The opposition CCC has encouraged its supporters in rural areas to attend ZANU PF meetings to avoid being victimised but to remember where to cast their votes in the 2023 elections.
CCC interim organising secretary Amos Chibaya told NewsDay that rural people, including ZANU PF supporters, “are now tired” of the ruling party but are afraid of saying it openly. Said Chibaya:
The enthusiasm in rural areas is pleasing. People are tired of the ZANU PF government. Even the ZANU PF supporters are now tired.
There are those who are afraid of being noticed for supporting our party.
Some are afraid of losing their farmland and being left out in agricultural inputs and food distribution programmes such as Pfumvudza.
We are simply keeping our database and encouraging them to attend ZANU PF meetings, but they must know where to vote, come 2023.
I can tell that the future is bright. I see the party achieving the six million vote target during the 2023 general elections.
The Nelson Chamisa-led CCC recently launched a recruitment and mobilisation exercise in rural areas code-named Mugwazo.
The opposition party is hoping to increase its share of the rural vote, where ZANU PF has been the dominant party in previous elections.