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Zanu-PF co-opts Chitando, Murwira into executive

by Staff reporter
30 Mar 2018 at 08:26hrs | Views
Zanu-PF Masvingo has co-opted Mines and Mining Development and Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development ministers Winston Chitando and Professor Amon Murwira into the provincial executive respectively.

Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial chair Ezra Chadzamira said Professor Murwira was the new secretary for education while Engineer Chitando was appointed a committee member.

The two were appointed ministers by President Mnangagwa when he announced his Cabinet after his inauguration in November last year.

Engineer Chitando and Professor Murwira hail from Gutu District. Chadzamira said the decision to co-opt the two Cabinet ministers as members of the ruling party provincial executive was unanimous.

He described the pair as very "big" assets to Zanu-PF in Masvingo.

"We have co-opted Professor Murwira and Eng Chitando, as members of the provincial executive. The pair have the much-needed expertise that will be instrumental in developing our province in general and our party Zanu-PF in particular.

"They hold key portfolios in Government that we hope will drive socio-economic development in Masvingo," he said.

Turning to the forthcoming harmonised elections, Chadzamira warned aspiring candidates against denouncing fellow party cadres ahead of primary elections expected in May.

He said candidates were supposed to desist from hate speech as it violated principles and values of Zanu-PF.

"Aspiring candidates should preach unity and peace, which strengthens the party. The candidates should vigorously campaign for President Mnangagwa and the party, Zanu-PF, so that we win convincingly in the province. We are aiming for a clean sweep in the elections," he said.

The Zanu-PF Masvingo chair said the party leadership in the province had already covered a lot of ground in mobilising members to campaign for the ruling party throughout the province.

He also reminded district chairpersons to ensure that they submit cell registers to the provincial leadership for onward submission to the National Commissariat Department by April 6.

"All party members belong to party cells and it is those cell members who should know you as aspiring candidates. The same people will determine your victory or defeat in the primary elections.

"Therefore, you should ensure that you are included in the cell register as we expect all members to be registered.

"We also hope that all cell members are registered voters," said Chadzamira.

Political commissar Jevas Masosota urged provincial executive members to participate in mobilisation programmes that are presently being undertaken by the party leadership.

Masosota accused some provincial executive members of failing to take part in Zanu-PF mobilisation programmes in Masvingo.

"Let us be part of this exercise (mobilisation) to ensure that the party is strong and that we win the forthcoming general elections," he said.

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