A planned demonstration by the Zanu-PF youth league dubbed the One Million-Man March is not tailored to denounce anyone, but an expression of confidence in party President and First Secretary Cde Mugabe, the party’s secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, has said.
Cde Khaya Moyo said the party was fully behind the march.
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He was responding to a news report yesterday in The Daily News on Sunday titled “Zanu-PF okays Anti-Mnangagwa demo,” where the newspaper insinuated that the planned march was against Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Cde Khaya Moyo described the story as misleading and mischievous.
“From the party’s point of view, the march was never said to be against any leader in the party but in solidarity with the President and First Secretary of Zanu-PF for his quality leadership. Certainly the party cannot fail to support such a noble cause,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.
“Zanu-PF is for total unity in the party and no amount of divisive efforts from any quarter will succeed. Our party’s motto is ‘Unity, Peace and Development’ and we live by it.”
He said the Youth League never said they wanted to demonstrate against anyone.
Cde Khaya Moyo said it was therefore preposterous for anyone to suggest that the march was to denounce any party leader.
The Youth League, led by its deputy secretary, Cde Kudzai Chipanga, has been visiting different provinces addressing the youths in readiness for the march.
Meanwhile, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday said Government will unveil 1 500 hectares of land in Harare for a youth housing development scheme.
Addressing thousands of Zanu-PF youths in Mbare, Minister Kasukuwere said the land would be developed by a Chinese firm under one of the mega deals signed between Beijing and Harare in December last year.
Cde Kasukuwere, who is also Zanu-PF national political commissar, was guest of honour at a rally by the youth wing to mobilise for a One Million-Man march to be held next month in solidarity with President Mugabe.
Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Cde Patrick Zhuwao also attended the event.
Cde Zhuwao thanked Cde Kasukuwere for availing land for youth empowerment.
“From Chishawasha, Manyame right up to Norton there will be land for youth,” he said.
Cde Kasukuwere urged the youths to be organised for an orderly distribution of the stands.