Zanu PF youths have today clashed in Gweru at a meeting to drum up support for the Mugabe million man march.
Midlands is a deeply divided province with Team Lacoste and G40 battling for control. The Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Kudzi Chipanga, a strong G40 member was leading the meeting.
Interim Zanu PF Midlands provincial chairperson, who is also the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Jorum Gumbo, took a swipe at rowdy youths who caused a stir just before the meeting, threatening to disrupt the proceedings.
Also present at the meeting were members of the Zanu PF politburo, central committee, legislators and other senior party members.
Chipanga says as youths they want to create a platform that will allow them to interact directly with the party’s First Secretary President Robert Mugabe.
Addressing thousands of Zanu PF youths during the Midlands provincial inter-district youth league meeting at the party’s convention centre in Gweru, Chipanga says as youths they are working on creating ways that will enable the youths to meet and interact with President Mugabe more often.
He said youths usually meet the President briefly during conferences or congresses and have very little or no time at all to interact with him.
The meeting was held to garner support for the one million men march to be held in solidarity with President Mugabe in Harare on the 25th of this month.
Giving his report on the state of affairs in the province, the acting provincial youth chairman Cde Prosper Machando says the province is solidly behind the leadership of President Mugabe, adding that individuals who were using their money to abuse youths for their own political interests where tarnishing the province’s image.