The Matabeleland South Zanu PF Youth League has pledged its unwavering support for the first secretary of the party President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying they will do everything in their power to see that he wins the coming polls.
As part of efforts to drum up support for Zanu PF presidential candidate Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, members of the youth league in Matabeleland South Province have launched the #EDhasmyvote campaign punctuated by a colourful march from Phelandaba Stadium to JM Nkomo Polytechnical College.
The provincial youth chairman Cde Washington Nkomo said despite the lack of adequate resources young people have gone out in full force to prop up support for the President Cde Mngagagwa.
Cde Nkomo further highlighted the challenges faced by young people in province which have left many economically disadvantaged.
“A number of youths are crossing the crocodile infested Limpopo river to seek greener pastures others are being arrested for irking a honest living from panning yet white collar criminals are walking scot free,” he said.
The guest speaker, national youth secretary for external affairs and member of the Central Committee Cde Sibongile Sibanda commended youths for submitting their curriculum vitaes for the primary elections saying the time has come for young people to also climb the political ladder.
“I am really happy to see that quite a number of youths have submitted their CVs for the primaries, we are tired of being used to push other people political ambitions, we also want to be up there,” she said.
The message from the Zanu PF provincial chairman Cde Rabelani Choene was the need for everyone to support President Mnangagwa whose administration is working overdrive to bring about economic transformation.
“We are going for elections let us focus on campaigning for ED, that should be our priority right now,” he said.
The youths were also urged to use social media platforms to defend the revolution and garner votes for Zanu PF.
The occasion was also graced by national executive members of the Youth League, Women’s League and War Veterans Association.