Chamisa’s Campaign Trail Heads to Rural Areas
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) President, Nelson Chamisa has today launched the “Tisvikewo” campaign as MDC Alliance moves into rural communities to canvass for support ahead of this year’s general elections.
By Costa Nkomo
In an interview with Voice of America’s Studio 7 yesterday, Chamisa said the MDC Alliance team will head into rural areas in preparation for the elections, barely four months away.
“The message we are taking to the rural people is no longer about MDC-T or Zanu PF, but it is now about what is good for the country, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been in government for a very long time, he deserves to rest, he has been in government for the past 38 years.”
“People should know that when things get harder and harder, if the slope gets steeper and steeper it is a sign that good fortunes are in wait,” said Chamisa.
MDC-T Presidential spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka hinted that Bikita and Zaka could be their first destinations sensationally claiming that most rural communities have been eager to meet the youthful politician and his Alliance partners.
Tamborinyoka added that they have received reports of soldiers being deployed into rural areas to intimidate people against voting for the opposition.
“It is a desperate campaign to intimidate people. Yes we know that they are there, we have received reports of these officers in the various wards, but the people are not intimidated people are very clear that it is their year and they believed that it is a year for change,” said Tamborinyoka.
According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) statistics of registered voters, the majority are concentrated in rural areas with Zanu PF previously enjoying popular support. On the other hand, the opposition has also enjoyed majority support in urban centres.