Youth League backs ED for 2023

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Masvingo & South-West News - Ge­orge Maponga Masvingo Bureau

THE Zanu-PF Youth League here has thrown its weight be­hind Zanu-PF’s First Sec­re­tary and Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa to be the rul­ing party’s pres­i­den­tial can­di­date in the next plebiscite in 2023.

Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa was elected Zanu-PF First Sec­re­tary and party leader at a rul­ing party ex­tra­or­di­nary congress held in De­cem­ber last year, tak­ing over from ex-Pres­i­dent Mr Robert Mu­gabe who re­signed.

The Zanu-PF leader went on to lead the rul­ing party to a con­vinc­ing vic­tory in this year’s July 30 har­monised polls where he got a full five-year term to 2023 as leader of the coun­try’s Sec­ond Repub­lic.

Zanu-PF Masvingo Youth League chair Cde Brian Mun­y­oro said rul­ing party youths here were fully be­hind Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa to con­tinue lead­ing the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party be­yond 2023.

Cde Mun­y­oro said Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa de­served to con­tinue at the helm of both Zanu-PF and the coun­try be­yond 2023 ow­ing to his vi­sion­ary lead­er­ship ev­i­denced by his spir­ited push for de­vo­lu­tion so that Zim­bab­weans have more say on the eco­nomic destiny of their coun­try.

“As the Zanu-PF Masvingo pro­vin­cial Youth League, we want to start by con­grat­u­lat­ing Pres­i­dent ED Mnan­gagwa for his vic­tory in the July 30 har­monised elec­tion,” said Cde Mun­y­oro. “We fur­ther com­mit our­selves to con­tinue sup­port­ing him be­cause of his ser­vant lead­er­ship and we en­dorse his can­di­da­ture as the rul­ing party can­di­date for the 2023 pres­i­den­tial elec­tions un­der the slo­gan, 2023 ED Pfeee.

“We are happy that Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa is cham­pi­oning de­vo­lu­tion of power to provinces and for us in Masvingo it means that peo­ple will start to ben­e­fit from mega projects such as the Tugwi-Mukosi Dam through the ex­panded scope for ir­ri­gation and the en­vis­aged fish­eries projects that will ben­e­fit mostly youths and stem un­em­ploy­ment.”

Cde Mun­y­oro warned some un­scrupu­lous busi­ness peo­ple try­ing to erode gains made un­der the Sec­ond Repub­lic by un­jus­ti­fi­ably hik­ing prices to stop their acts of sab­o­tage.

He ex­pressed con­cern over the in­creas­ing num­ber of cases where Zanu-PF sup­port­ers across the prov­ince were be­ing threat­ened by some way­ward op­po­si­tion el­e­ments for wear­ing rul­ing party re­galia.

Cde Mun­y­oro said po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence and in­tim­i­da­tion had no place in the new dis­pen­sa­tion un­der the stew­ard­ship of Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa whose Gov­ern­ment was com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing peo­ple’s free­doms as Zim­babwe seeks to re­gain its place on the ta­ble of na­tions.

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