By Ndafadza Madanha
THE ZANU PF Youth league says it is prepared to defend the national interest and the Party's victory in the 2018 harmonised elections.
ZANU PF won the 2018 elections resoundingly ushering in a mandate for the Party to implement promises as enunciated in the manifesto.
In his opening remarks to the ZANU PF National Youth Executive meeting held at the Party Headquarters today, Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Tendai Chirau said demonstrations mooted for July 31 by the opposition cannot be allowed to trample the will of the majority.
"As ZANU PF Youth League, we register our preparedness to stand in resolute defence of legitimate national interests, in defence of innocent breadwinners and their dependents who are being threatened with disruptive, senseless violence and injury,” Cde Chirau said.
“We further reiterate our conviction that the only acceptable path to political power in Zimbabwe is through the plebiscite. In the 2018 elections, the voice of the majority emphatically spoke in favour of ZANU PF running the country until 2023. The threats to remove the Government that we hear are unconstitutional and we remain ready to defend the Constitution of Zimbabwe and accordingly warn all putschist elements to hold their peace."
Cde Chirau added that the League will not sit back and watch wanton destruction of public and private property by rowdy regime change charlatans.
Some sections of society peddling the regime change agenda and sponsored by the West are mobilizing for demonstrations on 31 July. Leaked Whatsapp chats have fingered the US Embassy in Harare’s hand in funding the demos to the tune of US$300 000 with each participant being given US$20.
"We will therefore not entertain any form of retrogressive opportunism, which is in many predictable ways, similar to the coordinated anarchy of 1 August 2018 and January 2019, which should never be repeated. We are tired of merchants of regime change abusing the universal right to demonstrate and wish to remind them that such right is subject to limitations in defence of national security."
Cde Chirau urged ZANU PF members to celebrate July 31 as the day the Party had romped to a comprehensive victory in the 2018 harmonised elections.