ZANU PF targets urban vote as President Mnangagwa launches by-election campaign in Epworth

By Justin Mahlahla

ZANU PF supporters have thronged Epworth High School grounds as the party rolls out its campaign for the 26 March by-elections.

ZANU PF President and First Secretary, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, will address the rally.

A major highlight of the event is the issuance of title deeds to around 80 000 home owners.

“The signature act of the Epworth visit would be to grant title deeds to the existing stock of urban houses which the people have and have never used and are dead capital.

“We have decided as a party that we shall be giving title deeds to urban people. This is something which is big; it is as big as the land reform. It is as big as independence. It is a signal to urban people that since you are living in an urban setting you need to have a history of credit,” ZANU PF spokesperson, Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa told a media briefing in Harare recently.

133 vacant seats are up for grabs, including 28 parliamentary and 105 council seats.