Source: Zanu-PF youth league sets $50k budget for march – Sunday News May 1, 2016
Tinomuda Chakanyuka Sunday News Reporter
The Zanu-PF Bulawayo youth league has begun mobilisation of youths and funds for the one million men march in solidarity with President Mugabe. Over 100 000 youths are expected to come from Bulawayo to join scores of youths from other nine provinces in Harare for the march whose date is yet to be announced. The march is being organised by the party’s women and youth leagues to show support for President Mugabe.
Acting Zanu-PF Bulawayo youth chairperson Cde Anna Mokgohle told Sunday News last week that the province had set a target of raising about $50 000 in preparation for the historic event. Cde Mokgohle said committees to spearhead preparations for the march had been put in place and were already carrying out their assigned tasks.
“Yes, we have started mobilising youths for the march through our commissariat department. Our teams are going around the city mobilising youths and educating them about the march and its significance. We are basically targeting every young person in Bulawayo, not only Zanu-PF youths and we are encouraging everyone to participate in the march,” she said.
Added Cde Mokgohle: “So far we have put in place committees and they have already started working on their different areas. Our budget is $50 000 and the fundraising committee has started approaching local businesspeople and well-wishers to assist us raise this amount.”
Cde Mokgohle said the $50 000 will cater for the travelling and food costs. She said the youths travelling to Harare for the march will do so by rail.
“The plan is to travel overnight on the eve of the march, take part in the event and travel back to Bulawayo on the same day. That way we won’t incur many costs that will overshoot our budget,” she said.
“The march is aimed at showing the country and the rest of the world that Zimbabwean youths are fully behind President Mugabe and his leadership. Any youth who believes in the President and his policy is welcome to join the march.”