The Zanu-PF provincial leadership in Masvingo has criticized National Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and his department for failing to provide the campaign material for the Mwenezi East by-election. Despite the alleged lack of support, Zanu-PF candidate Joosbi Omar won the election resoundingly.
Masvingo provincial secretary for administration Ailes Baloyi said
The provincial leadership is not happy with the failure by the national commissariat led by Cde Saviour Kasukuwere to provide t-shirts and posters for the campaign. Failure to provide campaigning regalia had a telling effect on the reduced number of people who voted. We looked forward to more than 47 000 votes but we got 18 700 votes only
We initially thought we would receive the regalia and posters as Cde Kasukuwere had promised when he visited Mwenezi last month. The regalia instills a sense of belonging within our membership and it shows that we are more organised than other parties.
We felt that the national commissariat failed us as we did not garner the votes that we really wanted despite winning the election. Next time such things should not happen to a party of the magnitude of Zanu PF.