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Zanu-PF Central Committee member and secretary for Indigenisation in the Women’s League Cde Agnes Musarurwa has urged party supporters to come out in their numbers and vote for Cde Terrence Mukupe in the Harare East by-election tomorrow.

Cde Musarurwa said this at a rally to drum up support for Cde Mukupe at Lewisam Primary School in Highlands.

“Cde Mukupe has already shown that he is a capable leader through the various development projects he has embarked on and as a constituency, you are lucky to have such a leader,” she said.

“You should, therefore, come out in your numbers to vote for him so that we correct the failures of the former MDC-T MP, Tendai Biti, who did not do anything for you,” she said.

Cde Musarurwa warned party supporters to be wary of elements linked to expelled former vice president Dr Joice Mujuru. She said some were moving around in the constituency discouraging people from voting on Wednesday.

“I have heard that there are some people linked to the ‘gamatox’ faction that are spreading their ‘bhora musango’ politics,” she said.

“Be careful not to be misled by such people that we expelled from the party. Do not let President Mugabe down by voting for opposition elements that do not have your interests at heart.”

Cde Mukupe promised to continue the developments he initiated in the constituency if elected on Wednesday.

“We should complete what we have started by ensuring that the party wins,” he said.

“I promise that I will continue to work for the empowerment of all of you, especially the women and youths.”

Cde Mukupe thanked Cde Mavis Gumbo for withdrawing her candidature and agreeing to support him as the Zanu-PF candidate.

“I am happy that we have resolved our issues with Cde Gumbo and now we are working together,” he said.

“We all belong to Zanu-PF and no one should claim that they have people because the people belong to the party.”

Cde Gumbo had successfully been nominated to contest on a Zanu-PF ticket in Harare East, but was directed to withdraw her candidature after the Politburo endorsed Cde Mukupe to represent the party.

Zanu-PF has been holding massive campaigns in various parts of the country where 16 by-elections will be held tomorrow.

The MDC factions are not participating in the by-elections after sensing defeat upon realising that Zanu-PF was at its gest while they have been weakened by incessant fights and splits.

The 14 constituencies out of the 16 fell vacant after MDC-T withdrew its legislators from Parliament for joining a splinter party, the MDC Renewal Team.

The constituencies are Harare East, Kuwadzana, Glen View South, Dzivarasekwa, Kambuzuma and Highfield, all in Harare Makokoba, Luveve, Lobengula, Mpopoma-Pelandaba and Pumula in Bulawayo.

There will also be by-elections in Chikanga-Dangamvura in Manicaland, Mbizo in the Midlands and Tsholotsholo North in Matabeleland North.

Two of the 16 constituencies fell vacant after Zanu-PF recalled former secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa in Headlands, Manicaland and Temba Mliswa in Hurungwe West in Mashonaland West.

The two were deemed to be working at odds with the party and plotting to illegally remove President Mugabe while working with Dr Mujuru.

Source : The Herald