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Why Zanu-PF And President Mnangagwa Will Prevail In 2023, And Beyond

Courtesy of the Zimbabwe is Open for Business policy, Afrochine Smelting is establishing an integrated chrome mining and processing operation  - which will be Africa’s largest steel manufacturing plant By Kennedy Mapesa Mandaza It is now a foregone conclusion that ZANU PF and President Mnangagwa are going to win the 2023 elections resoundingly. There are many reasons why ZANU PF, the people's party, and the President and First Secretary of ZANU PF are poised to win the watershed elections which are going to take place in 2023. The MDC formations which include CCC, ZAPU and other small parties will be put into their right places. The political landscape of Zimbabwe is going to be defined by what parties have been able to do for the people, and what they have for the future of the majority of Zimbabweans. Undeniably, ZANU PF over the years has proven that it is a party will clear policies and programmes which define the future of Zimbabweans. These policies and programmes were the bedrock upon which the liberation struggle was fought for.

Courtesy of the Zimbabwe is Open for Business policy, Afrochine Smelting is establishing an integrated chrome mining and processing operation  – which will be Africa’s largest steel manufacturing plant

 

By Kennedy Mapesa Mandaza

 

It is now a foregone conclusion that ZANU PF and President Mnangagwa are going to win the 2023 elections resoundingly.

There are many reasons why ZANU PF, the people’s party, and the President and First Secretary of ZANU PF are poised to win the watershed elections which are going to take place in 2023.

The MDC formations which include CCC, ZAPU and other small parties will be put into their right places.

The political landscape of Zimbabwe is going to be defined by what parties have been able to do for the people, and what they have for the future of the majority of Zimbabweans.

Undeniably, ZANU PF over the years has proven that it is a party will clear policies and programmes which define the future of Zimbabweans.

These policies and programmes were the bedrock upon which the liberation struggle was fought for. ZANU PF has continued to champion the cause of the Zimbabweans to ensure that they gain total independence, premised on the ownership of the means of production, the economy in general, particularly the land and the natural resources on and under it.

In doing so the visionary leadership of ZANU PF, have not forgotten the importance of the youths of today, as the future leaders.

 

 

Hence the majority of the policies and programmes are being crafted and implement with and for the youth.
Zimbabweans should vote for ZANU PF in the next election in order for them to consolidate their ownership and control of the means of production as we march towards an upper middle-income economy.

The mantra “Nyika inovakwa nekutongwa nevene vayo; Ilizwe lakhiwa, lokubuswa ngabanikazi balo” is not mere rhetoric nor election propaganda, but a transformative agenda that has in the recent past seen Zimbabwe become a construction site.

Many progressive and objective economic analysts have acknowledged the progress that Zimbabwe has made to the point where Zimbabwe has been arguably singled out as one of the most developing countries, despite the challenges faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The construction of many water bodies including Tokwe-Mukosi, the deliberate mechanisation of the agricultural sector, expansion and construction of new look Beitbridge Border Post and Town, Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, the rehabilitation of the Beitbridge-Masvingo-Harare road and other roads, the Zambezi Matebeleland Water Project, the construction of the new Parliament Building in Mt Hampden, the building of decent houses, are but some projects that the ZANU PF government has been undertaking to fulfil the expectations of the people. In the mining and manufacturing sectors, there have been major projects which were commissioned.

Courtesy of the Zimbabwe is Open for Business policy, Afrochine Smelting is establishing an integrated chrome mining and processing operation in Manhize, Chivhu, which will be Africa’s largest steel manufacturing plant.

 

 

In Muzarabani, an Australian firm Invictus Energy is poised to beginning drilling for oil and gas. These and many other projects will grow Zimbabwe’s GDP as we move towards an upper-middle economy by 2030.

The foresightedness of the visionary leadership of President Mnangagwa has brought us thus far and there is evidence that ZANU PF under his leadership remains the best foot forward in every facet.

Most countries which have prospered have done so on the strength of the ownership of the country’s means of production and resources. The then MDC-T which has now morphed into CCC has over the years come up with policies such as JUICE, which put emphasis on the creation of jobs for Zimbabweans.

