Joseph Madzimure Senior Reporter
Newly-elected Zanu-PF District Coordinating Committee (DCC) chairpersons for Harare Province yesterday indicated they wanted to hit the ground running, a day after their triumph.
In separate interviews, the chairpersons said they were committed to serving the interests of the party and ensuring its resounding victory in 2023 elections.
Zone 4 DCC chairman Cde Goodwills Masimirembwa said he was going to practice servant leadership and ensure the party wins more seats in Harare in the 2023 elections.
“We are going to listen to the views and ideas of the people who voted us into office,” he said.
He called upon all those who were voted into office to work for the benefit of the party.
“We must deliver for the party by setting up genuine structures in Harare from cell to provincial level,” he said.
Cde Masimirembwa commended the party leadership for setting up DCC structures.
“The formation of the DCC structures was a splendid move by the party since it will allow an effective supervision of the party structures,” he said.
Zone 2 DCC chairman Cde Godfrey Gomwe commended the party leadership for dissolving Harare structures to set up an elected structure from the people.
“The former provincial leadership was co-opted into the party structures, so members were not trusting them.
‘‘The current structure is people driven,” he said.
Cde Ephraim Fundukwa (zone 6 DCC chairman) said there is now need to make sure the party win more seats in Harare.
“We must win Harare South and Mbare seats resoundingly. It is now easier to coordinate party structures. We want genuine structures from cell level up to the provincial level. Leadership should come from the people and not the imposition of candidates,” said Cde Fundukwa.
DCC Zone 5 chairman Cde Damson Kudakwashe said he was going to work to ensure that the party retains the Epworth constituency.
“The party lost the seat to MDC-A because of lack of proper co-ordination and insubordination on the part of party members.
“With the formation of DCC structures, the party will definitely win the elections,” said Cde Kudakwashe
DCCs are formed as basis of setting up the party structures in Harare and Bulawayo since the provincial structures were dissolved earlier this year by President Mnangagwa after reports of divisions within the party.
DCCs were disbanded in 2012 after it was felt that they had been hijacked by elements that sought to manipulate party structures to create divisions.