The later former President Robert Mugabe’s son, Robert Mugabe Jnr, is set to contest for a leadership position in the Zanu PF youth league at its national conference to be held in May.
Zanu PF sources told the publication, Robert Jnr is contemplating throwing his hat in the ring at the party youth league’s 7th national conference to run between May 4 and 8.
Zanu PF acting deputy secretary for youth Tendai Chirau was evasive when asked whether Robert Jnr would be eligible to stand.
“We will only know people who are interested after submission of CVs (curriculum vitae) which is done at DCC (district coordinating committee) and provincial levels. We haven’t yet received them. I wouldn’t know if he (Robert Jnr) is interested because it’s just like you have just finished ‘A’ Levels and you say you want to go to university when results are not yet out,” Chirau told the local press Thursday.
However, sources within the party confirmed the late former president’s eldest son wants a bite of the cherry.
“Robert Jnr will be contesting for a post within the Youth League, which holds its elective conference beginning of May. He is laying the foundation for a fully-fledged political career in a bid to fill his father’s shoes.”
It is not clear, yet which position Robert Jnr is targeting, but sources say with Chirau now well above the constitutionally acknowledged youth bracket, he may as well be up for the ultimate prize.
The 30-year-old is rumored to be eyeing a parliamentary seat in his home area of Zvimba West currently held by Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi.
Last week, he attended President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s star rally in Chitungwiza where he declared allegiance to Zanu PF, a party his late father helped found.
Robert Jnr later sat at the high table along with top government officials.
He was quoted saying: “I thought I should come and support the party. Like it’s a family tradition. Since I was born, the only thing I knew is Zanu PF. I am a Zanu PF child, and I have a Zanu PF soul. It is only right that I continue the legacy.”
In welcoming Robert Jnr, Zanu PF spokesperson, Chris Mutsvangwa said his presence would inspire young people to join the former revolutionary party.
Robert Junior was at one time named number four among Zimbabwe’s most influential young people in a survey conducted by the Zimbabwe Research Institute (ZRI).
Sources told local press, Robert Jnr, and Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga’s son, Irvine, who was controversially drafted into Mashonaland West Provincial Youth League Executive last December, could spark protest at the upcoming conference as the eligibility criteria could be twisted to suit the pair.
Both have allegedly not served at the district level for the required number of years.
According to a leaked Zanu PF memo, candidates have to be below 35 years old, registered voters, fully paid-up members who have served at least five years at the district level, and without criminal records.
The league’s conference will see the election of a successor to Chirau, who confirmed he will not be seeking re-election as he was above the 35-years threshold.
The event would also be in preparation for October’s elective congress at which Mnangagwa expects endorsement as the party’s sole candidate for the 2023 presidential elections.
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Meet Man Who Fought And Killed A Hungry Lion That Invaded His Home, Netizens Ate It
An Ugandan man has reportedly killed a lion that invaded his home, Newsbreak reports.
The man, whose name was not mentioned reportedly killed the lion without the use of any weapon.
According to a tweet by one @Rickykagino, “man from CMS Iganga district eastern Uganda is nursing wounds after fighting a lion he met near his home and killed it”
A man from CMS l ganga district eastern Uganda is nursing wounds after fighting a 🦁 lion he met near his home and killed it pic.twitter.com/o8xv6gpvDO
— 🔴R.i.c.k.i.e✍🇺🇬 (@Rickykagino96) April 8, 2022
However, another twitter user stated that the scene took place at mpefu Kagadi district in Uganda not CMS.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the act has created various reactions on Twitter, see some below;
My dear it was in mpefu Kagadi district and we ate it pic.twitter.com/c61GMgZz8h
— Twesige Judith (@twinejudith) April 9, 2022
Uganda’s Comedienne Ann Kansiime Hints On having baby Number Two
Ugandan comedienne Ann Kansiime who is crowned as the Queen of African Comedy has said she is planning on having baby number two.
Kansiime who is currently a mother of one with fiance Abraham Tukahiirwa alias Skylanta said she is being trying to make her man give her another child despite challenges that come along with motherhood.
Disclosing in one of her YouTube videos, Kansiime said that her fiance is not aware of her plans.
She clarified she is doing everything to make her dream possible of holding another child because according to her has longed for so long to be a mother while calling herself a professional mum.