Bulawayo not part of Zim: Zanu PF

via Bulawayo not part of Zim: Zanu PF – Southern Eye

ZANU PF has begged Bulawayo residents to vote for the party’s candidates at the June 10 by-election, saying the poll presents the city with a perfect opportunity to “be part of Zimbabwe”.

BY NQOBILE BHEBHE

The ruling party has not won a single seat in Bulawayo since the formation of the MDC in 1999.

Zanu PF has, however, gone for the jugular ahead of by-elections boycotted by the MDCs, distributing flyers indicating that Bulawayo has not developed because it “is the only province that is outside the government and Zanu PF”.

The flyers have angered the electorate, the majority of who are among thousands that have been thrown out of employment as de-industrialisation in Bulawayo, once the industrial hub of Zimbabwe, continues with no end in sight.

“For 15 years, Bulawayo was under the leadership of MDC-T, they separated the people of Bulawayo from the government,” part of the Zanu PF flyer reads.

“Out of 10 provinces, Bulawayo is the only one that is outside the government and Zanu PF.

“It does not have ministers who drive voting for Zanu PF and be part of Zimbabwe.

“This by-election is a chance for Bulawayo to take a leading role in voting for Zanu PF and being part of Zimbabwe.

“Our city, which had women’s clubs, youth clubs, recreational clubs and vibrant industry structures, is now without employment, recreational facilities because it is managed by MDC-T which is outside the government.

“Presently we have a number of candidates, including independents, Zapu, NCA, Transform Zimbabwe and many other groupings who continue to take you Bulawayo citizens for a ride.

“All these groups are outside the government. Their role in Parliament will be meaningless.”

Bulawayo is the only city that has continuously voted against Zanu PF and the party says these elections must buck the trend.

“People of Bulawayo must not remain in opposition for the rest of their lives as Bulawayans,” the flyer reads.

“We need to work with the government and Zanu PF for the future of our children.

“People of Bulawayo, we need you back so that we (could) work together for the development of Bulawayo.

“Please vote Zanu PF for unity, peace and development.”

The flyers have generated heated debate among residents who vowed to punish Zanu PF during the polls.

Cowdray Park resident Happison Ncube said the flyers were an insult to Bulawayo residents.

“In response to Zanu PF campaign flyers: They say that for the past 15 years the city was under the leadership of MDC which separated them from the government, it a clear political gimmick and it negates having a Provincial (Affairs) minister, Eunice Sandi Moyo, who is in the very same Zanu PF government campaigning with such material,” Ncube said.

“It makes fools of Sandi and company. If Bulawayo is not counted as part of Zimbabwe and the government, how are the citizens going to vote for them?

“Zanu PF officials once said people of Bulawayo are lazy, so residents will be very lazy to vote for them.

“The same Zanu PF also said people of Matabeleland are uneducated, so we are so uneducated we won’t manage to identify their candidates on ballot papers.

Ncube added: “The very same flyers said the city has no single minister to drive development, it means people like Sandi are not even recognised as ministers, they are being used.”

Monica Ndimande said the flyers confirmed the marginalisation of Matabeleland, saying it was obvious focus on development was elsewhere, and deliberately so.

“The message is very clear on Zanu PF thoughts towards Bulawayo,” she said.

“The government deliberately allowed industries to collapse since the city, to them, is not part of Zimbabwe.

“Now they want us to vote for them under the pretext that they would resuscitate firms.

“I have one word for them — they should forget about getting my vote,” Ndimande, a vendor, said.

Another potential voter wanted to know in which country Bulawayo was situated since it was outside the government and Zanu PF.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 22
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    Nyoni 7 years ago

    I have and never will vote for no ZANUPF lackeys. Go to hell.

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    Fat Chance

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    Mugabe and zanu pf go to mashonalendi not in mathebelelende sorry we are not party of zimbabwe sorry zanu pf

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    Divide the Country at Gwelo,and you can demand an Independent Matabeleland! Zanu-PF will never help you, but the millions of Zimbabweans in South Africa, will!

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    Kevin 7 years ago

    Perhaps if ZANU had not made war on ZAPU and slaughtered 20000 old men women and children and embarked on policies which have destroyed the Zimbabwean economy they might have done better in Bulawayo. Voters in Bulawayo voting for ZANU PF are rather like turkeys voting for Xmas.

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    Tjingababili 7 years ago

    Zwitpa….zwabomayi! Motihiyila zwibgwamatuni!

