Zanu-PF central committee member Molly Mpofu recently pleaded with Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere to organise farming land for Guta Ra Mwari (Zvimiso) youths.

Mpofu made the plea after Kasukuwere, who is a Zanu-PF politburo member, visited the church in Mpopoma, Bulawayo, to canvass for support ahead of harmonised elections expected later this year.

“As Zanu-PF, we agreed to work with Guta Ra Mwari (Zvimiso). Minister Kasukuwere, this church works with us,” she said.

“They work side by side with His Excellency President Robert Mugabe against homosexuals, women and children abuse,” she said. “We don’t want to hear that Guta Ra Mwari (Zvimiso) missed out on some government programmes here.

“Minister, the youths in this church need support. Can you assist them secure a piece of farming land in Bulawayo so that they empower themselves through farming. If we lose these youths, we are going to lose Bulawayo.”

Mpofu also appealed to Kasukuwere to invite Zanu-PF women’s affairs leader Oppah Muchinguri, First Lady Grace Mugabe and President Mugabe to the church during his next visit to enable church members to interact with them.

Kasukuwere later told the congregants that Zanu-PF was in the process of rolling out several empowerment projects, among them the National Youth Fund, to benefit its members throughout the country.

“We are struggling in Zimbabwe to bring economic stability, but some are busy calling for imposition of sanctions,” he said.

Zanu-PF has of late intensified its membership drive with this year’s campaign targeted at youths, church groups and women.