By John Nhandara
ZANU PF has thanked its leadership and party supporters for holding a peaceful Epworth star rally, where the party’s President and First Secretary, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, enunciated the country’s developmental agenda.
Briefing journalists at the party’s headquarters in Harare this Monday, ZANU PF national spokesperson, Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa, said the star rally spelt out the loopholes from opposition-led councils which ZANU PF aspiring candidates seek to rectify.
“Our star rally was a success. President Mnangagwa talked about development, mega projects, the devolution agenda, contrary to the destruction we are witnessing in Harare by opposition councillors,” he said.
Meanwhile, ZANU PF says it does not condone violence after an incident in which party supporters on a campaign mission were attacked by members of the opposition in Bulawayo.
“Following the successful launch of our campaign rally in Bulawayo, we are witnessing campaigns from provincial and other structures. Unfortunately, our members who were peacefully campaigning in Bulawayo have been attacked by stones and catapults and we are getting reports that they have been hospitalised. The matter has been reported to the police.
“We want peaceful elections and urge opposition party members to desist from violent behaviour,” said ZANU PF National political commissar, Cde Mike Bimha.
There are 28 vacant National Assembly and 105 local authority seats to be filled in the 26 March by-elections.