The late Bishop Abel Muzorewa’s younger brother, Gwinyai who heads the United African National Council (UANC) is eyeing 29 parliamentary seats in Manicaland province. Addressing supporters in Mutare on Friday, he said he only needs two months to campaign for the presidency in this year’s general elections.
He said he decided to join this year’s presidential race because Mnangagwa promised free and fair elections. Said Muzorewa:
One month is plenty of time to campaign, perhaps we need only two months to campaign. Only Zanu PF needs five years to campaign because they need to convince people about their poor policies. Because President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that this year’s election is going to be free and fair, that is why we decided to take part in the elections. We have not been taking part in previous elections because the playing field was not favourable, but we are just hoping that this time around Zanu PF is going to create a conducive environment for fair play.
Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa was a Zimbabwean cleric and politician who was very active in colonial Zimbabwe. He was also a renowned politician who served as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia and was also a respected cleric with the United Methodist Church in the then Rhodesia. Read More About Abel Muzorewa
The African National Council (not to be confused with the African National Congress) was a political party led by Abel Muzorewa in the Rhodesia in the 1970s. Read More About African National Council
Manicaland is a province which covers largely the eastern highlands and the south eastern plateau of Zimbabwe. Manicaland is one of Zimbabwe's ten administrative provinces. Mutare is the capital of Manicaland province. Read More About Manicaland Province