By Dr Masimba Mavaza | ZANU PF UK AND ENGLAND in their first post CCOVID general meeting on Saturday 18th September 2021 in Northampton Midlands in England have endorsed cde Emerson Mnangagwa to be the candidate representing ZANU PF in 2023. The motion was raised by cde Hilton Mabhurukwa and seconded by cde Simon Wenhamo.
"Pres Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is the sole Presidential candidate for ZANU PF in the 2023 harmonised Gen election- ZANU PF UK District, Sec for Administration/Acting Chairman Cde Xavier Zavare, speaking at a recent ZANU PF UK District Gen Members meeting. Musangano kumasero" pic.twitter.com/3sERZ6axdf
— ZimEye (@ZimEye) September 20, 2021
The endorsement came when the President of Zimbabwe cde Ermerson Dambudzo MNANGAGWA is marked to visit The United Kingdom in October soon after the ZANU PF 19th Conference in Bindura.
In every conference the Provinces will endorse a candidate they want to represent the party in the forthcoming general elections.
The meeting in the UK was chaired by the most senior executive member cde Xavier Muneyi Muzukuru Zavare who is the secretary for Administration and the acting chairman.
Cde Xavier Muneyi Muzukuru Zavare became the acting chairman by the action of the law following the death of cde MASIMBA TAWENGWA who passed on in January 2021 due to COVID-19.
In ZANU PF when a chairperson of the party in any portfolio dies the next senior position holder becomes the acting chairperson. In the case of ZANU PF UK cde ZAVARE as the secretary of Administration is a lawfully acting chairperson.
ZANU PF UK has been rocked by bickering of positions and looks divided with cde Marshal Gore who is the deputy secretary of administration claiming to be the legitimate Chairman.
In supporting the motion to endorse president MNANGAGWA the delegates took note of the developments done under the leadership of cde Emmerson MNANGAGWA. Zimbabwe had started a very fast vicious journey towards middle income economy and wealthy for all by 2030. Zimbabwe has shaken itself from the shackles of poverty and raised to a glorious journey of development and success.
Despite the circumstances which kept Zimbabwe in the shaddows of suffering Cde MNANGAGWA has managed to give Zimbabweans hope.
Cde Zavare who chaired the meeting added that Zimbabwe’s freedom space has been expanded because of cde Emerson MNANGAGWA. We now have people who have the freedom of abducting themselves because they are free to do so.
Many speakers have echoed the sentiments that indeed MNANGAGWA has brought in new dispensation and new progress in Zimbabwe.
Speaking on the sidelines of the meeting cde Masikati said Zimbabwe is now claiming its position on the international space thanks to cde MNANGAGWA.
In the meeting cde Zavare started by calling for a unity a purpose with every ZANU PF member in UK in a drive to a mass recruitment of new members to achieve the five million votes by 2023 for ZANU PF. He said we can only honour cde MNANGAGWA by rallying behind him.
On the coming of president MNANGAGWA to the UK in October, cde Mavaza who was in the meeting said “. This is a milestone in the Zimbabwean quest to normalise the Zimbabwean foreign relations. Cde President Emerson MNANGAGWA will be the first Zimbabwean president to visit the UK in the past twenty years.”
Cde Mavaza concurred with cde Zavare and other cdes that the visit by the president to the UK is an important event for Zimbabwe. He is putting the Zimbabwean flag up high. on that note he invited all Zimbabweans in the UK to unite and give the president a resounding welcome to the UK. “
In the same meeting cde Everjoy Kurangwa the secretary of Women’s league urged all the factions to unite and all Zimbabweans in the UK to forget about their political inclination and welcome the president as a one United unity.
Cde Salome Erick representing the youth league standing in for cde Makuku who was caught up in a traffic jam said ZANU PF youth has engineered a number of projects to alleviate the lives of the youth in Zimbabwe and in England. She urged all the youth in the UK to rally behind Emerson Dambudzo MNANGAGWA. Cde Salome Erick reminded the youth in the UK that Zimbabwe is the only country in the whole world which they can call theirs. She urged them to identify with Zimbabwe by rallying behind president MNANGAGWA.
Cde Augustine Mutizira the secretary for security called upon the MDC and it’s supporting organisations to stop planning for demonstrations but to come and welcome their president. “In this visit cde MNANGAGWA is not representing ZANU PF but Zimbabwe.
Speaker after speaker urged those in Zimbabwe to stop dividing the people in the UK. They must focus on uniting the party and make the visit of the president a success.
Cde Mukutirwa the secretary for finance thanked the members of ZANU PF UK for their faithful financial contribution to the revolutionary party.
Cde Kurangwa reminded the people that ZANU PF is a big pocket. We can all fit in there.
The meeting was graced by many important people in the UK like cde Stephen Mutasa from Northampton cde Masikati cde Chibaya cde Tafa.
The ZANU PF UK and Europe pledged to be in the ship steered by Cde MNANGAGWA which is building Zimbabwe step by step and stone by stone.
The Midlands in England saw the revolutionary faces lighting the darkness being cast on Zimbabwe the torch of hope being lit in Northampton by cde Sammuel Mpofu cde Heather Hunda Cde Shupikai Kaseke cde Ben Mungwira Kingston Gurure.
During the meeting cde Kosta Ngandu and cde Pepertua Ruzvidzo Celebrated to the news that a planned demonstration against Zimbabwe in America flopped as the name of Emnerson MNANGAGWA flew high.
Some of the comrades who attended were George Mandizha, Leonard Kachingwe, Eddie Mukutirwa, Everjoy Kurangwah, Farai Cheuka, Salome Eric, Ronald Mataruse, Brian Dongo, Simbarashe Madzima from Coventry and many more from all over England.
Because of the distance the comrades from Scotland could not attend but they had their zoom executive meeting chaired by Cde Xavier Muneyi Muzukuru Zavare.