ZANU-PF MPs begin ideological lessons

Source: ZANU-PF MPs begin ideological lessons | The Herald June 20, 2016

Bulawayo Bureau
ZANU-PF Members of Parliament have started lessons on the party’s ideology premised on the Chitepo Ideological College that was operational during the liberation struggle. The lessons would be held every Wednesday before Parliament sits.

Zanu-PF Deputy Chief Whip Cde Annah Rungani said the lessons were being conducted by officials from the party’s Commissariat Department.

“Today (Wednesday) we were just going through the introductory stages. We’re being taught our country’s history as most of the MPs are not really conversant with it,” she said.

Zanu-PF Chief Whip Cde Lovemore Matuke said although the Chitepo Ideological School was no longer operational, the party would continue advancing its ideals.

“We know that there are financial challenges to set up the actual school but we’ve agreed that MPs should be equipped with knowledge about our country’s history.

“The MPs are the ones who engage with people at grassroots level so what they learn can easily be transferred to ordinary people,” he said.

Cde Matuke said it was critical for the Zanu-PF MPs to acquaint themselves with the party’s ideology so as learn how to fight the changing dynamics of neo-colonialism and defend the country’s sovereignty.

“At the moment we’re having a single lesson per week but as time goes on, we wish to have two lectures in the same week,” said Cde Matuke.

President Mugabe, who is Zanu-PF First Secretary, has been consistently calling for the resuscitation of the Chitepo Ideological College.

War veterans, at their meeting with President Mugabe in April, also said there was need to immediately operationalise the school without necessarily waiting for the construction of structures.

The ex-combatants said there was lack of patriotism and understanding of Zanu-PF’s ideology, articularly among those who did not participate in the liberation struggle.


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    Going back to the Dark Ages. Typical behavior of Zanu PF Hominids – always going backwards, never forwards.

    If you get fined by the Zimbabwe Revenue Police Traffic Section, use your plastic card to pay the fine!! That will stump them completely.

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    Mazano Rewayi 6 years ago

    I thought the African Heritage books for Form 1& 2 addressed the issue of history adequately. Lessons in anti-corruption, democracy, financial literacy and nation building would make better sense. Forever, backwards we go!!

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    Ndonga 6 years ago

    From my childhood I can remember that the only lessons learned by our self called liberators at their ideological schools was how to seek out the prettiest and the most vulnerable girls in our village and take them for a short walk in the dark…and then return them later to their families damaged and broken for life.

    I challenge any of these self called liberators to deny such common and cruel behaviour. One day soon I hope to speak out and prove what I, and my childhood friends, saw and heard and experienced as children at the hands of our self called liberators.

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      Roberta Mugarbage 6 years ago

      In Africa, be wary in whose care you trust your daughter.
      During the eighties, I remember several teachers, including the headmaster, took advantage of their situation to spoil young girls. The headmaster, one P.P. Makonza, had in a previous school impregnated a girl as young as 12 years.
      I took 3 decades for European priests to be brought to justice, the criminals of present day Zimbabwe will probably never answer for their crimes. Zimbabwe is a hellhole run by a demon.

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    Takachiona 6 years ago

    Ndonga is right. “Gandanga haridye derere mukoma!!!” That is what they used to sing during the war in our village and that is what they practiced. Our parents would starve us as kids to save any food that we had in our village to feed ‘vana mukoma’ in the hills. So I am sure that the proposed ideology school will be out to teach the MPs on how to take advantage of their constituents, otherwise what other ideology do they know. When they graduate, they will not need to claim any salary from parliament as they will be fully capable of surviviving on what they reap from their constituents!! Pamberi ne Ideological college.