While it is true that the country needs to create jobs for the unemployed youths, CCC’s policies do not address the question of who should create the jobs and how.

Unlike MDC-T and CCC, ZANU PF emphasises the creation, ownership and control of the means of production and institutions by Zimbabweans in order to create jobs for fellow Zimbabweans.

This is why ZANU PF has for a long time put emphasis on empowering its citizenry so that they can be masters of their own destiny, leaving no place and no one behind.

ZANU PF has been consistent in the articulation and pronouncement of its clear policies and programmes for empowering and directing the future of Zimbabweans.

 

 

The leadership of ZANU PF speaks with one voice on party programmes. They do not give contradicting policy positions on critical issues when addressing the people, a character which is elusive to the hollow but eloquent CCC leader.

A party which is serious about leading Zimbabwe should thus be defined by the consistency with which they pronounce their party policies and how they benefit the people. What we see in the towns and cities run by CCC and MDC is indicative of the death of capacity in their ranks.

Equally worrying is the extent of corruption and self-serving leadership among the CCC.

MDC-T which morphed into CCC, has over the years and even today, proven that it does not have any policy and programme for the future of Zimbabwe.

The absence of a written code or constitution, speaks volumes of the form, shape and nature of CCC. Their agenda, which unfortunately has been overplayed, is a regime change. Then it was to remove Mugabe from power and now the focus is on removing President Mnangagwa, and then see what to do later.

ZANU PF continues to demonstrate that it has the people of Zimbabwe at its heart. The democracy that CCC want to be real, was brought by ZANU PF. Zimbabwe is renowned for its education system world over, it is because of ZANU PF.

Other countries with well-to-do infrastructure and a good financially muscle to run the education system have failed to march the strength of the Zimbabwean education system. In order to maintain our education system intact and serving the Zimbabweans, we need to vote ZANU PF in the next elections.

Whilst other liberation movements have been infiltrated by reactionary forces and deviated from the Pan-Africanist ideology, ZANU PF has remained resolute in championing the cause of Africans in every international forum.

 

 

The leadership of ZANU PF has been a beacon in calling for unity among progressive forces in Africa in order to repel the resurgence of Western imperialists under the guise of real change, democracy and human rights.

Zimbabwe needs leadership which does not pander to the whims and caprices of Western imperialist’s agenda. We need a leadership which stands for Africans. A leadership that cannot sell the country back to the imperialists.

ZANU PF is the only party that has withstood the test of times, survived illegal sanctions and hence should be returned into power.
MDC and now CCC has proven to be a party of unfulfilled promises, of power hungry and corrupt leadership. The mess and absence of service delivery in MDC-T and CCC run councils is a clear indication of the lack of capacity in the leadership in the opposition.

Theirs is a party of confusionist policies, seeking to stall progress in Zimbabwe, suffocate the people so that they can be voted into power. They perfect the call by Chester Crocker and others, “to make the economy scream, so that the people can be separated from ZANU PF.”

They do not champion the will of the Zimbabweans but that of the handlers. CCC is a party that seeks to take us back to the pre-independence era where Africans were considered good for the provision of cheap labour, hewers of wood and fetchers of water.

Zimbabweans should say NO emphatically to CCC during the 2023 elections. ZANU PF, the party of excellence should win the elections and restore Zimbabweans on course to prosperity, on the strength of their pro-people policies.

Time has come for Zimbabweans to confirm to the world that we are masters of our own destiny, by refusing to be dictated by white capital monopoly whom they should vote for.

Our country is endowed with all the resources, human and natural, to take Zimbabwe to competitive levels in the world. ZANU PF is the vehicle that can take Zimbabweans to this destination as evidenced by the current development trajectory the country is experiencing.

For these and many other reasons, Zimbabweans should speak in one voice in 2023, in support of the people’s party, ZANU PF, the party of excellence.

Kennedy Mapesa Mandaza is ZANU PF South Africa Secretary for Information and Publicity. The Best Foot Foward – a collection of weekend newspaper columns –  in The Sunday Express.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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