ZANU PF Holds Historic Birmingham-UK Conference

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Signs that the party is getting stronger in the United Kingdom – President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU PF party on Saturday hosted a historic conference in the second capital Birmingham city.

It is Birmingham that is remembered during the liberation war of independence for providing refuge to then senior ZANU PF emissary, Didymus Mutasa (now Presidential Affairs Minister) who lived there while mobilising resources and support for the ZANLA forces back home.

On Saturday, the party deliberately chose Birmingham to meet for a key consultative forum seeking to among other things see that its ZIMASSET economic program works.

Below was their press release following the meeting which attracted numerous members across the United Kingdom:665a4a68dc5137f9076842a5a6179455

ZANU PF UK held a landmark Consultative Meeting and Business Forum in Birmingham on Saturday, the 15th of March at a packed venue. The meeting was hosted by the vibrant ZANU PF UK Birmingham Branch which is led by the Branch Chairman; Cde George Nhera.

The inclusive meeting, held under the theme “Making Zim Asset Work for You” drew Zimbabweans from various professional backgrounds across the UK, and the mixture combined to make the meeting vibrant and one hailed by those who attended as a great success.

ZANU PF UK has put it at the centre of its approach to combine business and politics. This comes from an appreciation that people don’t eat, dress or drive politics. Politics should be about the betterment of people’s lives and not the betterment of the life of the politician. It should be about self-sacrifice by the politician and not unjust enrichment. Therefore flowing from that philosophy Zanu PF-UK embarked on a programme to explain Zim Asset and make it simple enough for the enterprising mind to envision the opportunities that lie therein. Leading this initiative is the ZANU PF UK Science and Technology Secretary; Dr Samuel Chindaro, who gave another of his series of presentations on Zim Asset. Cde Moses Samasuwo, a local entrepreneur and Party Cadre also gave a presentation about the investment climate in Zimbabwe and outlined practical and technical steps about establishing a business in Zimbabwe.

 

Dr Chindaro gave a presentation covering the background of Zim Asset, and explained why this policy is different from previous policies in that it is based on exploiting the country’s abundant natural resources and its well-established human capital. He said that technology and the people are the key drivers of Zim Asset and gave examples of how technology can be a key to all the four main clusters and the sub-clusters. He blasted the imposition of sanctions on the President and his family calling it an absurd, unjustified, divide-and-rule tactic meant to split the Zimbabwe family and to hurt the country as a whole. He added that sanctions on the President are sanctions against the country and an attack on all Zimbabweans.

 

Dr Chindaro’s presentation combined very well with Cde Moses Samasuwo who gave a powerful presentation which included the 7 steps which one should take in order to establish a business in Zimbabwe. The 7 steps and associated advice will be made available on the ZANU PF UK website in the near future. Cde Samasuwo said a comprehensive investment guide on Zimbabwe which will outline the wide-range of opportunities available in Zimbabwe, would also be made available in the next three to six months.

 

The Secretary for Administration Cde Marshall Gore spoke about establishing a Chamber of Commerce to bridge the business information asymmetry between the UK and Zimbabwe.

ZANU PF UK Chairman Cde Nick Mangwana, who was chairing the meeting, gave a narrative of his personal experience about adapting and meeting challenges in order to succeed, grow and make a difference. He made an impassioned appeal to the diaspora community to come out of their comfort zones. He said that anyone who stays in their comfort zone will never grow. He said that breaking out of your comfort zone is doing something you have not done before, something which is anxiety invoking and is not risk neutral. He spoke against the spirit of entitlement and the loss of the Zimbabwean work ethic.

 

The Chairman’s message was supported by Cde Itai Choto, the ZANU PF UK Information and Publicity Secretary whose thrust was the branding of the Party. Cde Choto spoke about awareness of how the Party members engage with other people. He spoke against being aggressive and abusive and urged members to stay calm and polite when they engage in public fora such as social media and articulate the party’s position in a dignified manner. He implored cadres to go on a charm offensive rather than the bludgeoning of people with words. Cde Choto was credited with giving the meeting the level of publicity it had which had resulted in the overwhelming unprecedented attendance. There was consensus that Cde Choto continues to excel in his role as evidenced by the rapidly growing membership and visibility of the party in the UK. The Secretary for Security Cde Matunge called for maintenance of vigilance. He said that there is a need to remain aware that there will be an on -going attempt to infiltrate and disrupt the party in the UK.

 

The Women’s League Chairperson Cde Ruth Jabangwe spoke about the need for married women to maintain their cultural values despite the change in social setting. She said she hates seeing so many marriages breaking up due to the loss of cultural values, especially in the diaspora; a message which got a standing ovation from the male attendants!

 

The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session which was open to the floor, for both question and answers. Issues ranging from the challenges the diaspora community face when opening businesses in Zimbabwe, the operation of ZANU PF UK, to the Issues of corruption were discussed. The forum noted with concern the level of dishonesty pervading our value system as a nation. There was consensus that corruption eradication should begin with individuals saying no to corruption.

