…as party lines up thank you rallies
Zanu PF has attacked university and college students in Masvingo Urban for letting the party down by voting for the MDC Alliance in the July 30 harmonised elections thereby costing it of total victory in the province.
Speaking at an inter-district meeting at Masvingo Polytechnic last Saturday, Zanu PF politburo member and principal director of the Hebert Chitepo School of Ideology, Munyaradzi Machacha said students were ungrateful for the ‘quality education’ that Zanu PF was giving them.
“We lost Masvingo Urban to MDC Alliance because of students at tertiary institutions. They get our quality education and they go on to betray us. They are the ones who voted for the opposition,” said Machacha.
Machacha was in charge of the Zanu PF cell verification process in the province in the run up to the July 30 harmonised elections.
He said despite the minor setback, the ruling party was now looking forward to the 2023 elections.
Of the 26 parliamentary seats allocated to the province, Zanu PF lost only one; Masvingo Urban which was won by the youthful Jacob Nyokanhete of MDC Alliance who beat Zanu PF’s Benjaman Mazarire, a war veteran.
Machacha said Zanu PF party had now lined up 26 thank you rallies as a token of appreciation to its supporters.
He said the people had to be thanked for their ‘faith’ in the leadership of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s.
“Masvingo you did us proud and the President thanks you. We should now shift our focus towards 2023 elections. But before we do that, we should do a total of 26 thank you rallies in the province in each constituency thanking our people for a job well done.
“There is plenty of party regalia in Harare and we want to distribute it during these thank you rallies. We need to throw a party for our people so that they get an appreciation of what it is like to identify themselves with Zanu PF,” said Machacha.
Former Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs, Josaya Hungwe said the party should be careful not to let its guard down or it will be given a knock-out punch.
“Let us guard our party jealously because if we let our guard down, we will be hijacked like what happened with the G40. Let us work to protect our legacy that the new dispensation has brought about,” said Hungwe.politics