Come back home, VP Chiwenga tells deserters

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Vice President Chiwega

Elita Chikwati, Harare Bureau
Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga yesterday encouraged Zanu-PF supporters, who might have joined the MDC during the previous administration, to return home and assist in developing the country.

He said there was no hope in the opposition.

VP Chiwenga made the call while addressing thousands of Zanu-PF supporters at Gwanzura Stadium in Highfield, Harare.

He said President Mnangagwa was toiling to turn around the economy and uplift the lives of the people. This, said VP Chiwenga, was evidenced by developments in the health sector where patients above 65 years and children below five years are no longer paying user fees.

Patients are also now getting blood for free in Government hospitals.

VP Chiwenga said President Mnangagwa was in the process of constructing roads, boosting electricity generation and establishing empowerment banks to ensure people access funding.

He castigated MDC-run councils for failing to deliver services yet residents were paying rates.

“We are aware of the challenges you are facing. You do not get safe water everyday but you are made to pay high rates even for the service that is not available. In some areas the sewerage systems is no longer functional and we will make sure that we correct that.

“We are also aware that street lights are no longer functional. You have tried going to MDC to seek solutions for your challenges but for the past 18 years the party has done nothing for you. Better you come back home to Zanu-PF, the political party that brought independence. Let us unite and build the Zimbabwe we want,” said VP Chiwenga.

He said Highfield like Mbare, was an important area in the history of Zimbabwe especially during the early days of the liberation struggle and urged residents not to throw away the legacy.

“It is also in Highfield that people gathered at Zimbabwe Grounds and marched into town demonstrating and this brought the new political dispensation. The Zimbabwe we are building will never be the same again. When President Mnangagwa was sworn in, he proclaimed that Zimbabwe was open for business to both local and foreign investors. All the interruptions that have been preventing development were removed and now we are open for investment.

“We need investors to come and improve our infrastructure, mining and tourism sectors. We no longer had tourists coming to our country. We want investors to come peacefully and even those whom we had quarrelled with are welcome so that we promote development and create employment. For us to develop we need peace.

“Instead of concentrating on fighting, we should unite and focus on developmental issues that bring food on the table and create employment. Now we are heading towards elections and we should vote peacefully. Supporters and candidates should campaign peacefully and the electorate should vote peacefully. It is not good to fight, we should have free, fair and credible elections,” he said.

VP Chiwenga said it was now time for some Highfield residents to get title deeds for their houses as they have been paying for rates since the 1960s.

“Some of you or your grandparents occupied these houses during the 1960s and 70s and have been paying for the houses. It is high time that we assess and see who qualifies to get title deeds for the houses. Some are only left with a few months before they can get the title deeds,” he said.

VP Chiwenga expressed concern that some pupils were being sent home for not paying school fees. He said Government was going to revitalise the Basic Education Assistance Module to ensure children from vulnerable families benefit from the facility.

VP Chiwenga said Government was in the process of establishing factories and industries to create employment for the youths.

He urged residents of Highfield to vote for President Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF on July 30.

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  • Essexvale

    There’s a Biblical phrase concerning wolves in sheep skin. It’s implications are very clear. The new dispensation, so far, has been the face of democracy and tolerance; yet those who front it come from the same basket that has presided over the corruption and ineptness which has, for 38 years, broken the nation’s back. Should legitimacy be given to them through the ballot, these same persons will undoubtedly revert back to the repressive system that we’ve had to endure. That same system remains intact, with only slight cosmetic changes here and there. Be afraid ….. be very afraid!!

    • mthulisi

      Someone please remind Chiwenga that the current MP for Highfield is Pschology Maziwisa of ZANU PF and he has done nothing for the constituency

    • Mad Hatter

      You look at the headline and you think about the choice of words. How can anyone that changes his support for the Policies of one party to another be referred to as a deserter? A deserter is a runaway, renegade, fugitive, truant, or one who leaves an Army without being given permission. These kind of speeches tell you the mindset of these people has not changed. Loyalty to the Party is more important than loyalty to ones country in their book. Chiwenga is a public relations disaster. Every time he opens his mouth to address the public he thinks he is addressing troops.

      • Essexvale

        Dear Hatter;

        I won’t make the usual references such as Roddy, Roddy Boy or Roddy Dear, although I recognise his distinctive style in your piece. Yet one does make errors from time to time. Anyway dear; if ever I find myself compelled to agree with you, it is today. Isn’t it fantastic how issues concerning the survival of sanity within our society are able to make seemingly inveterate opposites find common ground in agreement? Anyway guy, thank you very much for your inspiring response to my humble offering.

        Yours sincerely,


        • Mad Hatter

          I can assure you I am not Roddy.

          • Rod Strickland

            Yo werd up you numbskull I gots never engaged you in any conversation. Why don’t you keep my name out o’ dat smelly orifice, leave me out o’ you conversation wif dat mentally challenged clown an’ da whole bunch o’ foolz dat he’s trying ta impress, Jus’ like Orenthawl James.

          • Mad Hatter

            Sorrry I am sssshhhhakking in myyy boots. Shut up idiot I was not speaking to you.

