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Zanu-PF target Matabeleland votes

by Staff reporter
01 Jan 2013 at 12:04hrs | 5012 Views
SENIOR Zanu PF officials in Matabeleland have announced plans to intensify their election campaigns soon after the festive season as the party gears for crunch polls expected sometime this year.

In Matabeleland North, politburo and central committee members, who include Umguza MP Obert Mpofu, Bulawayo governor Cain Mathema, Small and Medium Enterprises minister Sithembiso Nyoni and Bubi Senator Lot Mbambo, are scheduled to launch campaign rallies on January 11.

"The rallies will be held in all our districts, namely Hwange, Victoria Falls, Binga, Lupane, Bubi, Umguza and Tsholotsho," said newly-elected provincial chairman Richard Moyo.

"This is in preparation for next (this) year's general elections and we will be explaining to the people various policies like the indigenisation drive. We also want to drum up support ahead of the elections."

Moyo urged party members to set aside differences "as this is weakening the party and chasing away members to join other political parties".

Matabeleland North has in the past been rocked by confusion following the suspension of chairman Zenzo Ncube in 2010 and acting chairperson Zwelitsha Masuku a year later.

However, when Moyo was voted into power in November, he promised to bring together warring factions so that they would perform better in the next elections.

"I want to thank you for voting me, you have given me a mandate and I promise that I won't let you down. I will work hard and with you to serve the party and with your assistance we will perform better in the next elections," Moyo said.

"Let us co-operate and work together in bringing more people to the party."

Source - newsday
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