By A Correspondent| Saturday 23 October 2021 will forever remain engraved in the hearts of Chiwundura communities as the Freedom of Rights Under Sovereign party (FORUS) leadership brought the people together through sport.
Tens of young and old people gathered to witness this history making event as communities gathered and participated in soccer and netball tournaments. The tournaments, fully sponsored by FORUS President Manyara Irene Muyenziwa were organised by Honourable Brighton with support from ward coordinators.
The party’s National Coordinator Tazvitya Tembedza, the Chair Tussy Huni and National Youth Assembly leader Tawanda Kalonga represented the party. All the participating teams were presented with kits and balls worth over US$1k.
Chiwundura wards were represented by the following teams: Everton FC from Ward 14, Gunde FC from Ward 11, Power Bullet FC from Ward 12, Gangira FC from Ward 13, Manyemba FC from Ward 15 and Lions FC from Ward 16. Gunde FC from ward 11 and Ward 13’s Gangira FC fought it off in the finals.
Wearing their white jersey provided by FORUS, Gunde FC whitewashed all other opponents to lift the trophy. Women teams were not to be outdone as they entertained the spectators with their skills the whole day.
In his address to the tournament participants, Tembedza called on youths to shun criminal activities and join FORUS for the betterment of their lives.
He pledged to unveil more sustainable projects to improve the lives of the people particularly the youths.
“We are a party of action and we are not here to make empty promises. As FORUS, we welcome all progressive citizens to join us in our endeavors to make Zimbabwe better. The party is growing and we are confident of victory come 2023.”
Speaking at the same tournament, Huni said the time for sloganeering was over. “The time to deliver starts now and we must never be confused on what we want to achieve for our communities and nation and it is important that we minimise confusion.”
The tournament also provided a platform for the party leadership to encourage communities to register to vote and to check their names on the voters roll using their mobile phones.
The exercise was led by Kalonga.