KWEKWE – All roads in the Midlands province will lead to Mbizo Stadium on Saturday where ZANU-PF President and First Secretary, Emmerson Mnangagwa will launch the March 26 by-election campaign.
The following day (Sunday), Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa is expected to address a campaign rally at Mbizo 4 Shopping Centre.
There will be by-elections for five National Assembly and 14 local authority seats in the Midlands province.
ZANU-PF Midlands chairperson, Senator Larry Mavima, confirmed to New Ziana that President Mnangagwa will be at Mbizo Stadium on Saturday to launch the by-election campaign, as the ruling party leaves no stone unturned to wrestle all the vacant seats in the province.
“Yes, I can confirm that HE Mnangagwa will be in the Midlands specifically Mbizo Stadium to launch the by-elections campaign for the Midlands.
“We intend to bring out a bumper crowd to welcome our President but most importantly to deliver the five National Assembly seats and 14 Local Authority seats to the ruling party,” said Sen Mavima.
ZANU-PF said the focus of the rallies is to reinforce confidence in the policies of the New Dispensation and an assured march towards the achievement of Vision 2030.
President Mnangagwa launched the ruling party by-election campaign rally in Epworth two weeks ago where he outlined ZANU-PF’s development roadmap.
He however, did not attend last Saturday’s rally in Marondera, Mashonaland West where Vice President Constantino Chiwenga threatened black market money traders with long jail terms and declared that the country will not re-dollarise.
Chamisa also held his campaign and launch rally at Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfields, Harare last Sunday.
There will be 133 by-elections for National Assembly and local authority seats, most of which fell vacant following a recall of Members of Parliament and councillors by the opposition MDC-T party.