By Kenias Chivuzhe
ZANU PF has launched its election campaign for parliamentary and council by-elections in Manicaland with the revolutionary party determined to reclaim seats that were in the hands of the opposition.
The election campaign for Mutasa South constituency and Dangamvura Chikanga constituencies as well as local authority seats come as the revolutionary party is determined to reclaim dominance in the province.
Launching the election campaign at three centres in Mutare this Friday, Zanu PF Politburo member, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa who is also the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services said victory is certain if people are united and exhibit high levels of discipline.
“ZANU PF is organised because it is a revolutionary party. Let us talk the language of unity ahead of the by-elections scheduled for March. The party is greater than individuals hence we have strength if we are united. We should ensure that supporters are all registered to vote. The success recorded under President Mnangagwa’s administration with regards to economic empowerment, promotion of food security, schools communisation programme, upgrading of hospitals, road rehabilitation and positive progress recorded in promoting vaccination among other positive developments should be the rallying point to scale up the party’s mobilisation agenda. We need to elect Zanu PF legislators and councillors to turn around the fortunes of Mutare and Manicaland. The situation in Mutare is of a failed council,” said Mutsvangwa.
The party’s provincial leadership also reiterated the call for people to register to vote.
“Let’s make sure that all our people register to vote.
We should not leave the campaign to candidates alone but all party members should shoulder the party responsibility,” said Cde Mike Madiro Zanu PF Manicaland Provincial Chairperson.
Dangamvura Chikanga Constituency party candidate, Dr Esau Mupfumi touched on critical issues that the party will address once elected into office.
“The council in Mutare is full of corruption with water and council bills being exorbitant while service delivery continues to deteriorate. There is a poor drainage system that is not being attended to. There is also a need to regularise informal settlements to reduce housing backlogs,” he said.
The people of Mutare have paid a heavy price of voting for the opposition through enduring poor service delivery by opposition led councils.