Zanu-PF raises 50 beasts for con­fer­ence

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Mswazie Masvingo Cor­re­spon­dent

THE Zanu-PF lead­er­ship in Masvingo has so far raised 50 head of cat­tle for the 16th An­nual Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­fer­ence slated for De­cem­ber at the Show Grounds.

Act­ing pro­vin­cial chair­man Cde Amasa Nhen­jana said prepa­ra­tions for the con­fer­ence were pro­gress­ing smoothly with the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee reg­u­larly meet­ing to check on progress.

Cde Nhen­jana said the ac­tual dates for the con­fer­ence are yet to be an­nounced but the party’s supreme body, the Polit­buro, has en­dorsed the Masvingo Show Grounds as the venue.

He said with three months to go be­fore the event, the com­mit­tee has sourced 50 beasts and trans­port to ferry mem­bers to and from the venue. The ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, Cde Nhen­jana said, has not yet ex­pe­ri­enced chal­lenges in the quest to make the con­fer­ence a mem­o­rable one.

He said the tar­geted bud­get of $50 000 in cash would be sur­passed if what is hap­pen­ing on the fundrais­ing front is any­thing to go by.

“Out of the 50 beasts, 45 were pledged by a se­nior pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber while five oth­ers will come from a Polit­buro mem­ber,” said Cde Nhen­jana.

He said a num­ber of stake­hold­ers have started re­spond­ing with the fundrais­ing team al­ready re­ceipt­ing do­na­tions both in cash and kind.

Cde Nhen­jana noted that or­gan­i­sa­tions are pledg­ing on their own vo­li­tion and rub­bished re­ports from some sec­tions of the me­dia that por­tray a bad pic­ture of the whole mo­bil­i­sa­tion process.

He said Zanu-PF has friends who al­ways come to the aid of the party at cru­cial times.

“We are al­ready see­ing the ad­van­tages of hav­ing friends as a party. In­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions are re­spond­ing pos­i­tively to our call for do­na­tions. We are happy that our party heavy­weights that in­clude Polit­buro mem­ber Cde Josiah Hungwe and Chiefs Coun­cil pres­i­dent Chief For­tune Charumbira are do­ing a great job. We en­deav­our to make the con­fer­ence one of the best as we did for the 21st Fe­bru­ary Move­ment bash,” Cde Nhen­jana said.

Masvingo was cho­sen to host the 16th An­nual Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­fer­ence af­ter suc­cess­fully host­ing Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s 92nd birth­day bash at the Great Zim­babwe mon­u­ments in Fe­bru­ary where over 80 000 peo­ple at­tended. The prov­ince last hosted the An­nual Na­tional Peo­ple’s Con­fer­ence at Masvingo Teach­ers’ Col­lege in 2003. @wal­terbm­swazie2

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