Mid­lands, Masvingo en­dorse Pres­i­dent

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THE Zanu-PF Mid­lands and Masvingo Prov­inces have en­dorsed Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe as the party’s pres­i­den­tial can­di­date for the 2018 har­monised elec­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to res­o­lu­tions made at the end of the pro­vin­cial in­ter-dis­trict con­fer­ence meet­ing held in Gweru on Satur­day, all pro­vin­cial wings unan­i­mously en­dorsed Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s can­di­da­ture.

“The prov­ince has en­dorsed Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe as the party’s can­di­date for the 2018 elec­tions. The res­o­lu­tions came from the districts,” said act­ing Mid­lands Pro­vin­cial Chair­per­son Cde Jo­ram Gumbo.

Also on Satur­day, Masvingo prov­ince en­dorsed the pres­i­dent’s can­di­da­ture.

Act­ing Masvingo pro­vin­cial chair­man Cde Amasa Nhen­jana said the party held an in­ter-dis­trict con­fer­ence at Masvingo Polytech­nic Col­lege and a res­o­lu­tion to sup­port Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s can­di­da­ture was made.

He said the in­ter-dis­trict con­fer­ence com­pris­ing of pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers and three rep­re­sen­ta­tives from each dis­trict re­it­er­ated that Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe re­mains the sole cen­tre of power in the party and any­one who har­bours pres­i­den­tial am­bi­tions is the en­emy of the peo­ple.

“The whole prov­ince of Masvingo made up of seven districts is in full sup­port of Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe’s can­di­da­ture for the 2018 pres­i­den­tial elec­tions with oth­ers propos­ing that he should be life Pres­i­dent. We are con­vinced that he is go­ing to win re­sound­ingly. We had an in­ter-dis­trict con­fer­ence on Satur­day at Masvingo Polytech­nic Col­lege,” said Cde Nhen­jana.

“This is one of the res­o­lu­tions that we have made ahead of the an­nual na­tional peo­ple’s con­fer­ence sched­uled for De­cem­ber 13 to 17 at Masvingo Show Grounds.”

Last Fri­day, the Mashona­land West pro­vin­cial Women’s League en­dorsed the Pres­i­dent as the sole can­di­date for 2018 and re­solved that the First Lady Dr Grace Mu­gabe should re­main their leader.

Mean­while, Cde Nhen­jana said at the Satur­day pro­vin­cial meet­ing, mem­bers de­nounced cor­rup­tion in the party and called for the prose­cu­tion of those found on the wrong side of the law.

He said Masvingo prov­ince also de­plored the im­po­si­tion of can­di­dates in the party.

The Masvingo act­ing pro­vin­cial chair­per­son said the con­fer­ence also re­solved that gov­ern­ment should en­sure that youths and women are em­pow­ered through the al­lo­ca­tion of land so that they can be able to con­trib­ute to the fis­cus.

“It was also re­solved that gov­ern­ment should look into the plight of youths and women on land al­lo­ca­tion. It was agreed that youths and women in the prov­ince should be em­pow­ered so that they should be able to con­trib­ute im­mensely to the coun­try’s econ­omy,” he said.

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