Former minister of Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs Webster Shamu has urged voters to vote for people of their choice in the July 30 harmonised elections insisting that no one should tell them who to vote for. Shamu who was fired from his position as minister in May over allegations of plotting against President Emmerson Mnangagwa and conspiring to ensure another “Bhora Musango” told supporters at a rally in Mashonaland West,
I can’t tell you whom to vote for. You people here know the person you want, on the MP, councillor and President. Nobody should tell you who to vote for. You should express your wishes freely. You need to vote for your heart’s desire. You can’t have two councillors or two presidents. You can only choose one. You know the one you want. Choose that one…they did not want us, even me. I should not have been here as a candidate. For me to get into this race, I had to get a letter so that I contest.
Shamu’s message goes against what is being preached in Zanu-PF. The party is urging for supporters to vote for the party regardless of how they feel about the candidates. This comes after some parties won the party’s primary elections although there were allegations of irregularities such as rigging and intimidation.