Affiliates of 4ED have come under fire from ZANU PF for allegedly targeting its members and portraying them as new recruits to the political party.
Over 60 4ED affiliates were registered by ZANU PF to drum up support for Mnangagwa. ahead of national elections scheduled for this year
ZANU PF Political Commissar, Mike Bimha, said 4ED groups must target individuals who are not yet members of the ruling party. Bimha is quoted by The Herald as saying:
Your task is to lure members who are not in the structures of the party. You should not come to us and claim members who are already in our structures. Whenever you have new members, they should be integrated in the party structures.
We don’t want affiliates who fish our members from our structures and claim them to be theirs.
The party is targeting to mobilise more than 5 million members for President Mnangagwa and the party to ensure a resounding victory in the coming elections.
Recently, Bimha criticised the affiliations for demanding funding from the ruling party.
Men believED, Miners for ED, Teachers for ED, Health workers for ED, Councillors for ED and Driving Schools for ED are among the structures aligning with the ruling party.