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Zanu-PF embarks on drive to garner support

by Staff reporter
27 Mar 2018 at 13:41hrs | Views
Zanu-PF says it is leaving no stone unturned in its search for support ahead of the 2018 polls where President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been selected as the party's presidential candidate.

The revolutionary party's Manicaland Province Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) met amid calls to guarantee that adequate information on programmes and the election processes are cascaded down to the members.

Zanu-PF Manicaland Province chairperson, Mike Madiro said as the party's leadership they must be seen to be organised and approach the electorate in a systematic way during campaigns.

The party National Chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri noted that the President has already set the tone in meeting influential organisations such as churches as well as the traditional leadership in the country.

"We need to follow suit so that we have them in our corner ahead of the 2018 polls," said Muchinguri –Kashiri.

Zanu-PF Manicaland Province political commissar, Gift Kagweda said, "It is essential that verification is done at cell level and that all the requisite information has been captured so that we know the numbers of people that we are dealing with ahead of the polls".

The extra-ordinary PCC also saw the spelling out of guidelines that have to be met by aspiring legislators.

"The party is looking to field candidates that have a proven track record as well as those who have proven that they are loyal. They must also have paid up their subscriptions, be registered voters as well as having being a member at district level for five years," highlighted the party's Manicaland Province secretary for administration, Kenneth Saruchera.

Zanu-PF's stronghold Manicaland Province saw the party garnering 23 out of the 26 legislative seats in the last election held in 2013.

Source - zbc