage in self-help projects to sus­tain a liv­ing,” he said. — @okazunga

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