The ruling ZANU PF party has basked in winning all three by-elections held over the weekend in Matabeleland North province.
ZANU PF secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu, said that the victory is a clear indication to MDC leader Nelson Chamisa that he has been lying to the world that he won last year’s presidential election. He said:
The victory by Zanu-PF in the local government and Parliamentary by-elections is a clear indication to Chamisa, who has been lying to the world that he won the elections.
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These by-elections show what people think about him. In Lupane you can imagine the number of (MDC Alliance) top leadership that was here and led by him, but the people have said no, we don’t want you and this rhetoric that he won is founded on no grounds at all, it is just wishful thinking which is not realistic.
Zanu-PF secretary for information and publicity Simon Khaya Moyo asserted that the support ZANU PF gets from the people dates back to the period of the liberation struggle. He said:
The sweeping trend which continues to be registered by the party in all previous elections does not only testify to the confidence which the electorate has in Zanu-PF policies and programmes but it also loudly speaks to the existing umbilical bond between the party and the general masses of Zimbabwe which is rooted to the days of the liberation struggle.
Clearly the revolutionary train is well oiled and is on the unstoppable trajectory towards delivery of the people’s wishes and aspirations as espoused in the 2018 winning people’s election manifesto.