VICE President Constantino Chiwenga has told the ongoing Zanu-PF 18th Annual National People’s Conference at Goromonzi that plans by the MDC led by Nelson Chamisa to disturb peace after they lost last year’s elections will not be tolerated.
He said the MDC lost the 2018 harmonised elections, but still insist on causing violence, illegal protests and unsanctioned labour actions with a view to cause anarchy in the country.
“It will not work,” VP Chiwenga said, adding that the MDC must accept the invitation by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to join the national dialogue under POLAD, or live with the reality that they will remain irrelevant.
“MDC malcontents will grow thin hoping that Zanu-PF will somehow disintegrate and collapse… It will not happen because the party is strong and united and every Cadre of the party is advocating for unity of purpose under the able leadership of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
“We must all be loyal to the party and its leadership without any doubt. We must win the 2023 elections with a landslide. Each province must retake the seats we lost to the opposition,” Chiwenga said.
He urged party members to ensure that conference resolutions are implemented in Government for the national good.
“Let us all walk the talk in the quest to achieve vision 2030 as espoused by our leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa. There is no shadow of doubt that agriculture, mining and tourism form the basis of the recovery of our economy.
“We need to shun and expose corruption as well as play our expected roles in national development. On issues of corruption, let me warn those who engage in corruption that you will end up in jail. Corruption must end now,” VP Chiwenga said.
Chiwenga also urged party members to insist on the improvement of the ease of doing business. Government must also embrace the role of technology in making it easier to do business with the country’s local and foreign investors, he said.
VP Chiwenga also urged party members to take advantage of the Chitepo Ideological College to sharpen their understanding of national and party politics and development programmes.
— Zim Voice