Mutsvangwa calls for unity

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Manicaland & Mashonaland East News - Ny­ore Madzianike Man­i­ca­land Bureau

ZANU-PF win­ning and los­ing can­di­dates in Man­i­ca­land Prov­ince have been urged to work to­gether to se­cure a re­sound­ing vic­tory for the rul­ing party in the forth­com­ing har­monised elec­tions.

They were also ad­vised that the prov­ince was now in an elec­tion mood and it was nec­es­sary to work to­gether to en­sure Zanu-PF wins re­sound­ingly.

The call was made by Min­is­ter of State for Man­i­ca­land Prov­ince Cde Mon­ica Mutsvangwa while ad­dress­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary Zanu-PF pro­vin­cial co­or­di­nat­ing com­mit­tee meet­ing in Mutare on Tues­day.

The PCC meet­ing sought to for­mally in­tro­duce win­ning can­di­dates in the pri­mary elec­tions.

“I ap­peal for unity of pur­pose as we go through the cru­cial two months to fol­low,” she said.

“In Man­i­ca­land, let us show that at the end of it all we took the big­ger chunk of fight­ing dur­ing the lib­er­a­tion of this coun­try. Let us demon­strate it by unit­ing to win the forth­com­ing elec­tions. Let us find out what is af­fect­ing peo­ple in their homes. Let there be no win­ning can­di­date who den­i­grates those who lost dur­ing the pri­mary elec­tions. This is be­cause we need each other be­cause that per­son has other peo­ple be­hind him or her. This is a game of num­bers. What is im­por­tant is to re­main within the party’s prin­ci­ples and guide­lines,” she said.

Cde Mutsvangwa said party mem­bers should not fooled by MDC Al­liance pres­i­dent Mr Nelson Chamisa’s child­ish pol­i­tics.

“There are peo­ple who are fol­low­ing him. We have a huge task to con­vince those peo­ple that there is a party with peo­ple at heart. Let us all pull up our sleeves and unite to win elec­tions,” she said.

Pro­vin­cial chair­man Cde Mike Madiro also urged party cadres to be tol­er­ant of each other for the good of Zanu-PF.

“I know there were a lot of in-house fight­ing and let me has­ten to say that phase has al­ready passed,” he said.

“I would like to urge you to be tol­er­ant and ac­com­mo­date those who lost dur­ing the pri­mary elec­tions. We should also de­sist from bad-mouthing each other so that those who lost feel like they are not wanted. Re­mem­ber, we also need votes of those who failed to make it,” he said.

He said Zanu-PF mem­bers should fol­low the rev­o­lu­tion­ary party’s pro­to­col and de­sist from re­ly­ing on so­cial me­dia.

“We do not en­cour­age peo­ple to rely on in­for­ma­tion they get on so­cial me­dia or from the Press. We get our in­for­ma­tion through the party sys­tems,” he said.

Pro­vin­cial po­lit­i­cal com­mis­sar Cde Gift Kag­weda said there would be meet­ings to in­form peo­ple about the campaign strate­gies.

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