KWEKWE: Amid denying infights publicly, Zanu PF Midlands shocked the public during a Provincial Coordinating Committee meeting held in Kwekwe recently after announcing a truce between its chefs, a revelation that confirmed wearing fights in the political party.
The two camps of ZANU PF Midlands provincial Chairman and Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Senator Larry Mavima joined hands with provincial member Honourable Owen Ncube, in an alliance they said will strengthen the revolutionary party ahead of 2023 harmonised elections.
“What we want is unity of purpose. We are all gathered here to prove to the people that we are now a united force. Our vision is to ensure that our President wins the 2023 elections without a doubt. Those who were used to rumour-mongering about the rift between me and Comrade Muda, the time is up. Let us all work together for the development of our revolutionary party and ensure that we get victory come 2023,” Senator Mavhima said.
“I know that you are well aware that we were not in good books between me and Engineer Mackenzi Ncube and Senator Larry Mavima. However, I want to assure you that the rift ends here and now.
Senator Mavima is my chairman and we now eat in one plate. We are a family and what unites us is greater than our interests. We are now one united family which is moving in the same direction in support of our President Baba VaMnangagwa,” Ncube also said.
ZANU PF Provincial leader Engineer Mackenzie Ncube weighed in saying the occasion marked the beginning of great things within the ZANU PF family.
“What has happened here is indeed a great initiative. Our goal is to attain five million votes for our Presidential candidate ED Mnangagwa.
He is a visionary and deserves respect from all of us. What we need to do after this occasion is to go back to basics and ensure that our members are registered to vote. Everything is being done for free including the issuance of identity cards. Let us all play our party to ensure that we win the upcoming elections,” said Eng McKenzie.
Factionalism is not new to Zanu PF as history has it that the ‘coup’ that saw President Emerson Mnangagwa’s ascendance to power was a result of fierce fights between two supposed factions namely Team Lacoste and G40.