via Zanu PF to reclaim lost seats: Midzi December 4, 2013 by Everson Mushava
NEWLY-ELECTED Zanu PF Harare provincial chairman Amos Midzi says he will work tirelessly to ensure that Zanu PF reclaims all the parliamentary seats it lost to the MDC-T in the July 31 polls.
Midzi, who trounced Mt Pleasant MP Jaison Passade by over 2 500 votes to retain the party’s provincial chairmanship in Zanu PF elections held over the weekend, told NewsDay yesterday that his executive’s new thrust was service delivery.
“We want to emphasise on service delivery and work with government so that it creates opportunities for people to advance themselves,” Midzi said.
“We want to consolidate the ground that has been gained in reclaiming the seats we lost to the MDC-T in 2008 and continue to gain ground.”
Harare has for the past decade suffered from an acute crisis in the delivery of services such as clean water, sanitation facilitates and electricity.
In 2008, over 4 000 people succumbed to a cholera outbreak with the capital city’s Budiriro suburb being the epicentre of the epidemic.
The collapse of service delivery resulted in Zanu PF getting only one parliamentary seat in Harare in the 2008 general elections. The party, however, marginally regained lost ground and garnered five parliamentary seats in the July elections.
Midzi said: “We were successful in galvanising the support to come and encourage people to come and vote for the party. We want to continue to count on that support.”
“We continue to work for the strengthening of the party and that everyone who wants to participate meaningfully will be given a chance. Credit should be given to the people of Harare for recognising the value Zanu PF as a party will bring to the people. Our aim as Zanu PF is to take all the seats in Harare in the next elections.”