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2013 election manifesto
African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF)
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the President & First Secretary Cde R. G. Mugabe
This People’s Manifesto
of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu PF)
for the 2013 harmonised elections comes against the background of
the enduring and unforgettable fact that it is Zanu PF which liberated
Zimbabwe after prosecuting a heroic armed struggle. It was this
people’s resort to the bullet that won Zimbabweans the right
to the ballot that everyone enjoys today as a legacy of our liberation
That legacy permanently
connects past, present and future gen- erations of this nation with
one another. It is a legacy that we all own as Zimbabweans. Accordingly,
this People’s Manifesto is a solemn call from the fallen and
living heroes of our liberation struggle, indeed from the wailing
bones that lie in many places known and others yet to be discovered,
for every Zimbabwean to patriotically cherish and jealously guard
the gains of our heroic liberation struggle.
The essence of Zanu PF’s
ideology is to economically empower the indigenous people of Zimbabwe
by enabling them to fully own their country’s God-given natural
resources and the means of production to unlock or create value
from those resources. Through our deliberate socio-economic policies
and achievements since our heroic independence, we have laid a firm
foundation for the attainment of this strategic goal. Notably, our
achievements have been blighted since 1999 by the twin evils of
regime change and the illegal economic sanctions. And the last five
years of the awkward GPA government have exerted the greatest toll
on the people’s aspirations.
Our People’s Manifesto
provides the ways and means out of the quagmire created by the above
obstacles to enable us to work together as Team Zanu PF to put our
national development back on its revolutionary path. The ways and
means in the Manifesto are anchored on Zanu PF’s policy of
Indigenisation and Economic Em- powerment, which seeks to enforce
the transfer to local entities of at least 51 percent controlling
equity in all existing foreign owned businesses. Over and above
this, the policy is to empower indigenous entities to hold 100 percent
of equity to start up or take over strategic enterprises across
the economy, especially in key sectors such as mining, tourism and
The targeted equity threshold
recognises Zimbabwe’s total ownership of all its natural resources
as an expression of our national sovereignty.
This policy will create
dignified employment especially for the youth, distribute wealth
amongst citizens more equitably, cause a general improvement in
the quality of life of every Zimbabwean and bring about sustainable
national development which is home-grown.
In response to widespread
concerns and expectations that ordinary people should be the primary
beneficiaries of the policy of Indi- genisation and Economic Empowerment,
the next Zanu PF Government will put in place robust measures to
ensure an even more transparent, accountable, tangible and measurable
implementation matrix in the national interest.
It is therefore the national
duty of each and every one of us – young or old – to
go out in our historic numbers to vote for Zanu PF in the forthcoming
We must vote
as Team Zanu PF regardless of our divergent political affiliations
because Zanu PF is your Party which can guarantee you a secure future
as the country’s liberator.
Zanu PF is the Party
of our collective national aspirations. As we campaign for our Party,
and when and after we vote, each and every one of us must draw inspiration
from the eternal words be- queathed us by our beloved late Vice-President
John Landa Nkomo that, “Peace begins with Me; Peace begins
with You; Peace begins with all of Us”.
Let us go and vote in
peace for Zanu PF and be the true masters of our God-given natural
resources and our own destiny.
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