War veterans secretary-general and Deputy Minister for Defence (War Veterans) Victor Matemadanda has said that Zanu-PF needs to move on from having reruns of primary elections. Matemadanda acknowledged that there was rigging but called for people to move forward. Speaking at a war veterans’ outreach meeting, Matemadanda said,
… No, you must know that this is the game, I am happy that those who had not been involved in elections before now know there is cheating. So we are saying that we cannot keep on holding reruns while the party is dying…We now know there is cheating, theft of cell registers and stuffing of ballots. I am saying we must all be in the structures of the party and we must not be perpetually crying like the opposition which makes noise all the time when they know they will never rule this country anyway. I am here to say the party should move forward. We do not want people who say if this or that is not resolved we will do ‘bhora mudondo’.
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