ZANU PF Minister Dishes Out Sweets At Rally. CCC Mashonaland West interim provincial spokesperson, Blessing Mandava, has criticized Justice, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi for taking Kariba Ward 5 residents “for fools” after he allegedly dished out sweets at a mini-rally.
Ziyambi, who is also a member of the ZANU PF Politburo, reportedly handed out mint-flavored sweets to mostly women attending a mini-rally held in Mahombekombe Suburb, last Saturday.
He was also quoted as saying residents should avoid voting for the CCC candidate in the upcoming by-election or face the risk of ZANU PF blocking development in the area.
Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com, Mandava said Ziyambi should be championing sustainable livelihoods in Kariba instead of throwing sweets at adults. Mandava said:
Ziyambi was busy giving out trinkets to hoodwink the electorate, which he takes for fools.
No wonder why he dished out mint sweets at the Mahombekombe rally as if the mint sweets will develop the ward.
His recent remarks clearly show that ZANU PF is worried about its impending loss in the Kariba Ward 5 by-election.
They have now resorted to intimidation and empty threats in a frantic bid to boost their waning fortunes.
Admitting that ZANU PF has been throwing spanners into local government, we now know how stupid he really is.
His claims that only a ZANU PF candidate will bring development to Mahombekombe are pure hogwash and utter rhetoric which can easily pass as beer talk.
Evidence is awash of ZANU PF’s mismanagement of the whole nation. How can a destroyer rebuild what he has destroyed?
As the Mash West Change Champions, we are boldly declaring that Kariba Ward 5 shall not kowtow to threats.
The people shall speak, we urge them to rise early, vote early and defend their vote.
The Kariba Ward 5 seat fell vacant following the resignation of then CCC councillor, Tendai Mapondera, over criminal abuse of office charges.
Tonderai Chikwati will stand for CCC while ZANU PF will field Kudakwashe Mafusire in the by-election.