By Bruce Chahwanda, Political Editor
Recently-appointed ZANU PF Central Committee member, Cde Wilson Khumbula has heaped praises on President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose philosophy on leaving no one and no place behind is transforming communities across the country.
A few months ago, the ZANU NDONGA leadership re-joined ZANU PF in what has been described by political analysts as an endorsement of the inclusivity thrust adopted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership.
During the 7th National People’s Congress last week, ZANU PF President and First Secretary, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa moved in to appoint former ZANU Ndonga leader, Cde Wilson Khumbula to the Central Committee.
ZBC News tracked the newly-appointed Central Committee member to Checheche, Manicaland Province to understand the reasons behind his re-joining the revolutionary party.
“President ED Mnangagwa deserves to lead the country because he is true to his word. He has delivered on a lot of projects that are transforming people’s lives and with this thrust, Zimbabwe will attain an upper middle-income economy by 2030,” he said.
Cde Khumbula also spoke on the conferment of the national hero status on the late revolutionary, Cde Ndabaningi Sithole and its meaning to the people of Chipinge.
“The declaration of Ndabaningi Sithole is a welcome development as well as the proposed gala. The recognition was long overdue. Structures and party processes permitting, I will run as a legislator in the coming general elections,” he added.
Dozens of members from other opposition political parties have defected to the ruling party and with elections around the corner, more defectors are expected.
In its economic development drive, the Second Republic has delivered roads, dams, irrigation infrastructure, and factories to propel rural industrialisation and Innovation hubs within tertiary institutions.