By Geraldine Zaranyika
Zanu-PF Harare Province has intensified campaigns for the Ward 24 by-elections slated for Chitungwiza tomorrow. The seat felt vacant after the death of Alice Chihambakwe of MDC-Alliance, who died in November last year.
Speaking after a car rally in Chitungwiza yesterday, zanu-pf Harare Provincial Youth League Chairperson Cde Godwin Gomwe urged zanu-pf supporters and youths in the area to go in their numbers to vote for the party’s candidate.
“In the past years and recent months, the MDC has only been popular for destruction of people’s properties, so it is not a party which people should vote for as leaders,” said Cde Gomwe.
“As we are walking, you can see that the roads are very bad, but there were MDC councillors since 2000 and they delivered nothing to the people; all they did was demonstrating and burning tyres.”
zanu-pf candidate Cde Mary Guvamombe said Zimbabwe did not come on a silver platter, but through a protracted liberation struggle.
“We are following the same footsteps and we will not apologise for supporting our leader President Mnangagwa. People should vote for me because I have the potential to improve their livelihoods through championing the development of social services such as water reticulation and roads, among other things. A home without a woman has no proper standing,” she said.
Cde Guvamombe said she wants to help people in the area, especially with the issue of water supply. “Roads should be looked after, bins should be collected because those who were present could not do it. We are following the footsteps of our President,” she said.