Midlands, Masvingo endorse President
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.