Three provinces have endorsed Zanu PF First Secretary and President, Cde Robert Mugabe, as the partyâ€™s candidate in the forth-coming general elections earmarked for mid next year.
Zanu PF Mashonaland East,Â Manicaland and Harare Metropolitan provincesÂ made it clear that they are all throwing their weight behind the countryâ€™s veteran leader, President Mugabe, during provincial annual conferences, ahead of the partyâ€™s National Peopleâ€™s Conference to be held in Manicaland province next month.
In Mashonaland East Province, the endorsement of Cde Mugabeâ€™s candidature was announced by the partyâ€™s provincial chairperson, Cde Ray Kaukonde, at a partyâ€™s provincial conference held at Kushinga Phikelela Polytechnic in Marondera.
Cde Kaukonde told the delegates that the province throws its full weight behind Cde Mugabe because of his leadership qualities which have stood the test of time.
Vice President Joice Mujuru, who was the Guest of Honour, clarified that the party is only re-affirming President Mugabeâ€™s candidature since he was elected for a 5-year term to lead the revolutionary party at its congress last year.
Cde Mujuru called on Zanu PF supporters to remain united and steadfast, adding that everyone who understands Zanu PFâ€™s ideologies and why sons and daughters of this land sacrificed their lives to liberate Zimbabwe will not forsake the party.
Zanu PF Politiburo member, Cde Sydney Sekeramayi, who is also Marondera-Wedza Senator and Minister of State for National Security, said the province is ready for elections.
In Harare, where she was also the Guest of Honour at the Provincial Annual Conference, Cde Mujuru implored the Harare provincial leadership to desist from infighting and go back to the people at grassroots level and ensure that they understand what the party stands for.
In Manicaland Province, the partyâ€™s Provincial Chairperson, Cde Mike Madiro, who spoke on the sidelines ofÂ the provincial conference held in Mutare, said the delegates unanimously declared their unwavering support for Cde Mugabe and are confident that he will win resoundingly and trounce any opposition.
Meanwhile, Zanu PF National Chairman, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, saluted the people from all the countryâ€™s provinces for their continued support of President Mugabeâ€™s leadership and challenged the party to make sure it reclaims seats lost during the 2008 harmonised elections.