- Goal Diggers
by Mirriam Chabala on 19 Jan 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Jan 2018by Mukosha Funga on 18 Jan 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 18 Jan 2018
by Diggers Reporter on 18 Jan 2018by Diggers Reporter on 17 Jan 2018by Diggers Reporter on 17 Jan 2018by Diggers Reporter on 17 Jan 2018
- Editor's Choice
by Felix Kashweka on 13 Jan 2018by Diggers Admin on 11 Jan 2018by Tenson Mkhala on 6 Jan 2018by Felix Kashweka on 31 Dec 2017
- Guest Diggers
by Nachilala Nkombo on 20 Jan 2018by Chibamba Kanyama on 16 Jan 2018by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 15 Jan 2018by Simon Manda on 11 Jan 2018
You will die in power: ZANU PF official salutes PFBy Mukosha Funga on 30 Apr 2017
Zimbabwe’s ZANU PF Central Committee member and youth League secretary for land reform and resettlement Anastancia Ndhlovu, yesterday told Zambia’s PF officials that “you are going to die in power” because the ruling party has a think tank that explains government policies.
And Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has warned PF youths to manage their political ambitions.
Speaking during a meeting with the PF and ANC youth officials on the sidelines of the Meet the President Dinner yesterday, Ndhlovu who is also Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality said the PF would die in power because it had a think-tank, which made sure that Zambians understood its programs.
Ndhlovu said this after PMRC executive director Bernadette Deka explained the role of her organisation, which she said was to provide an independent opinion, analysis and review of the government and party policies.
“For the party to have a think tank, I can assure you, you are going to die in power. This is very good. It makes sure that the ordinary person understands the work that government is doing in as far as moving the country forward is concerned,” Ndhlovu said.
She added that the ZANU PF had learned something from the Zambian ruling party.
“Sometimes our people revolt against us because they don’t understand what government is doing so we have also learnt something from you,” said Ndhlovu.
And speaking as PF national youth chairman, Kampyongo said there was no catapult to the top.
“Leadership can be at any given age depending on how you manage yourselves. But we must also make sure that we don’t get carried away because ambition management must be a virtue and those that have failed to manage their ambitions have ended up down the drain. So it is always important that as much as we have to realise our potentials, we must appreciate that things must be done in a gradual process,” he said.
“There is no catapult where you just spring from somewhere and you want to be at the apex. It doesn’t work that way. You don’t limit your potential, you compete with elders.”
He said loyalty helped him ascend to higher ranks in the party.
“This ministry I am heading is quite a massive one. But I must say that sometimes mentorship and loyalty pays. The current President made sure that I represented him in serious engagements, which required him to be [there]. But sometimes I thought he was punishing me, I remember assignments which I thought were to crack me down but they have helped me and so deliberately, I thought I can host you here so that as we go back, we shouldn’t be saying the sky is the limit for the youth, it shouldn’t be,” Kampyongo said.
He also advised young people to utilize social media for the advancement of progressive ideas.
“If we don’t do that, believe you me, we shall continue to be arm chair critics and the next person will be the one to sort out our problems, it shouldn’t be that way,” said Kampyongo.
Meanwhile, ANC youth Sifiso Mtsweni described President Lungu as an inspirational leader in the region.
He also commended the Patriotic Front for having a vibrant policy think tank saying its research work was extremely beneficial to the party and country as well.
About Mukosha Funga
Mukosha Funga is a Zambian journalist interested in good governance and anti corruption reporting.
- We’ll have a poor harvest this year – Lungu - 20 Jan 2018
- I can’t die in opposition – Antonio Mwanza - 20 Jan 2018
- Happening now: Antonio Mwanza joins PF - 20 Jan 2018
- Kambwili reveals how Lungu personally single sourced Star Times - 20 Jan 2018
- ECZ owes suppliers K50m – AG - 19 Jan 2018
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesFeb0 PostsMar0 PostsApr0 PostsMay0 PostsJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend