Zanu-PF won in 46 wards in various local councils unopposed as opposition political parties failed to field candidates. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), in terms of Section 125 (4) of the Electoral Act, yesterday published names of candidates nominated to stand in local government elections.
Zanu-PF won in 19 wards uncontested in Mashonaland Central province, 13 in Midlands, nine in Mashonaland East and four in Matabeleland South as well as another ward in Matabeleland North. In an interview with The Herald, Zanu-PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo said the wins show that they are a mass party which is everywhere. Said Khaya Moyo:
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This is a sign that Zanu-PF is a mass party and is everywhere while other parties are sprinkled here and there. We must take heed that this foretells what is going to happen during the elections. This is because Zanu-PF is a party with history, which liberated this country from the yoke of colonialism. Despite the hardships the country has gone through by the way of imposition of sanctions after the execution of our land reform programme, the party remained resilient and has moved on and indeed has very clear policies and programmes which are in sync with the people’s aspirations.
Mashonaland Central Province is one of the ten and Zimbabwe Provinces. It covers the northern mainland of the country and it stretches into to the Zambezi valley and the Mozambican border in the north east. It is dominated by the Shona speaking locals. The capital... Read More About Mashonaland Central
Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission