Blessings Chidakwa in Kadoma
Rogue elements abusing social media should face the full wrath of the law, the Zanu-PF Youth League in Mashonaland West has said. The provincial Zanu-PF Youth League also called on authorities to deal with Zimbabweans who insult President Mnangagwa.
Addressing the wing’s inter-district meeting held in Chakari recently, provincial youth chairman Cde Vengai Musengi said while constructive criticism was hailed, people must never mistake the freedom of speech as a sign of weakness.
“Our peace loving President is an interactive man and he opened many avenues to interact with the citizens, including his active Twitter and Facebook accounts,” he said.
“However, it has come to our attention that the sole purpose of these platforms is being violated, with some rogue elements abusing their guaranteed freedom of speech and insulting him.”
Cde Musengi said the youths in Mashonaland West were ready to defend President Mnangagwa.
“Our leadership is insulted in front of law enforcement agents, something is amiss there, they should be arresting those caught on the wrong side of the law, but little seems to being done,” he said.
The youth wing, which has so far held inter-district meetings in Hurungwe, Kariba, Chegutu and Kadoma, proposed that each district have a lawyer who represents the needs of the youths.
Cde Musengi said Government workers should invoke the spirit of patriotism in the face of austerity measures being implemented by Government.
“In future, Zanu-PF as the ruling Government, should ensure that all civil servants employees should pass through party structures to instil a culture of patriotism in the nation,” he said.
“Some of the challenges we are facing are a result of sabotage as was shown during the past elections that some workers wanted to vote the party out.
“While it is their constitutional right, it wouldn’t be surprising that given a chance the same people will fight tooth and nail for Zanu-PF’s demise.”