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Dabengwa on door to door campaign as ZAPU eyes 5 Parly seats

by Clement Moyo
14 May 2015 at 11:15hrs | Views
ZAPU has announced it is going out in full force to claim five parliamentary seats in the June 10 by-election.

ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa is today leading a door to door campaign in all constituencies in Bulawayo: Pumula, Makokoba, Luveve, Lobengula, Mpopoma-Pelandaba

The party announced its leader is on a mission to reclaim the revolutionary spirit of ZAPU in bringing change to the country.

Dabengwa is set to kick start a door to door campaign leg at Luveve early morning, Thursday.

ZAPU Secretary General Ralph Mguni has called upon the people of Bulalwayo to come out in their numbers to vote ZAPU, so as to keep ZANU out of a city that Mugabe once turned into a crime scene.

"Let's keep ZANU out of the place of their crime. All Zanu will bring to Bulawayo is more devastation," said Mguni pronouncing his party's elections slogan.

ZAPU is mobilising Bulawayo residents to stop ZANU from taking up the parliamentary seats in Bulawayo after MDC-T  called for the expulsion of the MPs that had joined MDC Renewal faction headed by Tendai Biti. By-elections are scheduled for 10 June in 14 consttituencies.

After calling for the expulsion of the MPs the Morgan Tsvangirai led MDC ruled that it was not going to contest in the bi-elections to regain the seats, a decision viewed by many as deliberate move to donate seats to ZANU PF.

MDC-T is now accused of insincerity in boycotting elections and demanding so-called electoral reforms now when the same party yet co-authored the new Constitution and participated in the July 2013 elections.

In the past few months ZAPU has been in resurgence, re-opening its offices in Harare, from where it operated before gukurahundi era, opening new offices in Bulawayo, Youths crossing floor from other parties to ZAPU and membership increasing exponentially. The party is also this week set to establish offices in Gweru, and set base in Mutoko.

Making an appeal Zimbabweans in the diaspora, party members and well-wishers to fund the election campaign, ZAPU Europe provincial leader Maphosa said, the party has nothing to lose in the election but only 'chains of oppression'.

"Let us sacrifice as we also remember that our heroes sacrificed their lives for the very same same freedom we are yet to bring about, for our people and country," said Maphosa as he rallied Zimbabweans.

Upcoming By-elections : Wedza North (15 May 2015), Headlands, Hurungwe West, Harare East, Kambuzuma, Glen View South, Dzivarasekwa, Highfield West, Kuwadzana, Pumula, Makokoba, Luveve, Tsholotsho North, Lobengula, Mpopoma-Pelandaba, Mbizvo & Chikanga-Dangamvura (10 June 2015).

Those willing to support the cause can contact Mr Siqhelile Ndlovu the ZAPU Provincial Secretary for Finance on 07492772413.

Source - Clement Moyo