Zanu-PF Women’s League warned

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Mun­yaradzi Musi­iwa Mid­lands Cor­re­spon­dent

MEM­BERS of the Zanu-PF Women’s League have been warned against den­i­grat­ing any of the two Vice Pres­i­dents or un­der­mine their au­thor­ity as this was tan­ta­mount to un­der­min­ing the au­thor­ity of Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe.

Ad­dress­ing mem­bers of the Zanu-PF Mid­lands provin­cial Women’s League yes­ter­day, deputy sec­re­tary for Women’s League Cde Nomthandazo Eu­nice Moyo said the two Vice Pres­i­dents, Cdes Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko were ap­pointees of Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe hence, mem­bers of the party should re­spect the Pres­i­dent’s de­ci­sion.

She said mem­bers of the party should not den­i­grate any mem­ber of the pre­sid­ium par­tic­u­larly the two Vice Pres­i­dents or un­der­mine their au­thor­ity as they are both the Pres­i­dent’s ap­pointees.

Cde Moyo said party mem­bers should not di­vide peo­ple by claim­ing that one of the Vice Pres­i­dents is bet­ter than the other or that the other one is not le­git­i­mate as both lieu­tenants serve at the mercy of Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe.

“At the top, we’ve three el­ders in the pre­sid­ium. We’ve Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe, ubaba Cde Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa and ubaba (Phelekezela) Mphoko.

“Of these three, do not re­spect the other and leave out the other. Re­spect all of them be­cause they are a sym­bol of lead­er­ship in the coun­try,” said Cde Moyo.

She fur­ther ex­plained that the duo was ap­pointed and se­lected by the Pres­i­dent and that he se­lected them be­cause he trusts them.

“And you, who are you? Peo­ple try to di­vide us by telling us this one is bet­ter and the other one is bad. Let me tell you, all these peo­ple serve at the mercy of the Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe. You did not vote for Cde Mnan­gagwa or Cde Mphoko. They were ap­pointed by Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe. What’s your prob­lem?”

Cde Moyo said party mem­bers should de­sist from abus­ing names of party lead­ers and putting their names and that of the party into dis­re­pute. “There are peo­ple who abuse the name of the First Lady in the man­ner that brings her name and party into dis­re­pute. That per­son is not good. He or she does not de­serve to be in the party. We’re not to­gether with that per­son. Most of the times we’ve lead­ers who abuse the name of the Pres­i­dent.” She cited an in­ci­dent in which some peo­ple from Man­i­ca­land brought a long list of peo­ple whom they claimed had been ap­proved by Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe to be in the Cen­tral Com­mit­tee. “The elected mem­bers started ques­tion­ing the le­git­i­macy of the elec­tions, if elected mem­bers are left out. This got to the at­ten­tion of the Pres­i­dent and he was not happy about it,” she said. Cde Moyo said party mem­bers should re­main united and solidly be­hind Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe. “The mes­sage that I have brought to you from Dr Grace Mu­gabe is that women should be a united force. Dr Mu­gabe is not in­ter­ested in wars, but in devel­op­ment and progress. I be­lieve we want the same thing, be­cause where there are wars, there is no devel­op­ment and progress,” she said.

Cde Nomthandazo Eu­nice Moyo

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