ZANU PF Politburo member Ziyambi Ziyambi warned residents of Kariba Ward 5 that the ruling party will deprive the area of resources if they vote for the CCC candidate in the upcoming by-election.
Ziyambi made the remarks while addressing a mini-rally attended mostly by women in Mahombekombe Suburb, last Saturday. He said:
Vote wisely because development doesn’t need people to throw away votes. Electing CCC is throwing away votes as they are not responsible for allocating resources.
If you realise the lack of development in this place, Mahombekombe, blame yourselves because you would have thrown away votes by choosing a CCC candidate.
Ziyambi reportedly dished out mint-flavoured sweets to the women who attended the rally in a bid to convince them to vote for the ZANU PF candidate.
CCC interim provincial spokesperson, Blessing Mandava said Ziyambi, who is also Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, takes the electorate for granted.
The Kariba Ward 5 seat fell vacant following the resignation of then CCC councillor, Tendai Mapondera, over criminal abuse of office charges.
Tonderai Chikwati will stand for CCC while ZANU PF will field Kudakwashe Mafusire in the by-election.