 

Cde Tinomudaishe Chinyoka spoke passionately about corruption and noted the difficulties faced in all societies in eradicating “individual” corruption. He said that it was “institutional corruption” which is more damaging and should be tackled vigorously. Dr Chindaro noted that the current drive against corruption was initiated by the ZANU PF government and was included in the Party Manifesto, Zim Asset and the Party Resolutions from the 2013 Chinhoyi Conference. He implored individuals not to jump on the bandwagon by throwing around unfounded allegations.

 

A Party member who attended the Chinhoyi Conference, Cde Matongo, surprised Cde Nick Mangwana by informing him that he had listened to his landmark, ground-breaking address at the Conferenc. He commended the Chairman for the consistency in his message which resonated with his landmark, address to the Conference, and urged members to continue with their support.

 

Secretary for Commissariat, Cde Davison Chimenya saluted all the branches that were there. Among the branch members who attended were Cde Alfred Runyararo Benyera and Cde Table (South West England), Cde Mazala Bako (Coventry), Dr Agatha Benyera-Mararike (Kent). Cde George Nhera was the hosting Branch Chairman, supported by his team which included the Vice-Chairman Cde Chatindiara.

 

Zanu PF UK acknowledged the tasty complimentary culinary supply from the West Midlands women’s League led by Cde Gloria Chimbara. The Youth Chairman Cde Takunda Mangere, the Finance Secretary, Cde Eddie Mukutirwa were acknowledged for their unwavering support to the cause and the wisdom they bring to their portfolios.

 

The meeting was followed by a social event which allowed members to interact and network. This report would not be complete without mentioning the beautiful dancing and singing by Cde Bevan Pemhenayi which brought “morari” to the occasion. The meeting was closed by Cde Chatindiara the Vice Chairman for Birmingham.

 

Similar events are lined up during the course of the year and will be announced on the website and other media platforms.

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  • Cephas Kachana

    Ok. Zvozodii

  • lethal sansole

    Question. How can a Mugabe traitor and collaborator who claimed asylum to enter uk be allowed to remain. Full list of names of all attendees to be passed to uk immigration.

  • Anastasia Steele

    What is now patently obvious is the fact that these people are the first batch of “asylum seekers” that the UK Government granted humanitarian protection to because they had the right paperwork. The paperwork was manufactured under the auspices of Happie Bonyongwe.

    Mugabe brought his spies to her majesty’s country. They even work on government and especially the UKBA to deny real SANCTUARY SEEKERS humanitarian protection.

    Poor Liz …. No poor Zimbabweans that now have to deal with a “legitimized” spy network infiltrating the comfort zone they had established…. NO MORE SAFE HAVEN FOR YOU POOR BLIGHTERS!!!!

    SHAME…..

  • Rhodesian Front

    Zanu hates all whites. Ok, fair enough. I accept that.

    But if Zanu is in UK, can we whites re-start the Rhodesian Front in Zimbabwe then? Hm, THOUGHT NOT!

    Hypocrites, all of them. Thank you for the list of names though – they won’t be forgotten.

  • Charles Chamunorwa

    CIOs@work.co.za. Why they don’t establish a branch in China or North Korea I wonder

  • Mbonisi

    Ok. Good woerk. Greydog there u go. We hev taken over your branches

  • Cheninga Zendera

    MDC cowards’ comments are a sign of a dying puppet party. Now that your handlers are withholding funding, u are in panicking to the marrow.Who are u to deny freedom of assembly of any political party on this planet? U lied about your country and danced with the devil in the west begging for sanctions on your motherland. What a shame!

  • hohoho-oo

    REGAI ZVINZI MAZIMBA ARE SOME OF THE DUMPIEST PPLE AROUND…….WHY COME TO SUPPORT ZANU PF IN UK…..WHY NOT JUST GO BACK HOME TO DAD MUGABE….HOW CAN A NOBLE STRAIGHT THINKING PERSON PARADE AND CELEBRATE ZANU PF BEING IN POWER IN ZIMBABWE…..WHAT IS THERE TO SUPPORT ABOUT THE OLD DOG MUGABE AND ZANU PF…..MAZIMBA PLIZ PLIZ LETS JUST THINK FOR ONE MOMENT

  • ryton dzimiri

    United Kingdom is a very brilliant country. They invented a blue attracive light to catch flies to keep butcheries insect free.

    This light is very attractive in the eye of a fly and all sorts of flies try to sit on it. The unfortunate thing is that there is a lethal adhessive to catch the unsuspecting low IQ poor fly.

    Just three months ago, British Jehadist fanaticts were called heros when they left Britain to go and fight a “holly” war in Syria. I was watching and laughing because l knew the flies were rushing for a glowing trap.

    Low IQ are everywhere, just wait for two years and see how these Zimbabwean Mugabe-minded flies will be hanging on a trap.

    The curse of a fool is that foolishness will never depart from his genes.

  • jongwe

    Zanu in the UK? People who fled from the repressive Mugabe regime have reasons to fear for their lives. The reputation of these CIO agents is well known. The horrors, torture and persecution suffered by many, now living in the UK, is still fresh in their minds. It is really worrying for peace loving people who thought they had got away from it all by coming to the UK to find themselves face to face with their tormentors. The threat posed by these Zanus is real and people need to be wary as these people are coming disguised as business people. Why don’t they go and do their business in Zimbabwe if it is so free.

  • hohoho-oo

    OBVIOUS ITS EASY TO TELL THAT THIS BUNCH HAS GOT CONNECTIONS WITH THE CURRENT ZANU PF THIEVES……THEY ARE IN A WAY BENEFITING FROM ZANU PF ….VAZUKURU…VAKUWASHA…VANA…..BROTHERS..SITERS OR ANYTHING TO ZANU PF MOGULS….NEKUTI I DONT SEE WHY ONE WILL RUN AWAY FROM ZIMBABWE S ZANU PF TO UK AND START PURSUING ZANU PF AGENDAS AND MAKING SILLY NOISE TO PEACE IN UK….NONSENSE

  • Joe WeZanu

    First mistake is to assume that everyone in the UK “ran” away from Zimbabwe. A lot are just expatriates like all those Republican and Democrats from the US who live in the UK. Secondly we all know that, most of the so-called asylum figures are fake. If you were genuinely escaping persecution, why did you not end up in Botswana, Zambia or any of those countries easier to get to? Zanu PF is in the UK stay.

  • Joe Silwane

    It is a shame that Zimbabweans think so low of themselves to assume that every Zimbabwean living in the UK is an asylum-seeker. This talk of submitting a list of names to the UKBA will only prove to them how desperate and clueless you are.Respect “freedom of association” and let people support whichever party they want.This intolerance is evidence of an underdeveloped mind!

  • hohoho-oo

    I THINK THESE SO ZANU PF PPLE IN UK ARE GOING TO BE A BIG THREAT FOR ZIM PPLE IN UK AS THEY ARE GOING TO BE USED AND WORKING FOR THE EVIL ZANU PF PPLE TO TARGET AND IDENTIFY THOSE IN UK WHO DONT SUPPORT ZANU PF SO THAT WHEN THEY VIST ZIMBABWE THE CIO WILL BE WAITING FOR THEM OR TARGET THEIR RELATIVES AND INVESTMENTS……I SMELL A RAT HERE THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES NEED TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THIS DUBIOUS AND EVIL MUGABE GANG………WE ARE NOT SAFE….EVEN HAMA KUMUSHA NOT SAFE…THIS IS EXTENSION OF CHIPANGANO IN UK HOME OFFICE WILL BE NOTIFIED

  • maxx system

    Nonsense,zanoids hahahaha bunch of lossers u can fool those with little minds ,the blighter ones wil always notice ur ways b4 u make ur moves,u can even rule zim for ever bt the truth is u dont have zimbabweans at heart,

  • Tiki Tiko

    Ho- o you sound to pathologically paranoid. There is no rationality in your arguments. Please seek help.

  • machiridza

    Iripiko zanu yacho tijoine hedu isu

  • Jones

    Machinja muchasvotwa kusvika marutsa

  • Cuthy Dube

    come back home and implement zimasset yachoka, why du u guys dream?????? hamuneti kurota makaita seiko imimi. a lot nids to b done in zim so that it becomes a nation inotariswawo nevanhu. wht are u doing in UK u stupid fogs and rats

  • Baba Greyhora

    Greyhora where are u my son? Plz come home it has been long time since I last posted my opinions on this stinking site. Who are these daft people my son,by the looks of it they do not match your IQ,hoo-ooo et al y do they waste the forum’s time.

  • Munhu

    ZANU support in the UK !! What are they still doing there, think about it something is not right here – over three decades ZANU in power and you are still in the UK . It’s very clear that all Zimbos had rather be home – so if you support this party how come you haven’t found your way to the mother land???? Just asking.

  • hohoho-oo

    KUGUTA MA BUY1 GET 1 FREE ……..ENDAI MUNOPEMBEDZA ZANU PF MUGERE MURIMA KUNANA EPWORTH…..MUCHICHERA PFURA PA BOREHOLE MU TOWN….MUCHIBIKA NE HUNI….MUCHIROVA POTHOLE ….HANDITI KUDA ZVAE UK KUTIZA NHAMO FROM ZIM…MAGUTA MAVAKUDZINGANA NEZVENHANDO ZVUKUTI ZANU PF,, ZANU PF IN EUROPE