|ZANU PF MP for Gokwe-Nembudziya, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, has said school children from primary to secondary school should be made to carry ZANU PF membership cards.
The MP, who seems to love controversy, said this during a school function in Gokwe-Nembudziya where he donated computers last week.
The pupils at Kadzidiriri primary School were made to chant Zanu PF slogans with the MP saying it was good for them to appreciate party policies and ideologies at a tender age.
“VaMugabe fought for this country and he should be known by everyone. Zanu PF is the only party in the world worth joining and here in Gokwe, we must have pupils at primary and secondary schools having party regalia and cards.
“If we fail to guide our children from learning and understanding our philosophy, the enemy will use the opposition to indoctrinate them,” Wadyajena said.
The youthful MP said given the “contributions” made by President Robert Mugabe in the last three decades he has been in power, a standalone subject on the ageing leader should be introduced at schools.
“We have so many subjects at school; we should also include a subject on President Mugabe so that pupils from grade zero to university can understand who this man is.
“There is no president like him; he is a rare species whose legacy must form part of our education curriculum,” the youthful MP said.
“It is very important that school going pupils start to support the party and we are sure that there is a Zimbabwe tomorrow, we cannot allow our children to learn foreign history and not teach them Zanu PF things.
“How this country was freed from colonialism and what Zanu PF as a party has done for them,” he said.
The MP said “our children must know how President Mugabe single-handedly fought illegal sanctions imposed by imperialists at the behest of people like Tsvangirai (Morgan) who are confused”.
Wadyajena, the ZANU PF secretary for administration in the Youth League for Midlands’ province, told the villagers that Mugabe was now “Africa’s president” although he is just a ceremonial chairperson of the African Union, a post which is rotational.
Last week Professor Caiphas Nziramasanga said studies on Mugabe should be incorporated into the national school syllabus.
“If you look at American studies they… have topics specifically on Abraham Lincoln. When it comes to us, we seem to be afraid of honouring our own people,” Nziramasanga was quoted as saying.
Mugabe himself has said the kind of life styles modern children were pursuing were “rotten”.
The ageing leader’s dislike for other people’s choices is legendary. He once said gays were “lower than pigs and dogs” and called urban dwellers “totem less” people for daring vote against his party.