Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Reporter
The zanu-pf Zvimba District leadership has endorsed President Mugabe as party leader ahead of a Congress scheduled for December.
At a consultative meeting at Murombedzi Growth Point on Sunday, the district leadership unanimously agreed to retain President Mugabe.
Zanu-pf Mashonaland West deputy chair Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi, who is also legislator for Zvimba West, chaired the meeting.
Zvimba North legislator Cde Ignatius Chombo, Cde Francis Mukwangwariwa (Zvimba East), Cde Walter Chidhakwa (Zvimba South), Zvimba and the Chirawu chieftainships attended the meeting. Cde Chombo said President Mugabe was still the people’s favourite.
“The thunderous victory in last year’s harmonised elections was testimony that the people enjoyed President Mugabe’s leadership on a variety of issues.
“He deserves to rule the country for more years. Since he was elected President of Zimbabwe, we cannot have another person to lead zanu-pf. He must continue to head both the party and the Government,” he said.
Cde Christopher Shumba moved a motion to endorse President Mugabe’s leadership, and it was unanimously adopted, after which Cde Ziyambi was tasked to convey this decision to the provincial executive.
The district leadership also agreed to ensure fireguards were set up at all farming and residential premises to save human life and property.
“It also saves life considering that last year many people were killed in veld fires and animals were burnt,” Cde Chombo said.
It was agreed that the US$3,3 million from the Zimplats Community Share Ownership Trust should be used to build schools and clinics.