president robert gabriel mugabe ed.jpgHead of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and Zanu-PF First Secretary, President Robert Mugabe has called for peaceful campaigning and conducting of elections scheduled for next year.

Cde Mugabe was addressing a meeting of the Zanu-PF Youth Assembly held at the party headquarters in the capital this Thursday.

The ZANU PF Youth League National Assembly meeting brought together the youth leadership from all provinces of the country.

The Youth Assembly was elected at the 5th Zanu-PF National People’s Congress in December last year.

According to the agenda, the meeting focused on political issues, social matters and economic empowerment and indigenisation in the mining and land sectors.

The Zanu-PF National Youth Assembly comes at a time when the party is preparing for the annual National People’s Conference to be held in Mutare in December.

The Youth Assembly meeting will be followed by the Women’s Assembly this Saturday.

The meetings take place when Zimbabwe is gearing up for a referendum and a general election mid next year.

Cde Mugabe called on the youths to start preparing for the events saying meticulous organisation skills and hard work in mobilising the people are the key to a successful election and called on them to avoid violence.

On another note he explained that his party is a revolutionary organisation which demands principled and determined cadres who are not swayed by hardships or love of personal power like some who despite their reluctance to participate in the liberation struggle are now demanding to take part in government.

This is the first Zanu-PF Youth League National Assembly meeting with the party’s First Secretary since the resolution adopted at the Zanu-PF 5th People’s National Congress in December that members of the Youth League have to be 30 years and below.