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Zanu-PF welcomes back G40 defectors

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  • "Of course, they will not just come back and get a leadership position but we have to scrutinise their intentions for coming back to see if they have accepted that ZANU PF is the only party that can lead Zimbabwe forward,” Mutsvangwa said.

ZANU-PF will continue to welcome defectors who repent and commit to return to its structures — Information, “Of course, they will not just come back and get a leadership position but we have to scrutinise their intentions for coming back to see if they have accepted that ZANU PF is the only party that can lead Zimbabwe forward,” Mutsvangwa said. and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said, as self-exiled former G40 kingpin Saviour Kasukuwere and his younger brother Tongai are among tjose said to have applied to rejoin the ruling party.

Kasukuwere last week wrote from his base in South Africa that he was unceremoniously kicked out from the ruling party without following due process and considered himself a bona fide Zanu-PF member.

Speaking at the Provincial Coordinating Committee extraordinary meeting in Mutare yesterday, Mutsvangwa, who is also ZANU PF Secretary for Administration (Women Affairs) said the revolutionary party embraces those who left the party but have repented and want to come back, but she did not mention anyone by name.

She said ZANU PF leaders have a huge role to play in mobilising the people.

“We have to embrace even those people who had defected and bring them back to the party.

“Of course, they will not just come back and get a leadership position but we have to scrutinise their intentions for coming back to see if they have accepted that ZANU PF is the only party that can lead Zimbabwe forward,” Mutsvangwa said.

Dozens of influential politicians left the party or were shown the door when former President Robert Mugabe was toppled in November 2017. These include Kasukuwere, Walter Mzembi, Patrick Zhuwao, Jonathan Moyo, Mandiitawepi Chimene, among others.

During the meeting, ZANU PF Manicaland province yesterday received 510 applications from candidates wishing to take positions in the District Coordinating Committees.

Makoni district received the highest number of applications at 130 while Mutare received 70, Mutasa (63) Chimanimani (60), Nyanga (59), Chipinge (57), Buhera (43) and Zimunya/Marange received 28.

Secretary for Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Douglas Mahiya said war veterans were keen on producing cadres that were politically conscious.

“We want to put in place a structure that will churn out the intended product for 2023.

“War veterans will mould party cadres who have values, who do not look for material things but those whose minds have been programmed according to ZANU PF values and will vote based on political consciousness,” he said.

Via
Zimbabwe Voice
Source
Sunday Mail

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