Zanu PF youths in door-to-door campaign

HARARE - Zanu PF has roped in youths to shore up its dwindling support base in the urban areas by conducting  door-to-door campaigns which have left most residents terrified.

The youths, were this week spotted in Harare’s Southerton suburb where they were demanding to see national identity cards ostensibly to verify if people will be eligible to vote.

This has brought tension in the suburb where most residents are reluctant to volunteer their particulars for fear of either victimisation or abuse.

“We are preparing for elections and there is need to know who our member is and who is not.  Youths don’t want to be left behind and are taking an active role as there are the vanguard of the party,” Kudzanayi Chipanga, Zanu PF youth leader told the Daily News.

“Our youth members are heavily involved in the programme as we want to know the exact  numbers of our supporters, whether they are registered voters or not and whether one has an national identity document. It is an ongoing exercise in the party structures and we are building our party cells,” Chipanga added.

Last week, the youths were also spotted in other areas such as Chitungwiza, Mabvuku, Glen View and the surrounding peri-urban areas Domboshawa and Goromonzi among others.

President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party won the 2013 harmonised elections under controversial circumstances with opposition political parties claiming rigging, intimidation, ghost voters and lack of a credible voters’ roll among other grievances.

Comments (10)

This is madness gone a rampage

pride - 26 February 2015

kusadzidza zvakunoita

tom - 26 February 2015

At the end of the day and after toiling in the hot sun "the vanguard of the party" go home to sleep on an empty stomach while the likes of Kudzayi Chipanga throw food into the bin.

chimuti - 26 February 2015

"The youths, were this week spotted in Harare's Southerton suburb where they were demanding to see national identity cards ostensibly to verify if people will be eligible to vote" Absolutely out of touch...What sort of canvassing is that? How do you expect to win any friends or sympathiser with that kind of attitude?

Galore 123 - 26 February 2015

young murderers on the rampage! go to hell with your falling spook!

chitova - 26 February 2015

I will set my dogs on them! I don't allow strangers in my yard, especially sweat-smelling foul-mouthed louts who have no time to bath and think they matter in my life!!

Nathanjo Yomo - 27 February 2015

This current leadership in Zanu pf hainanyadzi chokwadi.Where is the leadership of Hre Province ?how dare could they allow such insanity moved by a seemingly group of uncouth gangsters to instill fear in people?2008 elections i warned another overzealous Zanu Pf youth and thug but he refused to think on his own and co-operate for his own good.he got used at service of his party beating about people. and after the elections he enjoyed his solitary confinement at jail.This is the message i would like to give the youths today irrespective of ones political affliations.Never join a sinking ship

carson macate - 27 February 2015

Mbavha idzo beware of those thugs!

Gandanga - 27 February 2015

I want to encourage these residents to organise themselves into neighbourhood watch groups so that they can deal with these louts. Imagine if you have 300 + members who can be mobilised in a short space of time to protect yourselves. Neighbourhood groups usually have a relationship with the ZRP so contact with them to report these louts should be relatively easy. We need to resist this regime in all in it's forms. This nonsense must stop!

saundy - 27 February 2015

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