The ruling party is reportedly strategizing to defeat the opposition parties in the forthcoming Harare council seat by-elections, The Sunday Mail reports. Some seats fell vacant when the MDC T recalled some MDC Alliance councilors while one seat fell vacant after the ward councilor died.
This was revealed by Zanu PF Harare provincial chairperson, Cde Goodwills Masimirembwa who said it was clear the MDC has ruined Harare and President Mnangagwa has reportedly succeeded in uncovering the rot at the council. Said Masimirembwa:
What His Excellency the President said is the absolute truth: the MDC has failed the City of Harare. Harare has progressively deteriorated over the last 20 years, as service delivery has virtually ground to a halt.
As ZANU PF Harare, we are gearing ourselves to reclaim all council wards, whether in the forthcoming by-elections or during the next harmonised elections. What His Excellency has done is to uncover the truth about corruption and mismanagement by the MDC councillors.
There was a misconception that land barons were outside of council. It has now become clear that the worst land barons were the senior executives and councillors in the City of Harare. The MDC has dismally failed the people. We call upon our members to report them to the corruption authorities
The DCCs have executed this well and we are campaigning for by-elections as well as mobilising for the 2023 elections. Harare Province is targeting to have 500 000 registered voters for the 2023 harmonised elections and we have strategies to mobilise these supporters in place.
The target we have as Harare is 500 000 registered voters for ZANU PF by 2023
The ruling party has failed to defeat the MDC in urban areas particularly in Harare where all council seats are mostly won by MDC members.
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