Zanu PF targets injiva

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Mines, Obert Mpofu

Report by Nduduzo Tshuma
December 28, 2012 in NewsDay

Speaking at a developmental meeting at Nshaba Clinic in Tsholotsho, Mpofu said areas like Tsholotsho had a number of youths who had left the country because of hardships.

“We want to assist the youths in many ways, they want projects that would boost their livelihoods,” he said.

“This area has young people who have gone out of the country to seek employment because of hardships, but things are no longer good outside and many want to come back.

“Some have even died while there, but we want to assist those youths so that they can settle down.

“Some want to marry yet some want to get married and we want to assist these youths.”

Tsholotsho is one of the districts in Matabeleland with a huge number of youths who have left the country to seek employment in South Africa.

Mpofu said the behaviour of some of the leaders of his party made people shun Zanu PF.

“When you see people do bad things, it is because of us the leaders,” he said.

“You did not do anything wrong, the one who made a mistake is some of the leaders that after being selected turn against the people. “For those who were in Zanu PF and were frustrated out of the party by some leaders, do not blame the party, but those individuals.

“Some leaders after being elected to power, loot foodstuffs and even regalia for party members.”

Zanu PF and the MDC-T have made their intentions known that they will be targeting the youth and women votes in the next polls.

9 Responsesto “Zanu PF targets injiva”

  1. Anonymous says:

    ZANU(PF) is no longer a party to follow and vote for. It is full of thieves , looters , murderers, thugs, prostitutes. If free and fair elections are held next year, we say good-bye ZANU(PF) forever and ever amen. Their leader is spending most of his time in China being treated for prostate glands forgetting his people.The only thing left is to come back to Zimbabwe in a coffin.

    • wilbert_mukori says:

      “If free and fair elections are held,” you say. That worries me; why should be free and fair elections be in any doubt? You are right to say “if” because even Tsvangirai himself uses the same language. Here is the man who had four and half years to ensure the raft of reforms were implemented and not even one of these reforms has seen the light of day.

      Everything on the ground points to one thing and one thing only – that the next elections are going to be a repeat of the orgy of violence of 2008. What is yet to be establish is whether the violence will be as bad or worse. What worries me is people like you, Dumbu, who have resigned themselves as if violence is normal. People do not have to accept anything short of free and fair elections. They can do so by voting NO to the upcoming referendum and they must!

      • Yepec says:

        The Statement did not say , “When free and fair elections are held next year” but “if”. Furthermore, dumbu is not accountable for what Tsvangirai says nor did he mention him. Therefore, if you want to criticise him, base it on what he says. Mpofu here, is referring to the high unemployment for youth in Tsolotsho, in particular and Zimbabwe in general, because his Party Zanu PF, came to power yesterday. During the past 32 years, the white, colonialist settles have been ruling Zimbabwe.

        • wilbert_mukori says:

          Dumbu said “if” and I quoted him rightly. What I was challenging here was his acceptable of the statement as if it in the norm. Yes Dumbu is “not accountable for what Tsvangirai says” but Dumbu like every other Zimbabwean should:
          1) acknowledge that having another election process marred by violence is unacceptable
          2) hold Tsvangirai to account for this serious failure.
          These things are screaming to be said and so, yes, I am right to criticise Dumbu for what he said as well as what he fails to say.
          As for Zanu PF “came into power yesterday”: I do not know where that came from!

          • Yepec says:

            Birds of the same feathers flock, is this clear enough for you? “As for Zanu PF (obert Mpofu’s Party) came into power yesterday. (You) I do not know where that came from!”. Zanu PF, Obert Mpofu and you think that the memory span of Zimbabweans is very short. Could Obert Mpofu publicly talk like that and you agreeing to it, knowing very well that Zanu PF, has been in government of Zimbabwe since 1980?

  2. What exactly are you saying, Obeast?

  3. wilbert_mukori says:

    It was three decades of mismanagement and corruption and, in the last ten years, some of the worst looting in human history by Zanu PF that destroyed the Zimbabwe economy forcing millions into abject poverty and millions to leave the country in search of work and to escape Zanu PF the political repression.

    Obert Mpofu is one of the few Zanu PF ruling elite who have grown fat, very fat, from the corruption and looting. All he is doing now is offering some of his ill got wealth to buy votes and, to bolster his election chances, to pay thugs to intimidate and terrorize the electorate into voting for him. As soon as he is re-elected whatever funding he would have provided for these youths projects will disappear like mist in the Africa morning sun.

    What Obert Mpofu, Robert Mugabe and the rest Zanu PF cohorts are doing everything possible to ensure they retain power and thus continue with the corruption and looting as before. Zanu PF intends to use the looting of the white owned farming as template for an all-out looting of whatever is left in the Zimbabwe economy with its 100% indigenization plan. This will sink the Zimbabwe economy even deeper into trouble.

    Mugabe and Zanu PF are not offering an solutions to Zimbabwe’s economic and political mess – they created; all they are offering are the same cheap short term answers that landed the nation in the mess in the first place.

    It is not elections per se Zimbabweans should be thinking about at present but more specifically making sure the next elections are free, fair and a true reflection of the democratic will of the people – an anomaly which has kept Mugabe and Zanu PF in power all these years and will do so again, contrary to the their performance and popularity.

    This dysfunctional GNU was tasked to implement a number of democratic reforms, write a democratic constitution in preparation for holding free and fair elections whose results will not be disputed. None of the reforms have been implemented and the Copac draft constitution is rubbish.

    It is in Mugabe and Zanu PF’s interest to have the next elections under the same mudded water conditions. Zimbabweans must not allow themselves to be
    lured into yet another election process marred by abuse of power and violence
    but rather insist that everything to ensure the next elections are free and
    democratic. Zimbabwe must reject the Copac draft in the upcoming referendum and thus force the implementation of the reforms before elections are held!

    Obert Mpofu, Mugabe and Zanu PF are gearing for yet another violent election confident Zimbabweans will follow Tsvangirai and MDC, who have already foolishly approved the Copac rubbish, like sheep to the slaughter and vote yes in the referendum. Zimbabweans must vote NO to the Copac rubbish and thus finally be the masters of their own destiny!

  4. umuthwa says:

    we are gonna catch up with this thief one day

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mr Diamond really takes pple for granted. He is inviting the youth to be kiiled by Zanu Pf. No sane youth will listen to this rubbish. Why did they relocate in the fisrt place. Is it not due to Zanu”s mismanagement of the economy followed by political violence. Proggresive want to come back home but when you are still looting no thanks .Nice try anyway….