Zanu PF debt write-off swung vote - PIMZ

HARARE - Progressive and Innovative Movement of Zimbabwe (PIMZ) president Tendai Munyanduri, believes the writing off of outstanding water bills by Zanu PF’s Ignatius Chombo, swayed people’s votes in favour of Zanu PF.

“I believe the Zanu PF strategy of writing off water bills persuaded people to think otherwise and voted for the party,” Munyanduri said.

“However, as parties that lost, we need to go back to the drawing board and re-strategise for 2018 elections.

“I think MDC shouldn’t have regarded that Zanu PF campaign as vote buying because many people have huge water debts. As the president of my party, we feel Zanu PF copied our fliers where we addressed the same issue,” said Munyanduri.

The Marondera-based engineer however castigated the election of  Joseph Chinotimba as Buhera South MP saying it trivialises the law making function of Parliament.

Munyanduri applauded Tsvangirai for challenging the results in the courts even though he said the Judiciary was compromised.

“I think what Tsvangirai has done is commendable but he needs to come back to other smaller parties and we team up with what we saw related to rigging and we believe it will build up concrete evidence in the courts of law,” Munyanduri said.

Comments (13)

Uku ndiko kunyepa manje uku!Dzimwe research dzakadhakwa!

Hokoyoiwe - 6 August 2013

So the people in the rural areas who were assisted wanted to cash in on Chombo's promise. Please do not insult the intelligence of the s voters.

Mavara Azarevhu - 6 August 2013

Guys where is Welshman Ncube

Ngoni - 6 August 2013

If Chinotimba trivialises the law making function, Then Tsvangirai kills the democratic political process.

reason - 6 August 2013

Tendai Munyanduri Uyanya wena mfana, the constitution was amanded so that you have more seats in the Rural arears, so you mean all the boreholes had outsatnding bills Dont insult our level of inteligence you moron, You lack of Knowledge and education doesnt work well with you being a Politician

Mfana Ka Sobhuku... - 6 August 2013

Have you even met Chinoz ?? He trivialises humanity ........

Thomas Joerem - 6 August 2013

benzi remunhu zi dofo.Voters know why they voted Zanu pf not you

haya - 6 August 2013

Rubbish mhani iwe. We don't sell the country over cheap promises. The election was restrictive to all perceived to be mdc. FULL STOP. Whilst all Zanuoids got free voting slips. whats that honestly

Hwengure - 6 August 2013

No One voted for Zanu PF. and trust me they will not do anything for the pple. Instead they are busy strategising on how they will get back the money they gave to NIKUV. Rural folks were just intimdated and used, they wnt get anything from Zanu Pf. Suffer continues for them.

zvichapera - 7 August 2013

Tendai Munyanduri paid dearly for ambandoning his Masters In Business Intelligence exams from 22-26 at Orange grove motel in chinhoyi in persuit of an illusive hullucination. Now you lost the elections and your 1800 dollars tuition fees

crocodile squad - 7 August 2013

munyanduri you lost because of your double-speak. he-e "parties that lost lets strategise bla bla'' he-e tsvangirai must talk to us so we approach courts of law together''..he is a chancer and doesn't deserve coverage in a serious paper

marovambiri - 7 August 2013

Intresting Chief CIO general Professor W. Ncube 2.68%,our Mr. M Tsvangirai 34%. Ncube if u are a genuine opposition party be party of Mogiza.

Mushonga - 7 August 2013

I was quite interested to hear all your comments to my article in the Daily News. Your comments are quite enriching and welcome. As to the reason why rural voters voted for ZANU P.F, maybe it is for the indigenisation thrust, agricultural free inputs and community ownership scheme promises from our point of view. When we say,` we believe' , it is a point of view and not cast in stone. The only reasons why people voted for ZANU P.F. will only be known by your feedback or by a detailed research. When we say ,`we believe,' we are not ruling out intimidation , vote buying and or any rigging that you seem to be mentioning, only that its not value adding to us to believe that elections were rigged. We feel that we need to concentrate on crafting a superior manifesto for 2018 general elections as the 2013 elections are now water under the bridge. Your comments will always be welcome as each one of us will always be entitled to his/her thoughts and beliefs Thank you,

Tendai Munyanduri - 18 September 2013

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