Unruly ZANU PF youths warned

Innocent Mujeri

The newly elected ZANU PF Youth League Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs, Cde John Paradza, has told unruly Party youths to be disciplined or risk facing disciplinary actions.

Paradza’s warning follows a story recently published by NewZimbabwe.com and other social media sites that ZANU PF Mashonaland West youths have passed a vote of no confidence in their Provincial Youth Chairperson, Tapiwa Masenda, for allegedly making unilateral co-options of members into the provincial executive organ and practising nepotism.

In a statement yesterday, Cde Paradza warned youths who were fomenting discord within Party structures to reign in their unbridled ambitions or be arraigned before a disciplinary hearing.

“ZANU PF Youth League has noted with concern unfortunate and malicious reports on various social media platforms and in some newspapers alleging that there are ‘votes of no confidence’ being passed on some of its leaders in different provinces. Such reports are most unfortunate after a very successful Elective Youth League Conference where the President and First Secretary of the Party, Cde E.D Mnangagwa, taught us the virtues of true cadreship.

“The Youth League does not condone such illegal behaviour and mischief. Accordingly, those behind such unbridled shenanigans must be warned to stop forthwith or face swift disciplinary action,” said Cde Paradza.

The Youth League boss further implored all Party youth members to respect the Party’s constitution, embrace unity of purpose and shy away from petty contradictions. He reiterated that swift disciplinary actions will be taken against all those found to be fomenting disharmony in the Youth League structures.

Meanwhile, Cde Paradza urged all Party youths to focus on ensuring that President Mnangagwa and the ZANU PF party emerge as victors in next year’s Harmonised General Elections.