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Kudzi Chipanga bounces back in Zanu-PF structures

by Staff reporter
03 Jun 2024 at 03:21hrs | Views
Former Zanu-PF youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga has secured a prominent position within the ruling party, marking his first significant role since being readmitted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Chipanga was elected as the Zanu-PF Makoni District Coordination Committee Secretary for Local Government in elections held in Rusape last week, garnering 19 out of 22 votes.

Zanu-PF Manicaland Provincial Chairperson Tawanda Mukodza, who was recently endorsed as the substantive leader of Manicaland, confirmed the development in an interview with NewsDay.

"Yes, comrade Kudzanai Chipanga was elected as the Zanu-PF Makoni District Coordination Committee Secretary for Local Government, and we are pleased for our comrade," Mukodza said. "We also had co-options in our province and are satisfied with the direction we are taking as a party. We are united, which is in line with what our President Emmerson Mnangagwa always emphasizes."

Sources indicated that Mnangagwa is already mobilizing party members, eyeing a continued leadership role beyond the end of his current term in 2028.

"This marks the beginning of comrade Kudzanai Chipanga's resurgence. This is his first post since his readmission to the party. The future holds many possibilities," a source revealed. "Makoni District is significant, being the largest district in Manicaland and playing a crucial role in national politics."

Makoni District is home to notable figures such as former Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa, former Agriculture Minister Joseph Made, former Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Mandiitawepi Chimene, and Zanu-PF stalwart Patrick Chinamasa.

Chipanga was expelled from Zanu-PF in 2017 along with other members of the G40 faction during intense factional disputes within the party. He was readmitted under Mnangagwa's directive and has since been seen at State House with the President.

Chipanga is renowned for organizing the one-million-man march by party youths in 2016 to show solidarity with the late former President Robert Mugabe.

Source - newsday