Zanu-PF must remain focused-President Mnangagwa

Staff Reporter

Zanu PF First Secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged the ruling party to remain focused and result oriented towards scaling up the implementation of the party Manifesto as well as the National Development Strategy-1 and towards the attainment of the country`s vision of a prosperous and empowered Upper Middle Income Society.

Addressing delegates at the 359th Session of the Politburo in Harare today, President Mnangagwa thanked officials who participated in the just ended provincial elections, urging party members to nurture and strengthen the party`s democratic culture.

“Allow me to take this opportunity to thank all members of the Politburo, the National and Provincial Elections Directorates as well as election candidates and all our party membership for their participation in the elections. This shows that the party is alive and strong. Let us build on this vibrancy by nurturing and strengthening our internal democratic culture and mobilisation ecosystem,” said the President.

President Mnangagwa urged losers never to dampen the revolutionary spirit, but rather unite with the winners and work hard for the good of the party.

“As we deliberate on the report of the elections, I urge all members of the party to be mindful of the fact that, in our party, there are no winners and losers. It is the people and ultimately the Party that wins. Party cadres who did not make it in the recent elections must avail themselves, their skills and competencies to build and grow our mass Party.

“Just as iron sharpens iron, the spirit of camaraderie and colleagiality must be harnessed as we all serve this great Party, Zanu PF and the nation as a whole. An election lost must never dampen the revolutionary spirit of any cadre, but inspire them to learn, develop and mature in their political career. In all our dealings, members must conduct themselves honourably, informed by the Constitution, rules. Procedures, principles and ethos,” said President Mnangagwa.

The President reminded the party members that the 2023 elections are around the corner hence should heighten related programmes to mobilise the electorate towards voter registration, inspection of the voters-roll and voter education. He urged the nation to remain peaceful, united and stable ahead of the 2023 elections in order to guarantee sustainable socio-economic development in the country, commending the church and religious communities for praying and interceding for the country.

President Mnangagwa urged people to be vaccinated and not to be complacent as the war against the deadly Covid-19 is not yet over. He urged farmers to take advantage of the rains and work hard for a good harvest.

“Our people are also encouraged to fully participate in the people centred empowerment initiatives being championed by the new dispensation, for increased production and productivity across all sectors of the economy. The promising prospects of 2022 must give impetus for our Party to secure and conclusively deliver on the aspirations of our people as we march towards a resounding victory in the 2023 Harmonised General Elections,” he said.

The just ended Zanu PF provincial elections were conducted in a peaceful and well-coordinated manner. Mashonaland West elected provincial Chair, Mary Mliswa who became the first ever woman to hold such a post in the main wing, evidence that women can also take up position that used to be a preserve for men.