Speaking at the ZANU PF Harare Province by-election launch in St Marys. Chitungwiza on Saturday, Politburo Member and Harare Metropolitan Province Minister of State and Devolution Cde Oliver Chidawu urged ZANU PF members to vote for the Party no matter who the candidate is because the candidates will be representing the ZANU PF.
The launch saw thousands of ZANU PF supporters gather in support of the Party as they showed their enthusiasm. Present at the event were Politburo member and Deputy National Political Commissar Cde Omega Hungwe, Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Tendai Chirau, ZANU PF Harare Provincial Chairman Cde Goodwills Masimirembwa and the Harare Provincial Leadership.
Cde Chidawu also encouraged ZANU PF supporters to unite, to be disciplined and honest.
"Our enemy is MDC A and CCC so on 26 March 2022 let us vote for ZANU PF, no matter who the candidate is. The opposition has failed to deliver as such let us vote them out.
"President Mnangagwa expects us to win. For us to win Harare back to the Party we should unite because united we will be strong. We want discipline in the Party. Let us ensure that our cell registers are up to date," Cde Chidawu said.
Speaking at the same event Cde Omega Hungwe said that the country’s economy is improving all thanks to President Mnangagwa and the New Dispensation. She also reiterated Cde Chidawu’s sentiments that people should vote for ZANU PF no matter who the candidate is because they will be representing ZANU PF. Cde Hungwe further encouraged unity and called for Party members to mobilise in order to increase the number of votes
Through the first Proclamation of 2022 under Statutory Instrument 2 of 2022, The President of Zimbabwe Cde E.D Mnangagwa set 26 March 2022 as the date for holding by-elections filling in vacant Parliamentary and council seats.