The youths renounced their membership of NPP at Zanu-PF Headquarters before the revolutionary party’s national Commissar Victor Matemadanda and Secretary for Youth Affairs Pupurai Togarepi.
In their statement, the youths said: “We strongly believe in and adhere to the founding values of the liberation struggle. These were discarded when Zanu-PF was captured by the former First Lady (Dr) Grace Mugabe and her G40 cabal.
“It was in defence of the revolutionary legacy that we stood by Mai Mujuru, the former Vice President of Zimbabwe when she was ill-treated by the former First Lady.
“Now that Operation Restore Legacy has successfully brought back order in the country, we have, therefore, freely and willingly decided to rejoin the revolutionary party, Zanu-PF, and work together with our freedom fighters and all willing citizens to rebuild our country. This is effective immediately.”
The youths urged Dr Mujuru to retrace her footsteps and find a common ground with her comrades in Zanu-PF. Matemadanda welcomed the youths and commended them for rejoining the revolutionary party. He said unlike his predecessor Mr Saviour Kasukuwere, who always received reports of party members’ expulsion with uncontrolled excitement, he welcomed all people in Zanu-PF.
“Operation Restore Legacy did not end with the ZDF alone, but your coming back to the party is also part of that operation,” said Matemadanda. “Unlike the behaviour of my predecessor who enjoyed playing music each time a party member was expelled, to me losing one party member is like losing your child.