|‘Zanu-PF already in election mood’|
|Saturday, 16 June 2012 21:43|
Zanu-PF national chairman Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo has called on all party leaders to gear up for national elections scheduled for later this year, saying the plebiscite will determine the survival of the party.
“The party is already in an election mood and our party leaders at all levels must gear themselves for this important mission,” he said.
Ambassador Khaya Moyo fired a broadside at leaders who fan factionalism and corruption, saying they should leave the party.
“We all belong to Zanu-PF and not a certain leader. If you want to belong to a person, then you should leave us alone. Who are you to destroy the revolutionary party? Our constitution does not have a provision for factionalism and, therefore, it should be stopped at all costs.” Party leaders from Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland West and Harare attended the workshop, which was addressed by a group of CCP experts.
Addressing the delegates, the head of the Chinese delegation, Professor Wu Shumin, who is also the director-general of the CCP centre for international exchanges, said senior party cadres are key components of any successful revolution. “At the CCP, we have accepted that senior party cadres are the greatest treasure any political organisation can have. Without their arduous struggle, China would not be where it is today,” he said. Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Webster Shamu weighed in, saying Zimbabweans should follow the path set out by President Mugabe in the same way the Chinese religiously follow the teachings of Cde Mao.
“In Zimbabwe, all political education, which encompasses empowerment and independence, should come from our leader, President Mugabe,” said Cde Shamu, who is also the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity.