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‘Amai Mugabe to nip factionalism in the bud’

09 Oct, 2014 - 01:10 0 Views
‘Amai Mugabe to nip factionalism in the bud’ First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe is flanked by zanu-pf Secretary for Women’s League Cde Oppah Muchinguri (left) and Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Eunice Sandie Moyo at her “Meet the People” rally at the City Sports Centre in Harare recently.

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First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe is flanked by zanu-pf Secretary for Women’s League Cde Oppah Muchinguri (left) and Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Eunice Sandie Moyo at her “Meet the People” rally at the City Sports Centre in Harare yesterday

First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe is flanked by zanu-pf Secretary for Women’s League Cde Oppah Muchinguri (left) and Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Eunice Sandie Moyo at her “Meet the People” rally at the City Sports Centre in Harare yesterday

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Zanu-PF Secretary for Women’s Affairs Cde Oppah Muchinguri yesterday said the decision to ask the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe to lead the party organ was meant to stem factionalism that had taken root in the party.
She said the divisions had reached alarming levels that some office bearers were no longer able to carry out their official duties in some provinces.
Cde Muchinguri said this at Amai Mugabe’s “Meet the People” rally at the City Sports Centre in Harare yesterday.

“Isu seWomen’s League, ini ndoda kutaura saMai Muchinguri taona kuti zviro zvanga zvanetsa nenyaya yefactionalism vanhu vanga vasingachatarisani,” she said.

“Ndikamira nachairwoman zvonzi ava kufaction yanhingi ndikada kumira navaMidzi zvonzi urikufaction yanhingi. Pasi nefactionalism! Ndinodaira kuti pavanaAmai pava neaccess. Muchinguri anga ati akada kuita meeting wonzi hatikudi kuprovince kwedu. Ndichitadza kuita mameetings asi ndiri mukuru weWomen’s League. Interference ichiitwa.

“Machairwoman pasi anga asingachabvumidzwe kuita musangano. Aaah regedzai machairwomen aite mameeting avo.”

Cde Muchinguri said in some provinces she found some of her subordinates holding meetings behind her back.

She also said even the party’s organs were not being respected and the coming on board of the First Lady would end the practices.

“Zvino zvapana Amai Mugabe muchaita twuma meeting twepaside here veduwe?,” she said. “Hatuchagoneke zvaoma izvi, zvabinder izvi, ndo dhiri rakarongwa iri.

“Tine maorgans anozivikanwa kuti kuWomen’s League tine national conference toita national assembly toenda national executive tozouya paprovince zvichidaro, ndomastructures edu. Respect us as the Women’s League,” Cde Muchinguri said to applause and cheers from the crowd.

She urged members to respect the party’s constitution and castigated rumour mongers that were sowing divisions in the party.

“Munhu ngaamire panzvimbo pake,” she said. “Ndozvirikuputsa musangano weZanu-PF. Makuhwa muite mashoma. Mai Mugabe havana makuhwa unodaidzwa wonzi mira apa, mira apo, wanga uchitii? Hauzonyara here?”

Cde Muchinguri said Amai Mugabe was chosen to lead the Women’s League because she was the mother of the nation and had a track record of taking care of orphans, widows and other vulnerable communities.

She said a First Lady’s motherly role should be felt in every part of the country and that Amai Mugabe was God-fearing, adding that some party officials pretended to be Christians when they were the opposite.

She said such pretenders were gradually destroying the party.

“Kune vamwe vanopfeka mauniform asi vachityisa,” she said. “Kune vamwe vanopfeka mauniform asi vari vemakuhwa, vamwe vachiputsa misha dzevanhu, vamwe vachipopota, zvinobuda mumukanwa umu, sorry. They have no respect, dignity hapana.

“Tinodzinga vanhu mumusangano. Tikaita meeting kutuka vanhu chete. Vanhu vanotizaka. Rudo rwakazara pana Amai vedu.

“Munhu anoda kushanda nemunhu wese. Munhu anoda kubatanidza vanhu vese munhu anoda kuyananisa.”

Cde Muchinguri, who is also the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development, handed over $3 000 to Ruvimbo Stone Sculptures under her ministry’s revolving fund for women projects.

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