By Mthokozisi Dube
The ruling ZANU PF party is confident of victory in its Mberengwa South National Assembly and two local authority seats.
At a rally at Muketi Business Centre, the ruling party’s District Coordinating Committee chairman for Mberengwa, Cde Paul Maposa said focus is now on increasing their support base.
“We are not leaving anything to chance. Our focus is to attain the five million votes for our President. Mberengwa being Mberengwa is a ZANU PF stronghold. We are now luring those from the opposition to come to a tried and tested party,” Cde Maposa said.
ZANU PF Mberengwa South candidate, Cde Tasara Hungwe, says the President has spelt out a road map in Vision 2030 and his immediate task is to execute some life changing programmes started by the late legislator, Cde Alum Mpofu as well as late Senator Sibusiso Moyo.
“We have a vocational training centre which was being rehabilitated by Senator SB working with Cde Mpofu. We expect to complete those projects. As the President says, the vision is there; the devolution funds are there, so we will complete the developmental projects in our area. We are through with roads, we are now moving on to schools and clinics.”
The hatchet has been buried among participants of the ruling party’s primary election and Ward 25 candidate, Cde Pedzisai Zhou, says they are now moving to retain the local authority seat which fell vacant following the death of Cde. Torai Matutu.
Mberengwa district has one vacant legislative assembly in Mberengwa South and two by elections for wards 25 and 34.