Zanu-PF ex­udes con­fi­dence

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page -

ZANU-PF is con­fi­dent of win­ning the two Nor­ton coun­cil by- elec­tions to­mor­row (Satur­day) in which it has started im­ple­ment­ing the res­o­lu­tion to give youths a chance to seek po­lit­i­cal of­fice. The Nor­ton Ward 1 and 11 by-elec­tions fol­low the ex­pul­sion of MDC-T coun­cil­lors for al­legedly work­ing with Nor­ton In­de­pen­dent leg­is­la­tor Temba Mliswa. In Ward 11, Tino­tenda Ma­fusire (23) will rep­re­sent ZANU-PF against two other con­di­dates as the party heeds calls by youths to be given an op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent the party.

Melissa Muzuva of the Na­tional Con­sti­tu­tional As­sem­bly (NCA). In Ward 1, Fla­vian Charumbira of Zanu-PF will lock horns with in­de­pen­dent can­di­date Fran­cis Deka.

Youths have been call­ing for par­tic­i­pa­tion in po­lit­i­cal of­fices.

They made the call louder dur­ing in­ter­face ral­lies ad­dressed by President Mu­gabe.

In his ad­dress at a re­cent rally to drum up sup­port for the two party can­di­dates, Zanu-PF Sec­re­tary for Ad­min­is­tra­tion Dr Ig­natius Chombo said coun­cil will help horn lead­er­ship skills for youths.

“As a party we are giv­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to our youths and Tino­tenda (Ma­fusire) will have an op­por­tu­nity to learn in coun­cil when he wins on Satur­day. He is very young. Th is has been the call by youth leader Cde (Kudzanai) Chipanga,” said Dr Chombo.

“We have seen that the party is or­gan­ised and come Satur­day our can­di­dates will be in coun­cil to right the wrongs of the MDC-T coun­cil­lors in Nor­ton.”

Cde Ma­fusire hailed Zanu-PF for ac­cord­ing youths a chance at gov­ern- ance.

“I am very happy that my party is af­ford­ing us as the youths a chance to lead. President Mu­gabe has shown that Youth In­ter­face Ral­lies are not a joke and that the party means busi­ness,” he said.

“I am con­fi­dent of win­ning and my goal is to up­lift youths in my ward if I win while also at­tend­ing to the is­sues of all other res­i­dents.”

Zanu-PF has at­tended to wa­ter chal­lenges in the two wards by re­pair­ing and sink­ing bore­holes while the dis­ad­van­taged were given food items.

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