Tinoda kuvasvasvanga pama by-elections, uye tovarakasha pamaharmonised elections
President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country shall hold by-elections in March next year as he reiterated his vows to take opponents to the cleaners in forthcoming crucial polls.
He was giving a keynote address at a Zanu PF politburo meeting in Harare Wednesday.
“We are going to hold elections in March next year,” Mnangagwa said, as he rallied his party to prepare a strong base to crush the opponent.
“The revolutionary party Zanu PF is currently setting up unshakable structures and mobilising five million registered members to ensure a resounding victory in the coming by-elections and harmonised elections in 2023.
“As we prepare for the forthcoming by-elections and the 2023 harmonised general elections, greater focus must be mobilising our membership to register as voters. The opposition must be voted out. Tinoda kuvasvasvanga pama by-elections, uye tovarakasha pamaharmonised elections (we must to thrash them in both by-elections and harmonised elections).”
Dozens of seats in both parliament and councils were rendered vacant following several recalls imposed on elected MDC Alliance representatives by the rival Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T and deaths on some.
By-elections, to be held almost a year before the general elections 2023, could come as a good barometer to gauge which direction the electoral pendulum was going.
MDC Alliance, which poses the greatest threat to Zanu PF’s four-decade long stranglehold on national politics, is also keen to register an unset in national polls.
The Nelson Chamisa led party is in the middle of attempts to get at least six million voters registered for the 2023 elections.