By Shadreck Gurenje
Kwekwe District ZANU PF members have welcomed the pilot Party card issuance exercise which roared into life this Sunday.
Many members who did not have the electronic cards, expressed their excitement of the programme claiming that it was indeed long overdue.
In separate interviews, the members bragged about their Party, a Party of the people and endured the long hours awaiting their turn to complete the process.
Marco Mutyanda (57) who journeyed 20 kilometres to Kwekwe town to come and obtain the Party card, said he wanted to go back to Chesterfield Farm and show the others what he had done.
“As a farmer at Chesterfield Farm, I have come all this way to get the Party card because I value what the Party does for me. There are many programmes such as the Pfumvudza which our President Cde E.D Mnangagwa has initiated which have become very successful.”
Judith Mariga (60) said “I was born in the Party and it gives me so much pride to hold a Party card which is why I am here to take the Party card and be a full member.”
Divine Levy Magutsa a student at the Midlands State University noted that as a student studying politics and public management “when you talk of pragmatic politics you are talking about ZANU PF. ZANU PF is not just a Party like other parties, it is what I call a juggernaut Party, the Party that knows what people need, the Party that is fostering for the needs of the people.”
Cecilia Jonasi (34) said that “as a youth, I am excited that the Party is making sure that we have cards that will help us identify with it. Having that card helps you get various opportunities for work among others.”
Cde Miriro Mazhura, chairman of the Jongwe A district said “the importance of the cards is that it shows who the Party members are” but was also quick to caution against the infiltration by MDC structures for the purposes of going around committing crime.
Letwin Machekera (38) concurred with Cecilia adding that “holding the Party card shows where I stand.”