The ZANU PF National People’s Conference was held in Goromonzi for its 18th gathering since inception. In attendance were dignitaries including President Emmerson Mnangagwa, First Lady Auxillia, Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi. Also present were ZANU PF national chairman Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, provincial leaders and other party members.
President Mnangagwa entered the venue to a roaring and cheerful crowd as thousands of party members rose to their feet in song and dance. The scene was also very colorful as party members displayed various styles of party regalia.
His excellency took to the podium to address a number of issues currently plaguing the Zimbabwe economy. Firstly, he thanked God for saving Vice President Chiwenga’s life after months of illness. He also congratulated and thanked the hosting province for showing loyalty and tirelessly voting for the party.
His excellency went on to condemn opposition party MDC Alliance for instigating violence in pursuit of power. He rebuked the January violent march and other violent activities promoted by the opposition party. He urged the nation to ignore the noise being made by such acts and asked the nation to follow the more peaceful ruling party. “ZANU PF is a listening party, a people’s party and has servant leadership….The party is committed to dialogue.”
The president also addressed the issue of the local currency that was introduced a few weeks ago. He said Zimbabwe will not go back to a multi currency system as this is not good for development. He urged the nation to be proud of the local currency as it is a symbol of sovereignty.
With regards to illegal land dealings, Mnangagwa promised to have farms confiscated from individuals who unlawfully acquired multiple farms. After the land audit is completed, those farms will be redistributed to deserving citizens. And those implicated will face the full wrath of the law.
The president concluded his speech by detailing progress made by the party since the last conference held in Esigodini last year.