Shun violence- President Mnangagwa tells ZANU PF members 

by | Oct 21, 2021 | Politics | 0 comments


Hosia Mviringi

ZANU PF First Secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on party members to be united and shun violence at all costs.

Speaking at the party`s 355th Ordinary Politburo Session at ZANU PF Headquarters today, President Mnangagwa warned those bent on causing discord, disharmony and violence during the Party’s ongoing countrywide restructuring process.

“Those who wantonly violate and desecrate our Party Constitution, peaceful culture and values must be dealt with decisively, without fear or favour. The Party has no room for divisive elements who want positions at the expense of Party discipline, unity, love, harmony and development,” said President Mnangagwa.

He said those who fight for positions to the point of engaging in violence will be acting out of tune and may face consequences.

“It is alien for our party members to fight for positions. Violence of any kind, whether physical or verbal has no place in ZANU PF or in our country,” President Mnangagwa said.

ZANU PF is in the middle of a restructuring process that is set to culminate the envisaged strengthening of the party ahead of the 2023 elections.

The process has seen intense jostling for positions as members seek to position themselves for the 2023 general elections.

Sporadic incidences of violence were recorded in Mutare, Epworth and Gokwe North.

The revolutionary party, which is on a massive recruitment drive to reach a target of five million registered supporters by 2023, has so far netted 3.9 million loyalists on their books, a milestone that makes it a reality to even surpass the set target.

ZANU PF`s Acting Political Commissar, Cde Patrick Antony Chinamasa announced that he sought and was granted permission to institute stern disciplinary measure against all party members found on the wrong side of the Party Constitution.