President castigates Chitungwiza Municipality

Staff Reporter

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said the opposition’s reign in the dormitory town of Chitungwiza has come to an end and urged the residents to vote for ZANU PF if they wanted meaningful development to come to their area.

Addressing thousands of ZANU PF supporters yesterday, the President castigated the Chitungwiza Municipality for continuing to collect revenue from residents when they were failing to provide adequate services.

“I want to say to you, the time is up. Let us take back Chitungwiza. Let us return the town to the hands of ZANU PF so that the challenges you have are attended to. We are the ruling Party, you cannot have a council which collects revenue but does not deliver on service. We have a chance to vote for councillors who can speak directly to the leadership,” said President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa said for the past 20 years, Chitungwiza and Harare had not had a municipal authority that fulfils the wishes of the people. He castigated these municipalities for concentrating on stealing at the expense of service delivery.

The President told the people that they should not be hoodwinked by false opposition promises and said that ZANU PF was the only party that could deliver on its promises.

“Don’t be hoodwinked by false promises that have never been delivered. They have nothing to offer except lies and empty promises. As the Second Republic, we will never promise what we cannot deliver. Of course we have our challenges but we are solving them,” added the President.

At the same rally, President Mnangagwa also said that sanction beggars and Western puppets will never rule Zimbabwe.

“You voted crooks that cannot do anything. Imagine a person who begs for sanctions so that people can turn against ZANU PF, but that will never happen because the ruling party will rule forever.

“We should always be alive to the fact that this is our birth right and we must protect it. All these parties making noise were not there during the liberation struggle. Of course our Constitution allows for multiple parties but these will not serve anything,” said the President.

Meanwhile, in a move that will alleviate perennial water challenges in Chitungwiza, the President commissioned boreholes that were drilled under the Presidential Borehole Drilling Scheme. The boreholes are just a temporary measure, while long term water solutions are being worked on.