Thousands of students and youths representatives from different institutions of higher learning around Zimbabwe are gathered at the Mazowe Children’s home to rally behind Grace Mugabe’s entry into the women’s leadership of the ruling party.
The youths arrived at the venue early in the morning singing revolutionary songs and chanting slogans in support of Amai and the 1st family.
Grace Mugabe arrived at the venue amid chanting “BIG UP DR GRACE MUGABE!”
The First Lady received the greeting by immediately taking to the microphone and singing “KANA ZVIKAOMASEI MWARI MUNOTIGONESA! JEHOVA MUNOTIGONERA. KANA DZIMWE NYIKA DZIKATISEKA MUNOTIGONERA!”
She led the vocals while Cde Oppah Muchinguri and Cde Sandi Moyo who flanked her gave the supporting vocals.
Meanwhile the two-day congress of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association has ended at Great Zimbabwe Hotel in Masvingo with the new chairman, Christopher Mutsvangwa calling on Vice President and Second Secretary of Zanu PF, Dr Joice Mujuru to reconsider her position in the party following allegations of planning President Robert Mugabe’s ouster.
Apart from an alleged plot to topple President Mugabe, Dr Mujuru also is overwhelmed by allegations of corruption and other anti-party activities.
Mutsvangwa welcomed the expulsion of his predecessor, Jabulani Sibanda for several party transgressions and also asked for stronger action to be taken against Dzikamai Mavhaire, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti and Nicholas Goche.
Mutsvangwa also said the congress unanimously agreed to back President Mugabe at the December elective congress.
He said the congress also recommended that the First Lady, Dr Grace Mugabe be considered for appointment as the party’s National Secretary for Women Affairs.
The war veterans also said, from now on wards, they will not be on-lookers in the governance of the country.
The new office bearers are Headman Moyo who assumed the Vice Chair position, Victor Matemadanda (Secretary General), Cde Robert Ncube (Treasurer General), Cde Francis Nhando (Political Commissar), Cde Malaki Mpofu (Secretary for Security) and Cde Mandi Chimene (Secretary for Information and Publicity).
Charles Mpofu assumed the position of Secretary for Transport and Welfare, while Chief Chivese assumed the position of Secretary for Legal Affairs.
Ester Munyaradzi assumed the position of Secretary for Women’s Affairs.