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MDC Alliance vows to ‘wash away Zanu PF remnants’

By Staff Reporter

THE MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa (pictured) has vowed to take its current campaigns to all corners of the country as it tries to ‘wash away all remnants of Zanu PF oppression’ ahead of harmonised polls this year.

This comes at a time State and Zanu PF President Emmerson Mnangagwa was not putting as much effort to seek his first ever popular mandate.

Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube said on Tuesday that the seven party alliance will be at White City Stadium in Bulawayo this coming weekend.

Chamisa, who is also MDC-T leader, will give a keynote address during the rally.

“Advocate Chamisa and all the other Alliance principals are coming together to pledge that time is up for Zanu PF,” Ncube said in a statement.

“We are focused and committed to ushering a new Zimbabwe that avails equal opportunities to all citizens and more importantly to restore the country’s rightful image among other nations.

“We shall continue as an Alliance to comb every corner of this country to wash away all remnants of Zanu PF oppression from the minds of long suffering Zimbabweans.”

The MDC-T has been to Matebeleland North, Matebeleland South, Midlands and Mashonaland East as it tries to drum up support for the elections.

Large crowds have been witnessed during the gatherings.

Meanwhile, Mnangagwa continues to surprise many as he has remained relatively inactive on the campaign platform.

The Zanu PF presidential candidate has instead embarked on a busy international itinerary that has taken him to Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire and lately China in the recent past.

His apparent inactivity on the local political arena has brought back memories of the 2013 election in which then Zanu PF candidate and President Robert Mugabe only held 10 provincial rallies towards the elections but emerged with a thumping victory against his challengers.

The opposition still insists Mugabe rigged the polls.

Gary Murambiwa
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