Blessings Chidakwa Correspondent
Zanu-PF Mashonaland West Province has started door-to-door campaigns ahead of the harmonised elections later this year.
The province’s Youth League said most of the campaigns were being carried out in rural areas, as there was need to explain why there was a change of guard in the top leadership of the revolutionary party. Former President Cde Robert Mugabe resigned on November 21, paving way for Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa to assume the leadership of both the party and Government. Mashonaland West Youth League provincial political commissar Cde Tapiwa Chitate yesterday told The Herald that the wing was driving the campaign.
“As the youth wing, being the majority in the party after having successfully held our seven youth inter-district meetings, we then came up with a new strategy of campaigning door-to-door,” he said.
“The campaigns started this week, targeting mostly the rural folk and it will soon move to cover urban centres.” Cde Chitate said they realised during their inter-district meetings that there was still need to explain the leadership changes in the party.
“This prompted us as a wing to embark on door-to-door campaigns, where we are meeting the electorate and ironing out such issues; at the same time marketing our party ahead of the upcoming elections,” he said.
The league’s provincial vice chairperson Cde Joseph Nyariri said party members should take advantage of the extension of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise to register as voters and ensure the party won resoundingly. Cde Nyariri implored party cadres to remain resolute in following zanu-pf’s principles of peace, unity and development.
“As the ruling party’s most vibrant wing, we appeal to our supporters to register to vote so that we can defend our party through the ballot box,” he said.