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Opposition infighting delaying change

04 Jun 2020 at 17:32hrs | Views
IT is clear at this moment in time that the ruling party Zanu-PF has an added advantage. As each day passes, they are always in campaign mode, while opposition leaders are at each other's throat, making endless Press conferences.

The people in rural areas are not aware of these Press conferences, what they only want is sugar and farming inputs. The MDC is yet to master the art of politics.

As it stands, Zanu-PF is focusing on the rural electorate. Most constituencies are divided and there are more constituencies in rural areas than in urban areas.

Currently, Zanu-PF is in the process of delimiting constituencies, while Douglas Mwonzora is busy fighting MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa.

Look at Budiriro constituency, it has over 50 000 people and looking at it, these should be two constituencies.

Look at Headlands constituency with less than 30 000 people, it was divided into two and Zanu-PF won both seats. That's politics and MDC Alliance needs to master that art.

Every incumbent president has State resources at his disposal. He has State machinery with him, while the opposition, has few cars in a convoy.

For you to win elections, you need resources. You don't just wake up at State House, you have to mobilise resources and seek strategic information and create a good intelligence wing.

MDC Alliance has the numbers, we don't deny this, but my simple question is: All those people who come for your rallies, are they all registered voters? Do those people appear on the voters' roll? Did they vote? Are the numbers increasing or declining in recent rallies? Did you carry out any research?

You should not be fooled by people who attend rallies, because the majority of them, when the MDC Alliance calls for a rally, they put on red regalia and when Zanu-PF calls for a rally at the same venue, you will be surprised they will be wearing their party's attire, but I'm not denying the fact that MDC controls urban areas while Zanu-PF controls the rural base.


Source - newsday
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