Mutodi was responding to MDC Standing Committee member David Coltart who had implied that ZANU PF wins elections through fraud after it failed to attract a sizeable crowd for the 25 October Anti-Sanctions march despited giving people free chicken and chips. Writing on Twitter, Mutodi said:
Voters do not stay at the National sports, Mr Coltart. They stay in the countryside in communal areas and farms.
Our land reform benefited at least 300, 000 families, assuming each family has 10 members it’s already 3m votes. Wait and see 2023 we will be adding 2 million more votes.
However, Coltart refused to take the jab lying down. He responded by telling Mutodi that people don’t actually vote for ZANU PF but the party “adds” the votes. Wrote Coltart:
ZANU PF has never been prepared to give farmers title because then you won’t be able to control and threaten them.
You are correct in saying you will “add 2 million” voters – as you did in 2018. They didn’t actually vote for ZANU PF, they were just added to the final tally.
But your electoral fraud has now been exposed and you will not be able to just “add” votes when the next election is held.
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