Blessings Chidakwa Chinhoyi Bureau
Zanu-PF’s Mashonaland West Province is confident that it will garner at least 500 000 votes in the upcoming elections. The province secured 272 000 votes for the ruling party in 2013.
In an interview recently, Zanu-PF provincial chairperson Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi said the party would double the figure from the previous elections.
“In 2013, we managed to garner 272 000 votes,” he said. “This harmonised election, we want to exceed that number by twofold. We will win by more than 500 000 votes in the province.”
The ruling party, Cde Ziyambi said, will perform exceedingly well because of the squabbles in the MDC-T.
“The MDC-T is a house on fire, giving us an added advantage as the ruling party, but let us not be complacent,” he said.
“We should continue working hard so that we win resoundingly, surpassing the 2013 record. We understand there are also many small political parties mushrooming to just cause confusion so that the planned free and fair elections would be discredited. We will not lose sleep over them.”
Cde Ziyambi called on all the party leadership to continue working vigorously to ensure resounding victory for the party.
He urged the provincial Women’s League to rise above the recent infighting, where Cde Joyce Mukazhi and Cde Angeline Muchemei were battling to lead the wing.
“The Women’s League should start working very hard despite the setbacks that they were facing,” said Cde Ziyambi. “I understand the youths are moving with speed to do their programmes; that is also expected of you.”
Cde Ziyambi urged party members to pay up their subscriptions.
“I understand party members should pay a monthly subscription of a $1, but imagine if every member is paying that $1 even yearly, it means the province will have $100 000,” he said.