MASVINGO – Masvingo Zanu PF District Coordinating Committee secretary for finance, Wellington Mawende is leading the ruling party in Masvingo City in its quest for 5million votes in the forthcoming harmonised elections slated for July or August this year.
Mawende who is Masvingo City Deputy Mayor and councillor for ward 6 on Saturday headlined the meeting at Chiefs Hall in Mucheke whose main thrust was to mobilise support for the ruling party in the forthcoming elections.
The meeting was attended by members of the Central Committees, national consultative assembly, war veterans, provincial executive, youth league provincial executive, DCC members, ward chairpersons for all wings, affiliates and party members.
Mawende told The Midweek Watch that the main thrust for the meeting was to clarify the roadmap to be followed on disbursement of party cards across urban wards and to put in a place a mobilising programme of action to compliment the party in order to attain the 5 million votes.
“The main reason for the meeting was to clarify to members the roadmap to be followed on disbursement of party cards across urban wards, to put in a place a mobilising programme of action to get the 5 million votes premised on the recruitment, registration and retention of membership that is ideologically trained, developed and capable of voting for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the forthcoming harmonised elections,” said Mawende.
He added that they are putting in place a robust mobilisation programme aimed at growing the revolutionary party from cell to national level with no tolerance to factionalism and intolerance.
Masvingo DCC secretary for women affairs Sharon Marombedzi highlighted that the party has created an enabling environment for both political and economic empowerment for women through a variety of activities in an effort to bring participation by all women.
Charles Munganasa provincial secretary for the for administration and also representing the youths commented Zanu PF for the unwavering support that they receive as youths.
“As youths we are very grateful for the unwavering support from our party and as the youth league is mandated by the party’s constitution to mobilise all youth to fully participate in socio-cultural, economic and political affairs of the country and to motivate to support and defend the ruling party,’ said Munganasa.
Mawende said they aim to win all the constituencies in Masvingo Province including Masvingo Urban which is in the hands of the opposition MP, Jacob Nyokanhete.