ZANU PF pleased with by-elections results

Political Reporter

The ruling ZANU PF Party was happy with the results of the just ended by elections as they showed that it has made inroads in the MDC-CCC strongholds.

In a statement yesterday, the Party’s national spokesperson, Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa, said that the Party was pleased that it kept and solidified its traditional support base while gaining some ground in the opposition strongholds.

“ZANU PF is pleasantly relieved that it has kept and solidified its traditional support in the traditional rural bastions. The Party of the Zimbabwe Revolution is most delighted that it made fresh inroads in MDC-CCC urban strongholds. The internecine fights of the fractious MDC-CCC formations handed ZANU-PF a propitious chance to pick a few more national assembly seats and thus increase further the two thirds absolute majority in Parliament,” said Cde Mutsvangwa.

Cde Mutsvangwa added that the urban people had now realised that the opposition had nothing to offer to the electorate except perpetuating the suffering of people.

“It’s clear that two decades of MDC-CCC urban neglect, feckless maladministration, screaming corruption and putrid decay are all finally beginning to invite the wrath of the long suffering urban citizenry at the expense of Nelson Chamisa and his acrimonious cohorts. Even more, reassuring is the narrowing margins in those seats ZANU-PF lost. This speaks volumes of the resurgent support of the Party,” said Cde Mutsvangwa.

The Party spokesperson said that the fact that the Party managed to snatch some parliamentary seats that were previously in the hands of the opposition shows that the people have confidence in the ruling Party.

Cde Mutsvangwa further said that the by elections results coupled with the infrastructure developments undertaken by President Mnangagwa, are an indication that the Party was going to perform well in the harmonised elections slated for next year.

Cde Mutsvangwa thanked the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for delivering a smooth electoral process despite receiving an unnecessary backlash from the opposition.

In the just ended by elections, ZANU PF snatched two parliamentary seats from the opposition, winning in Epworth and Mutasa South and also getting a foothold in urban local authorities.