ZANU PF welcomes constructive criticism as no challenge is unsurmountable, the party’s Vice-President and Second Secretary, Cde Kembo Mohadi has said.
Cde Mohadi was in Mutare early this week to meet the provincial and districts leadership as part of his countrywide fact finding mission.
He said while differences are inevitable in any organisation, they should not be retrogressive.
“There should be unity within the party. Sometimes after an election there will be some misunderstanding among party members and these are the things we are looking at.
“We should all find each other as Zanu PF members and move forward. If you fail to win today, you should not lose heart because there is a tomorrow where you can emerge victorious,” said Cde Mohadi.
Zanu PF recently held district co-ordinating committees elections across the country and is preparing to hold provincial co-ordinating committee elections before its Annual People’s Conference that is scheduled for Bindura in October.
Cde Mohadi urged office bearers to target youths as new members of the revolutionary party.
“We are talking about growing the party as we are going towards the 2023 harmonised elections. Some people were not eligible to vote in 2018, but are now able to do so and we want these people to be with us. We want to grow the party as we are working towards attaining five million votes for President Mnangagwa and the party during the 2023 harmonised elections.
“We want unity and cohesion in the party because in the past we had problems of factions and the like. We should meet regularly so that any thorny issues are raised in the presence of the leadership and addressed,” he said.
On the empowerment of youths, Cde Mohadi said: “Our youths should also be economically empowered. They should also grow up in business. The people should know what the Second Republic is doing on infrastructural development and financial stabilisation programmes.
Women’s League national secretary for administration, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa hailed Cde Mohadi’s visit, saying it fosters unity among party members in Manicaland.
“We thank the VP and Second Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde Mohadi, for visiting to unite us as the people of Manicaland. He implored on us as the leaders to be always in touch with the grassroots and coming up with structures that are respected by everyone.
“As we grow the party we should be united. We should always interact as leaders. President Mnangagwa’s vision is leaving no one behind in all aspects of life.
“Reforms, programmes, and projects are meant to empower everyone and as the party, we should all embrace this vision,” said Cde Mutsvangwa, who is also Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister.
She added: “We want to go for the 2023 harmonised elections as a united front. The DCCs that we introduced are there to mobilise more members to the party through sharing with them the good work being done by the Government and the Second Republic. People in Zimbabwe are very peaceful and we should do everything to engage them.”