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"ZANU PF Youths Whipped Into Supporting John Paradza"

President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly imposed Gutu West MP and Masvingo provincial youth chairman John Paradza as the ZANU PF Youth League deputy national chairperson.

Paradza was elected unchallenged at the just ended ZANU PF national youth conference.

Reports suggest that there was a push ahead of the conference to elect Mutare district coordinating committee secretary for youth affairs Danmore Mambondiyani to the post.

Paradza took over from Tendai Chirau, who has been acting youth secretary following the sacking of Gutu West MP Pupurai Togarepi.

A disgruntled ZANU PF youth league executive told The Standard that all provinces were whipped into supporting Paradza. aid the official:

All provinces were whipped into submission to support Paradza and he went uncontested in the elections.

There was some disgruntlement among the party leadership, but party leadership led by Mnangagwa wanted Paradza after Mnangagwa directed the party members to rally behind Paradza.

Mambondiyani wanted the deputy secretary for youth affairs position, but came third in his Manicaland province and could not compete for the top position despite spirited efforts to smuggle him to the top position.

The Standard also reported sources as saying that President Emmerson Mnangagwa will handpick his ally, deputy Sports minister Tino Machakaire as the substantive secretary for youth affairs.

More: The Standard

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4 Comments

Dzedzi 1 month ago

rambai makashinga, hanti ndimi moda cup ye rice ne 2kgs dze mbeu


Asalif 1 month ago

the game in zanu pf is about power since we have an elective congress one should make sure top post positions are taken by those who support him it's like a foundation of a power base ndikaisa vanhu vasingandide mondibvisa ka


Machiavelli 1 month ago

ZANU and its 'Guided Democracy' meaning POVO have no say. Only the top brass make all the decisions.

To all the disappointed ZANU people, defect now and leave the geriatrics vasare in their Old People's Home

#ShutdownZimbabwe on 9 May


Tyson 1 month ago

vanosara next yr mirai muone


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