Civil Servants To Attend Zanu PF Herbert Chitepo School Of Ideology
All civil servants should compulsorily attend the ruling party’s Herbert Chitepo School of Ideology says Zanu Pf Bulawayo province.
"Among other resolutions, the province also called for all civil servants and youths to attend the Chitepo School of Ideology," Raymond Mutomba, the party’s administration secretary, said soon after the closed-door meeting.
This was part of the province’s resolutions which were read out during the party’s inter-district meeting held at Davies Hall on Saturday.
In response to Zanu Pf party’s resolution on civil servants, the MDC Alliance Bulawayo provincial spokesperson, Swithern Chirowodza said the resolution is unconstitutional since civil servants are supposed to be apolitical.
"This resolution is coming from dead minds speaking from a graveyard of fools. To start with, civil servants constitutionally are supposed to be apolitical. You cannot coerce civil servants to join a political party which is not of their choice. As MDC Alliance we will definitely resist this move if Zanu PF tries to implement it," Chirowodza said.
Zapu described Bulawayo province’s resolution as "command support for Zanu PF" to try and create a one party state.
"Even at his worst (former President Robert) Mugabe never stoop so low like what this regime. Just like the doling out of state-of-the-art vehicles to principals of the discredited Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) this again is part of Zanu PF’s grand plan to create a one-party state in the country,” Zapu spokesperson Iphithule Maphosa said in an interview with NewZimbabwe.
"The rest of the region and the world has fully embraced multi-democracy but it is sad that Zanu PF is taking us back to the 19th century. We cannot allow our children and civil servants to attend the so-called ideology where they will be taught violence, tribalism, and looting."