According to Minister, Zanu PF Youths Are Using Social Media To Divide The party.
DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER David Musabayana has warned Zanu PF youths not to use social media to divide the ruling party, but rather to use it to fight the opposition.
Musabayana, who is also the MP for Wedza North, made the call while speaking to Zanu PF Mashonaland East provincial structures in Marondera last weekend.
He expressed his displeasure with such disgruntled individuals who seek to sow the seeds of division within Zanu PF.
Next year, we will be going for elections and we want to garner more than five million votes for President ED Mnangagwa and the party
The opposition knows very well that they will not stand a chance and as we are all aware, they are using social media platforms to try and reach out to the electorate and as President ED said, we must fight this social media warfare against them (opposition), not against each other in Zanu PFDEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER David Musabayana
Zanu PF youths in Mashonaland East, especially in Marondera Central constituency, have been openly expressing their frustrations on social media platforms, mainly WhatsApp.
This comes after the ruling party fared poorly in the last March by-elections in Marondera Central, losing all contested parliamentary and local council seats to the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC).
The disgruntled youths are also demanding the dismissal of Zanu PF provincial and district leaders, accusing them of failing to mobilize supporters ahead of the crucial 2023 national elections.
Musabayana, on the other hand, believes these youths should be “reprimanded forthrightly”.
There are youths who are abusing social media by posting messages and comments that divide the party and undermine our unity and that is not healthy for us at this moment
Such youths should be reprimanded forthrightly and it is also my opinion that our party social media platforms should be closely monitored and managed to avoid such malcontents who intend to sow seeds of divisionDEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER David Musabayana
Musabayana added that Zanu PF needed to counter the opposition CCC’s efforts to mobilize support in rural areas.
The opposition now has an agenda to try and make inroads in the rural constituencies, and we must not give them any chance to try and lure voters from these areas by remaining united through using social media platforms constructivelyDEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER David Musabayana
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