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    Ndebele 7 years ago

    Bulawayo is better off without ZANU PF and we will survive in South africa and UK.

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      gogosesikhona 7 years ago

      They can keep their Zimbabwe for good or bad reasons but just live us alone. We have never and will never vote zanu. We are a very strong nation, which has stood the taste of times.

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    masvukupete 7 years ago

    And there is development everywhere else. How do they expect to develop Bulawayo when they are destroying the ones they already “own”

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    ananian 7 years ago

    No one has the power for annexation of any part of the country to belong to another except the referendum and the UN. As such ZANU PF neglected Bulaway to weaken it politically and to conger it unethically since they feared the level of resilience that our fellow brothers in Matebeleland have against any poor political minds. Our brothers in Matebeleland are not wish wash, hence if they were economically empowered they would have shown ZANU PF a marching orders long time ago for poor governance. They should not be cowed this this even by ZANU PF competing against none. If possible all vote should go to independent.

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    All Zimbabweans please stop voting for poverty & starvation by voting for Robert Gabriel Mugabe, please.

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    Tjingababili 7 years ago

    Mudede yenyu .

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    nkosinathi mkwanazi 7 years ago

    Mahlabezulu bayede. Amavote for the gud of democracy akanikezwe amaIndependents. Viva Independent. Our Independence is from our independents candidates.

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    Ndebele 7 years ago

    i will rather vote for Dumiso Dabengwa (ZAPU) than voting for ZANU PF.

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    Ndebele 7 years ago

    i would rather vote for ZAPU rather than ZANU PF.

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    Rhodie Homecoming 7 years ago

    Every Man makes a mistake in his life!
    Every Nation can also make a mistake!
    You were all tricked and deceived in 1980 into thinking and believing the Rhodesians were your enemy!- But you have all suffered for 35 years, because of this mistake.
    Only an Independent Matabeleland,- a New Rhodesia,can very fast correct the 35 years, of misery and suffering.
    The Matabele is a strong and powerful Nation,- So call on your Brothers and Sisters, in South Africa, 3 million of them to return, and declare Independence now!- Beitbridge to Bulawayo, is enough. You will have control of the Railways, and the Main Road, from South Africa. That is where all the investment will come from. To re-start the Factories, New Businesses, and the repair of all the facilities used by the People. It would take only a year for all to see the big changes going ahead!
    Only a Parliament of Black and White Rhodesians, working as Brothers for the good of all can work, and will work!- to bring in the stability and investment, an Independent Matabeleland must have.
    It is your decision, for your Families, and your Children, to declare an Independent Matabeleland now! Only you can do it!

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    Fundani Moyo 7 years ago

    Just shows how small-minded these Zanoids are! The grand plan was to beat the Bulawayo people into submission by impoverishing it through Gugurahunde and de-industrialization. The people of Bulawayo called ZPF s bluff and have proved how resilient they are. Vote for ZAPU Bulawayo and stand your ground. They destroyed Bulawayo industries, now they cannot even sustain industries in any other city in the country!

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    Mubali 7 years ago

    Zanu isitihiyile we will never ever support baloyi. We dont vote for BABOONS

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    Malcolm 7 years ago

    It has always been like this. must stem from Mzilikazi’s first warriors who entered the country around 1864. Different languagecustoms etc Even during the liberation war I was in an Army
    unit that came acroos gunfire one day– no other White troops in the area– could only be Zanla– and Zipra. They were fighting each other. Our orders were to let them get on with it.
    During the mid 1980’s onwards as a salesman for a large electrical and lighting company– we could no longer secure orders for any projects in Matabeleland– all had to come from our Harare office. We were cut-off. Conclusion:- Matabeleland is not part of Zimbabwe from governments point of view.

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    Moses 7 years ago

    If we are not part of Zimbabwe, our natural direction should be Pretoria!!! It would only take six months to re industrialize again and have a proper future for our children.

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    Mlimo 7 years ago

    Mugabe sold Bulawayo to the Chinese hasn’t figured out who to sell the rest to. That’s why he’s flying all over they place to find the highest bidder. Devil is right up there bidding for the rest of the souls in Zimbabwe. Just keep voting zanupf.

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    Ndaba 7 years ago

    Thats why kuthiwa Matebeleland si ryt sisodwa nje ngaphandle kwe Zanu vele akukho eyake yakwenzela abantu ngaphandle kokubulala kuphela