‘Don’t destroy Zanu-PF from within’
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