ZANU PF has expressed satisfaction with the gazetted final delimitation report which has been criticised by some legal and political commentators, reported NewsDay.
ZANU PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa on Thursday said that the ruling party was going to “finally bury” the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) in the upcoming election. Said Mutsvangwa:
We are very happy the President authorised its gazette. It means that the date of the election is imminent.
They (CCC) don’t have people and they are now saying ‘we can’t organise a meeting because we are afraid of ZANU PF’. We are masters of organising people in the dark.
We are busy setting up structures, and confirming them at the cell level throughout this week.
We are also dealing with statistical information, while the CCC is dealing with social media.
We have a problem with people who are not organisationally minded, those who only think of being revolutionary.
Responding to Mutsvangwa, CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said ZANU PF can never win a free and fair election. She said:
Hence they resort to their usual dirty tricks of political violence, weaponising the law against opponents, banning our gatherings, criminalising dissent and enacting draconian laws to try and destroy the opposition. It will not work.
No amount of tantrums, toxic politics or intimidation by ZANU PF will stop us.
Meanwhile, legislative watchdog Veritas said Mnangagwa may have gazetted a wrong final delimitation report on Monday.
Veritas said the gazetted report does not declare the names and boundaries of the wards and constituencies as required by the Constitution.
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