Mash West en­dorses Pres­i­dent’s can­di­da­ture

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Nya­mukondiwa Chin­hoyi Bureau

ZANU-PF Mashona­land West pro­vin­cial Women’s League has en­dorsed Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe as the sole party can­di­date for the 2018 elec­tions and re­solved that First Lady Dr Grace Mu­gabe should re­main their leader.

In res­o­lu­tions passed last Fri­day at the pro­vin­cial in­ter­dis­trict con­fer­ence in Chin­hoyi, women re­solved that Dr Mu­gabe has worked hard since as­sum­ing the Sec­re­tary for Women’s Af­fairs po­si­tion in the party.

“Our leader has done so much for us in the time she has been Sec­re­tary for Women’s Af­fairs in the party that we want her to con­tinue in that po­si­tion,” said pro­vin­cial Women’s League chair­per­son Cde An­gelina Muchemenyi.

Cde Muchemenyi con­demned the im­po­si­tion of can­di­dates dur­ing na­tional elec­tions say­ing it was de­stroy­ing the party. She also spoke against vote buy­ing. “As women we say no to im­po­si­tion of can­di­dates as that has re­sulted in lead­ers that use fi­nan­cial mus­cle to get po­si­tions and later cause prob­lems for the party and Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe,” she said.

Cde Muchemenyi said the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in the party was un­prece­dented and im­po­si­tion of can­di­dates played a ma­jor role.

She said se­nior­ity in the party and one’s track record should be con­sid­ered when choos­ing peo­ple to fill va­cant po­si­tions.

The women also en­dorsed the in­tro­duc­tion of bond notes say­ing they could be the panacea to the coun­try’s cash cri­sis.

Na­tional deputy sec­re­tary for trans­port and wel­fare in the party Cde Caro­line Mu­gabe said: “We have been us­ing bond coins with­out any chal­lenges and we feel the bond notes will also help to ease the cash short­ages we are cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing as we are us­ing other peo­ple’s cur­rency.”

Guest of hon­our Cde Prisca Mup­fu­mira said peo­ple should be guided by Zanu-PF con­sti­tu­tion in ev­ery­thing they do.

She called on the party lead­er­ship to look at the cases of peo­ple ex­pelled from the party through vote of no con­fi­dence mo­tions.

“There was a spirit that caused peo­ple to just wake up and say some­one should be ex­pelled from the party through un­founded al­le­ga­tions. These is­sues should be re­vis­ited as we need more peo­ple in the party than out­side,” she said.

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