By Kenias Chivuzhe
The ZANU PF Women’s League 2023 elections mobilisation drive has gathered pace, with the women’s wing descending on Mutare this Wednesday, as the revolutionary party eyes a landslide victory next year.
The successful restructuring and the recent holding of the ZANU PF Congress in Harare has positioned the party to move a gear up as it seeks consolidate its space on the Zimbabwean political landscape.
Presiding over the Women’s League mobilisation campaign for the party in Mutare this Wednesday, ZANU PF Women’s League Secretary for Administration Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, who is also the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, spoke on the need for unity of purpose to ensure a resounding victory for the party in the 2023 harmonised elections.
“We have only one sole candidate ahead of the elections and there is nothing that can divide us in campaigning for our president ahead of the elections. We have only one objective following the congress held in Harare to campaign for the party and its leader, President Mnangagwa. This Women’s League we will work closely with other party wings, including the newly established War Veterans’ League to ensure a resounding victory. We need unity, solidarity and discipline to forge ahead with the revolution,” said Senator Mutsvangwa.
She underscored the need for an inclusive approach in the mobilisation drive.
“There are a number of affiliates groups that include Teachers for ED and Mapostori for ED. We also have Mahwindi for ED. We want to thank you all including church organisations. The President is saying no one should be left behind. Nurses for ED should also be a pillar for party strength. Chiefs for ED and Vendors for ED, you are important for the party. When we go for the 2023 harmonised elections we want everyone to vote. We want to convince more people to vote for Zanu PF. The whole world is cherishing President Mnangagwa’s leadership, hence we need to vote for him. We should not repeat what we once did in Manicaland and garner more than 700 000 votes.”
ZANU PF Manicaland Women’s League Provincial Chairperson Cde Happiness Nyakuedzwa revealed the province’s determination to mobilise huge numbers for the party.
“We target a resounding victory. We need to plan for the elections as we don’t want to leave anyone behind. The agenda is to make the party win. We are the third largest province in terms of population, hence the need to work together towards ensuring the party wins. This signals the start of the vigorous campaign by the party wing in the province.”
The provincial leadership and members who joined the party from the opposition, are convinced ZANU PF will achieve the five million votes’ target.
“There is need to ensure our people register to vote as this is the most sure way of delivering a resounding victory,” said one of the new members.
Another said, “We have started the campaigns and we want to thank the Women’s League for the initiative to roll into motion the elections campaigns. For any election to be a success there is need for the women to be on the forefront of the campaign.”
Another noted, “I was a member of CCC, but we saw that we were following a party without direction. CCC is a personal business to fund raise for Nelson Chamisa.”
The highly successful mobilisation campaign was attended by all party wings and affiliates, with the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle wing pledging to make a mark after its recent establishment.