MDCs organising secretary Rita Ndlovu has challenged female members of her party to emulate their hardworking Zanu PF counterparts and match them shoulder-to-shoulder to win the forthcoming general elections.
Addressing an MDC provincial womens assembly rally at Stanley Hall in Makokoba, Bulawayo on Friday, Ndlovu, a former Nkulumane senator, said women in opposition should go on a recruitment drive and deliver victory for their party.
We have this party for one reason, she said.
We want to win the next election and be the next government. If we want (party leader Welshman) Ncube to be the next President, we should work hard.
We know that Zanu PF is winning because of women who work hard.
Winning is about numbers. When we canvass for support, we should not segregate and start name-calling.
We have to take people from Zanu PF into our party. We have to take people from (Prime Minister Morgan) Tsvangirai (MDC-T) into our party.
We want to take people from Zapu into our party. I know that women are hard workers. Go back to your houses and call other women into our party.
Ndlovu said women should be dragged out of the kitchen and thrown to the political arena.
Politics is not about keeping women in the kitchen. You should come out and soldier on for the party, she said.
Where I stay, I always knock at my neighbours doors and tell them about the green revolution.
They might not attend meetings and rallies, but I know that come election day, they will vote for Ncube.