Zanu PF re-admits Rugare Gumbo. Announcing the comeback, Zanu-PF Acting National Spokesperson, Patrick Chinamasa, said following the recommendation by the Zanu-PF Midlands province to admit the former stalwart into the party, they have no reservations about welcoming him back into the fold.
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The only surviving member of the Dare Rechimurenga, Rugare Gumbo is on his way to bounce back into the revolutionary party, Zanu-PF. In a statement this Saturday, Chinamasa said while the final considerations shall be made by the Politburo in its next sitting, as a party they congratulate Gumbo for his decision to return.
“There is no doubt that the party, being the oldest political organization founded by the people for the people would welcome heartily Gumbo back to the revolutionary family he helped to found and to which he was part of at a senior level in the prosecution of the liberation struggle,” read Chinamasa’s statement.
The readmission follows the return of another Zanu-PF party stalwart, Didymus Mutasa recently. Chinamasa said Gumbo is a tried and tested cadre of the party who has matured and come of age, developing both capacity and culture to deal with its internal contradictions.
“Zanu-PF is not like any other mushrooming parties that are busy splitting, rather the party is busy uniting its cadres and its people and the nation at large in fighting colonialism, imperialism, and neo-colonialism under the leadership of His Excellency, President ED Mnangagwa,” said the party’s Acting Spokesperson.
Rugare Gumbo, a former ZANU-PF politburo member and party’s National Spokesperson, left ZANU-PF alongside Joice Mujuru, Didymus Mutasa, Ray Kaukonde among others in 2014.
They were shown the exit door after their Gamatox faction was accused of plotting to unseat the then President, the late Robert Mugabe. Chinamasa highlighted that though times are difficult in Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF will not relent in its promise to achieve its goals as enshrined in the 2018 People’s manifesto to economically empower its people.
He added that the party will not allow temporary disruptions to divert its focus from the social contract that created its symbiotic relationship with the masses.
“We encourage other progressive stalwarts of the party scattered all over to come back to their home, Zanu-PF, and redouble our efforts towards realizing the goals of the liberation struggle as encompassed in vision 2030,” he said.
Source – Bulawayo24 News