RULING Zanu-pf secretary for administration, Orbert Mpofu has condemned SA’s opposition leader for predicting a massive loss ahead of the 2023 elections.
The remarks come against a background where SA opposition leader, Mmusi Maimane has predicted that the ruling Zanu PF party will lose the 2023 elections, saying “the time for corrupt regimes is over”.
Maimane, who now leads One South Africa Movement after ditching the Democratic Alliance, said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration would not make it next year, adding that neighbouring South Africa would not allow the rigging of elections in Zimbabwe.
“Next year, Zimbabwe will be free. As SA, we will not entertain any rigging, oppression of voters or denial of voter rights. South Africa pays the price of the oppression of Zimbabwe and we are done. Allow people to vote including their diaspora. The time for corrupt regimes is over,” Maimane tweeted on Sunday.
However, Mpofu rubbished the utterances claiming that Maimane is a nobody in regional politics.
“Who is Maimane? Zanu PF has always won elections and it is about to win these elections. That is why people are making those heinous projections,” Mpofu said.
His statement came barely a month after a report by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) also predicted that Zanu PF could lose next year’s elections to Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa.