Pupurai Togarepi
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Born 1964
Occupation
  • Politician
  • Zanu-PF Politiburo Member
  • Youth League Secretary

Pupurai Togarepi is a Zimbabwean politician and the Secretary for Youth Affairs in the Zanu-PF party. In December 2017 he replaced Kudzai Chipanga as the youth league boss. Pupurai Togarepi is also head of prudential services at Insurance and Pension Commission (IPEC).[1].Togarepi has vast knowledge and experience in the financial sector as well as insurance and pension industry regulation. In the 2018 harmonized election he was elected as Member of Parliament for Gutu South constituency.

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Background

Pupurai Togarepi was born in Gutu under chief Makore. It was alleged that he was a war collaborator who was involved seriously in the prosecution of the liberation struggle. He was also the National Chairman the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Collaborators Association (ZILIWACO), an organization representing liberation war collaborators.


2016 Suspension

Togarepi was suspended from Zanu-PF which resulted in him losing the position of Youth league Secretary to Kudzai Chipanga in 2016. Togarepi said that he respected Robert Mugabe’s decision to replace him with his former deputy Kudzanayi Chipanga. [2].

Warnings

G.40 members

Pupurai Togarepi was reported to have warned G40 Faction members that while the party was going to forgive them as per the President’s instructions, they were not going to forget their conduct.

The President said we will forgive, but we will not forget. We heard the G40 cabal is telling people that they are invincible because they have survived the chop. We do not want to hear that at all. If you are forgiven do not mistake that for a weakness. We will deal with you
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Former President Mugabe

In March 2018 after it had been reported that former President Robert Mugabe had endorsed the New Patriotic Front, Togarepi was reported to warned Mugabe in a statement that read,

As the youth league. we view this as child play and we are ready for them. To us, it’s a bunch of failures trying to come back into politics, but that they are failures is their problem, not ours.

What Mugabe should know is … we respect him only if he respects us. If he decides to rock the boat and then his actions affect the stability of the party … he should be ready for the storm to come…we will not be soft with him.[3]

Some Articles About Pupurai Togarepi

Zanu-PF Youth Leaders Are Too Old: Children of War Veterans Fri Sep 14 2018

New Zanu-PF Secretary For Youth To Establish National Youth Database For Employment Thu Sep 13 2018

Zanu-PF Selects Youth Leader Pupurai Togarepi As Chief Whip Mon Sep 10 2018

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References

  1. [1], Get closer to communities, insurance firms urged, Published:April 3 2017 , Retrieved: 25 Feb 2018
  2. [2], Togarepi accepts president's decision , Published: 6 sep 2016 , Retrieved:25 Feb 2018
  3. Zanu-PF Youth League, War Veterans Warn Mugabe To Be Ready For Coming Storm, Say We Will Not Be Soft With You, PindulaNews, Published: 6 March 2018, Retrieved: 6 March 2018