Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mujuru rolls out umbrella campaigns

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THE People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC) led by former Vice-President Joice Mujuru has launched its campaign for the 2018 elections and was working on fielding 210 candidates and 1 958 councillors.
BY SHARON SIBINDI
At a meeting held in Bulawayo on Thursday, the party unveiled the new People’s Democratic Party (PDP) deputy president, Benson Ntini, treasurer -general, Clayton Jones, chairperson, Thaba Moyo, vice-chairperson, Edson Kerenda and women’s assembly chairperson, Juliana Veremu.
Addressing delegates during PRC’s extra-ordinary general council meeting, PDP secretary-general, Gorden Moyo said other parties had started their campaigns.
“We are starting our campaign for elections and when we are starting the campaign, we are not going to do it as PDP, but we will be with others.
We are going with PRC, which is official and lawful,” he said.
“We are working with National People’s Party, Zunde and many others towards elections.
So now we have to meet with others, so that we can win this election.”
Moyo said all the 29 councillors in Bulawayo will come from PRC.
“All those that are in the council are going. We are giving them notice.
As PRC, we will work together to remove all the councillors, who are thieves and crooks, who have taken away people’s monies, houses and the closing water,” he said.
“We are saying the next council, which is going to (be inaugurated) in August, they will not be there.
PRC will have taken over all councils. We have 12 MPs and 12 Senators in Bulawayo.
We are saying all of them will be out. PRC would have taken over.”
Moyo said this can only be achieved if they worked together.
“PRC is working on having 210 candidates in the country, 1 958 councillors and all these, we will be having them by the end of this month.
We must not do what we see in other parties, we want balance and that’s how we are going to work,” he said.
“Other parties have started their campaigns and we are starting now.
That is why Mujuru, (Lucia) Matibenga, [Samuel] Sipepa [Nkomo], Ntini and others are here.
We are giving ED [President Emmerson Mnangagwa] and [Vice-President Constantino] Chiwenga notice that mene mene tekel upharsin (your days in office are numbered).
It’s over for them,” he said.