‘AR­REST COR­RUPT PEO­PLE’

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the party.

“Don’t rely on ru­mours,” said the Pres­i­dent. “The party is united. Yes there can be in­ter­nal dis­agree­ments but it doesn’t mean that the party has col­lapsed.”

Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe called for unity and urged peo­ple to con­tinue ral­ly­ing be­hind the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party say­ing the op­po­si­tion par­ties in their var­i­ous guises would never de­feat Zanu-PF.

He took time to ex­plain why Zanu-PF parted ways with for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Joice Mu­juru who is now lead­ing the Zim­babwe Peo­ple First party.

“We parted ways with Mai Mu­juru and all of you were sur­prised on what was go­ing on,” he said.

“She was elected after the women had said they also wanted a woman to oc­cupy the po­si­tion of Vice Pres­i­dent. She was then ap­pointed to that po­si­tion and I don’t know what was go­ing on in her mind. She thought that was a step ahead to­wards the Pres­i­dency.

“She then goes fur­ther to make ne­far­i­ous plans, which we were not happy with as a party. We have a congress that we hold after ev­ery five years. The congress is the one that elects lead­ers us­ing pow­ers given to it by our party con­sti­tu­tion.

“That is where the leader of the party is elected and mem­bers of the cen­tral com­mit­tee.

“If you be­come too am­bi­tious be­fore congress us­ing some wicked means we then part ways with you. That is how we parted ways with her and oth­ers who in­clude Ru­gare Gumbo and Didy­mus Mu­tasa. “They now have their party called Zim­babwe Peo­ple First. There are now too many op­po­si­tion par­ties led by peo­ple with their own am­bi­tions. We used to have MDC led by (Mor­gan) Ts­van­gi­rai. Now it has split into fac­tions. We should not lis­ten to those op­po­si­tion par­ties. The ide­ol­ogy that you should fol­low is that of your rev­o­lu­tion­ary party that brought in­de­pen­dence.” Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe said peo­ple might have rel­a­tives that had joined the op­po­si­tion par­ties but they should not be swayed to fol­low them. Said the Pres­i­dent: “There is no op­po­si­tion fac­tion in their var­i­ous guises that can de­feat Zanu-PF. So con­tinue to sup­port Zanu-PF. Sup­port­ing the party does not only en­tail hav­ing ral­lies but mak­ing sure that party struc­tures are in­tact right from the grass­roots.”

“Our lead­ers at pro­vin­cial level we want you to en­sure that the party is strong in all dis­tricts and prov­inces. Go to the peo­ple and check whether peo­ple have party cards and whether they are hav­ing dis­trict meet­ings.”

He said such pro­cesses would en­able the party to know its real mem­ber­ship.

On food dis­tri­bu­tion Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe said maize should not be dis­trib­uted on par­ti­san lines.

He said all peo­ple were Zim­bab­weans first be­fore they be­come mem­bers of dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe said Gov­ern­ment was sourc­ing food from var­i­ous coun­tries and as­sured the peo­ple that no one would die of hunger.

Murongwe Pri­mary School and clinic were built by the Air Force of Zim­babwe with the as­sis­tance from var­i­ous de­vel­op­ment part­ners and the com­mu­nity.

The school had eight elec­tri­fied class­room blocks in­clud­ing a com­puter lab­o­ra­tory and 10 houses for the teach­ing staff. It has more than 600 pupils.

Pro­fes­sor Jonathan Moyo

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