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  • ZANU PF activists attempt to block Action Team meeting
    Habakkuk Trust
    September 09, 2013

    In a desperate futile attempt to derail development and democracy in Gwanda Ward 2 community some ZANU PF activists on the 29th of August 2013 attempted to stop a Habakkuk Trust Community Advocacy Action Team consensus building meeting with the newly elected ward Councillor. The meeting that was held at Ward 2 centre nearly came to an abrupt end when some of the invited stakeholders who are aligned to the loosing ZANU PF Councillor in the ward demanded that the meeting not proceed ‘as the newly elected MDC-T Councillor Mr Jerot Nyathi is not yet official is not yet sworn in “

    The Habakkuk Trust Programmes Manager Mrs Belinda Ncube, The Action Team convenors for Datata and Dambashoko Mr Dickson Dube and Seneliso Nesu (respectively) saved the day after explaining in detail the importance of engaging the Councillor elect at this time ‘when Council programmes are not yet hectic and also to arm him with necessary issues he should take to council’.

    Other Action Team members in the meeting also cautioned the ZANU PF activists to make decisions ‘with the ward and the people at heart’ not with a ‘painful losing mind’.

    The meeting eventually progressed smoothly.

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