ZANU PF satisfied with campaign rallies

By Bruce Chahwanda, Political Editor

ZANU PF is satisfied with the structured and peaceful manner in which campaign rallies are taking place ahead of the March 26 by-elections.

Briefing journalists at the party’s headquarters in Harare, ZANU PF National Political Commissar, Dr Mike Bimha said party structures are fully behind candidates contesting the forthcoming by-elections.

“We are satisfied that the campaigns are proceeding well in a structured and peaceful manner. As a party, we do not believe that violence is part of a modern and democratic means of engaging voters,” said Dr Bimha.

“We are confident as a party that our record under the New Dispensation is clear, our plans are solid and the party structures are working flat out at the local level to get the voter to understand our policies and record of performance and delivery on key issues.”

Dr Bimha also announced that the party’s National Chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri will address a rally in Karoi this Saturday, while the Vice President and Second Secretary of the party, General (Retd) Dr Constantino Chiwenga will address another rally in Mutare this Sunday.

“Recently, there has been an interesting trend of people returning to ZANU PF from MDC and other smaller parties. We are particularly happy to receive them. We confirm that we are receiving very helpful and effective facilitation from the leadership of the returnees under the “Huyai Kumusha” initiative. ZANU PF remains very welcoming to those that are returning to the party and we continue to make significant inroads through the programme.”

ZANU PF is battling it out with the other 16 political parties in the March 26 by-elections.