Addressing a campaign rally in Makokoba ahead of the June 10 by-elections, Dabengwa recounted how the dismissed MPs had approached the party seeking its support in the by-elections, which were boycotted by all the formations of the MDCs in protest at Zanu (PF)’s failure to implement electoral reforms.
“To our dismay the renewal MPs later changed their minds and decided to boycott the by elections. This prompted our national executive council to convene an emergency meeting as the party could not let Zanu (PF) go unchallenged in the elections. The Bulawayo provincial executive also supported the idea,” said Dabengwa.
Zapu is contesting all five constituencies which are up for grabs in Bulawayo. The former ZIPRA intelligence supremo said the party was going to use the elections as a benchmark to judge its relevance in the political landscape.
“The party is assured of support in the 2018 general elections from South African-based sponsors if our candidates win the by elections,” he said. Dabengwa also called upon youths based in the diaspora to come back home and fight for democratic space in their own country.Post published in: News