By Kenias Chivuzhe
ZANU PF Manicaland province has set the ball rolling in its quest to reclaim Dangamvura-Chikanga Constituency from the opposition in the forthcoming 26 March by-elections.
The well-attended ZANU PF rally in Dangamvura saw losing candidates in the party’s internal polls rally behind the new provincial leadership and party’s candidate for Dangamvura-Chikanga in the 26 March by-elections, Cde Esau Mupfumi.
“I urge all to follow the example by the candidates. The party is one and the person who won is Cde Madiro. All of us we are supporting Cde Madiro. You were voting for us and we need to respect the outcome of the elections,” ZANU PF Makoni DCC chairperson Albert Nyakuedzwa said.
ZANU PF politburo member, Cde Patrick Chinamasa commended party members for exhibiting high levels of political maturity, setting the right tone to reclaim Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency.
He noted: “I highly appreciate the stance taken by Cde Nyakuyedzwa who contested with the chair who has said despite his loss that ZANU PF is bigger than individuals. I also want to thank Cde Jani who also spoke of unity. I now know that Manicaland is united. For us to win, we need to be united. This has set a good precedence. This is what the party want that if we contest in internal party elections, we need to understand that the party is bigger than individuals.”
The ZANU PF Dangamvura-Chikanga candidate in the forthcoming by-elections, Cde Esau Mupfumi outlined the key issues he will address once elected into office.
“Gimboki is a state land that was given private developers who were paid by residents, but did not develop the area. We are appealing for government to address the situation. We need to give people tittle deeds. City council is corrupt to the extent that the Mayor is now acting as an executive authority and is now giving directives. It is corruption at its highest. We continue to face water challenges here. There are no street lights and there is no refuse collection. We are appealing for a team of investigators to investigate look into the issue.”
The country is set to hold by-elections for 28 National Assembly constituencies and more than 100 vacant local authority seats on the 26th of next month.