A traditional leader, Chief Victor Saunyama, of Saunyama Village in Nyanga, has been accused of campaigning for the ruling Zanu-PF party. This comes after the chief called on his subjects to for Zanu-PF and Minister of ICT and CyberSecurity Supa Mandiwanzira in the upcoming 2018 harmonised elections. Said Chief Saunyama
We are now going for election in the next few months and it vital that we preserve our tradition. I would want to assure the MP (Nyanga South Member Of Parliament Supa Manidwanzira ) that victory is certain, We make sure that Zanu-PF wins.
Our headmen and all those we lead will be told that this country was won by bloodshed and that needs to be defended…It is surprising to note that there are people who think Chiefs should not be involved in politics, we are there to uphold our traditional setup and that is where I will make sure that all the areas in Nyanga vote for Zanu-PF.
Chiefs have in the past faced criticism for disregarding the Constitution and endorsing Zanu-PF candidates as well as former president Robert Mugabe and his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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