Source: ‘We’ll defend H.E with our lives’ | The Sunday Mail September 4, 2016
The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Collaborators Association yesterday endorsed President Mugabe as Zanu-PF’s candidate for the 2018 harmonised elections.
At the association’s annual conference in Harare, Ziliwaco national chair Cde Pupurayi Togarepi said war collaborators would protect President Mugabe’s legacy.
“We will defend President Mugabe with our lives and will ensure he wins the next election. He is our candidate. We have worked with him and are confident that he will lead the revolution.
“We will never leave Zanu-PF; we are not in this party for positions but to be servants of the people. We will continue to support the party and vote for President Mugabe whether or not we have positions.
“There are some leaders within our party who bought themselves to the top without a clear history and agenda of our party. We voted for them, but they are destroying our revolution. We are going to defend this revolution with our lives.”
Regarding the recent opposition-led violence in Harare, Cde Togarepi said: “We voted for President Mugabe, so please, let him do his work.
‘‘Why don’t you wait for the next elections? We will never allow an unconstitutional change of Government.”
He said it was important for Zanu-PF to remain united behind President Mugabe to drive national development.
Among dignitaries at the conference were Harare Provincial Affairs Minister Miriam Chikukwa, Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Omega Hungwe and other senior party officials.