Zanu-PF youth plot Mnangagwa interface rally

Zanu-PF youth plot Mnangagwa interface rally
Published: 23 May 2018 (93 Views)
ZANU-PF youths have announced plans to organise a bumper crowd at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's first youth interface rally in Gweru next week, as part of efforts to drum up support for the ruling party's presidential candidate ahead of this year's elections.

The party's youth league political commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu, said the country's 10 provinces had been tasked to bus-in at least 10 000 people apiece.

After the Gweru convention next Thursday, the youth league will then embark on provincial interface meetings with Mnangagwa's two deputies Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi as well as Cabinet ministers.

The youth interface rallies had become a common feature during former President Robert Mugabe's last campaign rallies before his ouster late last year, where various party leaders took turns to denounce Mnangagwa for plotting to topple his then boss.

In an interview yesterday, Tsenengamu said there is no relationship with the past meetings organised during the Mugabe era.

"From our side, this is just a youth convention where we just want representatives of various youth groups to gather and interact with the President. For us basically it's not about the numbers that we are going to pull but it's about the opportunity that we are availing to the young people and have an interaction with the President," Tsenengamu said.
"For us it's not about the numbers that will come because it's not a rally, but this is a convention where we will discuss issues affecting the youths from the four corners of the country," he said.

In a circular sent to all national executive members and provincial youth chairpersons last week, Tsenengamu said each province is instructed to mobilise all the youth and organise their own means of transport to ferry delegates to the convention with the help of provincial leadership and aspiring MPs.

"This shall be a meeting of all young people from all walks of life who include district youth leaders, Ziliwaco Trust, ZNYSGA, ZICOSU, Youth in Farming, Youth in Business, youth in Tourism, Youth in Mining, youth from different churches and all religious organisations, Youth in Arts and Sports etc to interact with our President ED Mnangagwa as we prepare for the pending general election," read the circular.

"As such all provinces are hereby instructed to commence massive youth mobilisation for the event. Each province is instructed to bring a minimum 10 000 youths and please take note, this is strictly youth programme."


- newsday

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Woman found guilty of lust

by Simbarashe Sithole | 20 August 2018 | 454 Views

Paul Siwela: Lion King that is about to roar

by Israel Dube | 20 August 2018 | 273 Views

Chiwenga represents the 'New Disorder' not New Dispensation

by Knowledge Hakata | 20 August 2018 | 385 Views

Tajamuka demands courts to swear in Chamisa

by Stephen Jakes | 20 August 2018 | 404 Views

Chamisa urges fasting, prayers for crunch Wednesday hearing

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 255 Views

Deportation of Tendai Biti low, low point for Zambian regime

by Prof. Michelo Hansungule | 20 August 2018 | 151 Views

Why Biti was deported from Zambia

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 262 Views

Chamisa's heads of argument in Con-Court showdown - FULL-TEXT

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 419 Views

Woman found gift of lust

by Simbarashe Sithole | 20 August 2018 | 159 Views

Mathuthu gets hero's send-off

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 125 Views

A journey well completed

by Emmerson Mnangagwa | 20 August 2018 | 133 Views

Chamisa election petition latest

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 243 Views

Constitutional Court to set number of precedents

by Editorial - the herald | 20 August 2018 | 168 Views

Devolution a priority, says Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 74 Views

Jockeying for Kwekwe mayoral post begins

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 107 Views

Harare Poly gets nod to offer media degree

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 93 Views

Three eye Masvingo mayoral post

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 131 Views

What sin did Ariel Sibanda commit Mr Chidzambwa?

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 20 August 2018 | 134 Views

'We'll not mourn,' says Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 137 Views

Zimbabwe inflation reaches record high since 2012

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 129 Views

Mnangagwa pays tribute to Kofi Annan

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 107 Views

Democracy, elections bad for collective cause

by Reason Wafawarova | 20 August 2018 | 97 Views

Son 'kills' mum over 50c

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 122 Views

'Devolution key to economic development'

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 80 Views

MDC Alliance candidate petition hearing date set

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 104 Views

Hunter challenges conviction, sentence

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 75 Views

Industry expresses concern over poor quality imports

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 88 Views

Police boss blocked from probing cop

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 95 Views

Teenage woman kills hubby

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 104 Views

Woman in trouble after accusing neighbour of lust

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 60 Views

Madlela set to launch album

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 88 Views

Chamisa court case broadcast commendable, but ...

by Editorial - mewsday | 20 August 2018 | 133 Views

Zanu-PF plots at witch-hunt over 'bhora musango'

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 56 Views

Duo electrocuted in attempted cable theft

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 55 Views

'Mnangagwa's Biti tweet misconstrued'

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 112 Views

Divisions rock Zanu-PF

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 88 Views

Nobuntu dazzles Bulawayo fans

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2018 | 117 Views