Mnangagwa slams thieving opposition candidates
By Staff Writer
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged urban voters to shun the corrupt opposition candidates who have done no good except to run down the urban centers local authorities in the country.
He made the remarks during a keynote address at a Zanu-pf Star Rally held in Chitungwiza Wednesday.
The head of state’s ruling party is set to test the wrath of the trailblazing Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) political party in the by-elections slated for March 26 this week.
The opposition party has defied the odds and survived numerous threats to its existence after having its assets and finances lost to former party official, Douglas Mwonzora who is widely perceived as sell out in the country’s political circles.
But Mnangagwa downplayed the opposition’s impact after informing his party’s supporters that his rivals are typical corrupt leaders.
“You should be wary of being hoodwinked by the opposition, they have nothing to offer except empty promises, but the Second Republic never promise what we cannot deliver.
“The country will not be governed by people who take instructions from elsewhere besides the people of Zimbabwe. He says the time is now to take back Chitungwiza .This will allow the needs of the residents to be heard,” said Mnangagwa.
He said the electorate must ditch the thieving opposition councilors and MPs who have failed to make any improvements in the past 20 years they have been administering urban councils.
“Opposition legislators have misappropriated millions of devolution funds released by central government.
“I urge all citizens to use the right channels to air their grievances rather than using opposition channels,” he said.
VP Chiwenga says the people of Chitungwiza should resoundingly vote for Zanu-pf to bring to an end the disastrous rein of the opposition in the town.
He explained that Chitungwiza was home to many liberation fighters when they returned from the war.