          • Rod Strickland

            Yo Then leave my damn name out o’ yo’ conversations. Do you hear me?? Ya’ dig?
            Jus’ like Orenthawl James

          • Mad Hatter

            I here you. Now leave me alone. Capish?

          • Rod Strickland

            Yo Next tyme grown folks talk, Kid, close yo’ mouf, Peep me !!
            Yah Dig, I said Yah Dig!!
            Mad stupid Jus’ like Orenthawl James and sheit!!

          • Mad Hatter

            You better shut your mouth fool. Or I will shut it for you permanently.

          • Rod Strickland

            Yo Don’t threaten me Kid, I’m not a wimp. I’d rather go toe-ta-toe wif all o’ y’all; running ain’t in my protocol. Try me an’ you’ll be guaranteed dat retaliation won’t be minimal.
            ‘Cause I’m a criminal
            Way ‘bfoe da rap sheit
            Bust da gat sheeit, your peeps won’t even know what happened !! Jus’ like Orenthal James

          • Mad Hatter

            Oh shut up.

          • Essexvale

            Pardon me for having got you in this messy shout-out? It was not intended. Chill; that child of a female pig is obviously outside his/her environment; meaning that this platform is not his /her place. Leave him/her to me. I’ll certainly have his bacon for breakfast!!

          • Rod Strickland

            Yo You see, I knew you wuz gonna hit below da belt. So dat when I also hit out at yo’ Queen, you start begging fo’ sympathy on dis platform, sayin` yo’ mom passed away years back. But you quick ta take a swipe at someone else’s mom. ah refuse ta play dat childish game Yo, let me hit the freeway burnin’ rubber,sittin on chrome, sittin on low pro 20 inch Firestones.

          • Essexvale

            I’m just doing that which characters like you understand best. Yes, I’m also able to boot-up an offensive opponent while he’s down. Not exactly gentlemanly behaviour; but it certainly feels good doing it to a rubbish heap like you!

          • Rod Strickland

            Yo Be careful who you Beef wif, I’m a reputable felon who has done tyme like Pappy Mason Ya’ dig?

          • Essexvale

            Playing your mad games Roddy boy? Sorry; I’m not playing! Meantime; go find a good shrink. You’re in serious need of that!

          • Rod Strickland

            Yo Essexvale my bro please stop dragging my name in yo’ comments when I’m not even participating in da same thread, I thought you know very well my signature. I hate dat, I gots retired from dis forum. It’s cold out dere today, let me git my
            hoodies an’ Jordans on an’ take a jog along Cecil Road right up ta da Selborne Park Sevenf-day Adventist Church an’ back. Afta which I will roll a Cuban cigar whilst sipping on some Hennessy wif my Beotch Ya’ dig?

          • Essexvale

            OK guy; enjoy your game! Peace!!

          • Rod Strictland

            Yo Peace an’ keep on commenting on dis forum, ah may not participate but ah always visit da forum. ah like yo’ perspective on some issues. You try n’ come out as balanced most o’ da times Ya’ know what I’m sayin’?

          • Essexvale

            Appreciated. Thank you for those unusually kind words Roddy!

          • Mad Hatter

            It’s going to snow in Zims. KKKKKK

          • Rod Strickland

            Haha, how come da Rubbish Heap always scatters yo’ Brain in confusion, everytime we lock horns. Verbally I’ve been Blowing out yo’ frame like Pan Am Flight 103, for like how many years now?? yah Dig!!

          • Essexvale

            Funny how the manure you throw at me intending to “scatter my brains” always seems to rebound and instead scramble your own little brain!

          • Rod Strickland

            Yo you still a toddler, I’m like Sly Stone in Cobra, or mo’ like Schwarzenegger in Judgement Day. Hasta la Vista Baby, Yah Dig !!

        • Rod Strickand

          Yo Please can you keep name out o’ it, damn it. Where do I come in?? You gots mistaken my tolerance ta mean weakness Huh??
          Tired o’ living yah vapid, shallow, empty life sustained by a false sense o’ importance soon ta be followed by da realities o’ life fo’ which you haven’t a clue, Huh??
          Grow up you bitter little rant. It’s 2018 – take yo’ stone age mind an’ go hunting wif a sharp stick an’ dressed in yo’ best kudu skin nappy, peep this sheit, Jus’ like Orenthawl James.

          • Essexvale

            Why don’t you revert to your pathetic grating language which makes people who speak it sound as if they’re quarreling? Your attempt at NY ghetto slang is obviously faked. It’s stupid. Stop it for the sake of retaining whatever dignity you might still have.

  • Chami forpres

    Chiwenga should take a note out of Roberts book and offer the “deserters” 5kg Roller meal if they return… maybe that’ll do the trick…

  • musa

    we have also gone to zany pf to right the challenges facing the nation for the past 38 years but still dololo so zany pf out. those who went to war vote for someone who went to war. those who didn’t go to war vote for someone who didn’t go to war.

  • chinos

    When you see no reason why people should have their money which made for them then the end is coming

  • Major Musango

    Yellowman has got nothing to tell us. Follow him at your own peril. REMEMBER he threatened and removed his own boss …. what about you a nonentity.

  • lavine chikundi

    Jonathan Moyo zhuwau ….. Etc imi dzokai kumba