Last Saturday Zanu-PF Masvingo Provincial chairperson Ezra Chadzamira claimed that voting for the opposition is a waste of time in Zimbabwe, saying that elections are only for identifying people against the ruling party. He gave an example of MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai saying that even though he won the 2008 elections he was unable to rule. Said Chadzamira at a Zanu PF inter-district meeting held at Rutenga Primary School:
Sarudzo idzi kungoitawo asi chinangwa chaicho ndochokuona panenge pane matsosti akawanda asinga vhoti zvakanaka. Tsvangirai zvaaka vhoterwa muna 2008 akaitonga nyika? kuState house akanga asinga kuzivi? (Elections here are not genuine but are simply a way of identifying those who choose to vote wrongly. When Tsvangirai won elections in 2008, did he rule the country? Was he not aware of the route to the State House?
Chadzamira also accused outsiders of looting Masvingo’s resources saying:
Masvingo province is one of the provinces gifted with resources yet we are the poorest. We spend a lot of time fighting each other and outsiders take that as an opportunity to loot our resources. That should be the thing of the past. Unity and development are our top priorities