All Zanu PF structures in Masvingo Province have endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, barely five months after the last elections.
The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Ezra Chadzamira said this is one of the resolutions that the province is taking to the party’s annual conference to be held in Esigodini, Bulawayo this month.
Chadzamira said this during a meeting attended by Zanu PF national chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri at Masvingo Polytechnic on Monday.
The meeting follows a chain of meetings held in the province’s seven districts.
“Masvingo is a one-party State, everything in the province is under command programs. We have programs such as command livestock, agriculture, fisheries and command water. We have agreed as a province to rally behind ED for the 2023 Presidential elections,” said Chadzamira.
The endorsement was met with ululations and ED 2023 pfe-e endorsement slogans by delegates and party supporters.
Minister of Mines and Mining development, Winston Chitando and Zanu PF national political commissar (PC) Englebert Rugeje were among the first people to shout out the ED 2023 pfe-e slogan at the meeting when they greeted and addressed party members.
“2023, ED Pfee, ED Pfee 2023,” chanted Chitando as part of his greeting to the party supporters.
Meanwhile Muchinguri took a swipe at war veterans who are aligned to the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance. She said that war veterans and ex detainees who fought in the liberation war are loyal to Zanu PF and those who are aligned to other political parties should be investigated to determine if they fought in the liberation war.
“War veterans who have joined MDC are not war veterans, I don’t think they fought in the war. Why join Chamisa the enemy?” asked Muchinguri amid ululations.