Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Simon Khaya Moyo has questioned MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s sanity after the opposition politician’s campaign urging voters to spoil ballot papers in the June 10 by-elections.Addressing Zanu-PF supporters at Jimila Business Centre in Tsholotsho as part of a series of campaign rallies for Tsholotsho North party candidate Professor Jonathan Moyo, Cde Khaya Moyo said Tsvangirai and his party were always going to lose in the polls.
The Zanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity said the by-election was an opportunity presented by God for the people of Tsholotsho North to get proper representation.
“God has his ways,” said Cde Khaya Moyo. “We didn’t know that we would be voting on June 10. We heard that some person came here and told the people not to go and vote and that they should go and spoil the votes. Is he normal?
“He wants people to wake up and queue all for the purpose of spoiling votes. They (MDC-T) know that even if they contested, they were going to lose so they started this futile campaign.”
Tsvangirai last Sunday took his “No reforms, no votes” campaign to Tsholotsho, but was snubbed by the people.
The beleaguered MDC-T leader addressed a small crowd of people mostly bussed from outside Tsholotsho.
He urged them to go and spoil ballot papers on June 10.
Cde Khaya Moyo also said the former legislator, Roselyn Nkomo, disappeared after being voted into Parliament.
“We want development and Prof Moyo is a development-oriented person,” he said.
“I was hearing now that he renovated Jimila Clinic, these are the kind of leaders we want.”
Cde Khaya Moyo narrated a story of a British MP who never contributed in Parliament for his entire term and the only words he uttered were when he asked a colleague to open a window.
“You can’t vote for a person who will only open their mouth asking someone to open a window,” he said. “We know that Prof Moyo won’t be saying open the window. He will follow up on projects for the development of the people. A leader should know how his people live.
“Stop listening to false promises from the opposition. Don’t vote for people you don’t know.”
Cde Khaya Moyo said he was in the area to thank the people of Tsholotsho in advance as he was confident that the party would win the by-election.
He said the job would not end with a win in the by-election as the party needed to work hard to ensure that it won back all seats in the 2018 elections.
“We must sweep everything and not leave anything for these opposition parties,” he said. “I want to commend you also for the good job you are doing in building structures. I heard that this ward has 40 cells, which is very commen- dable.”
After the rally, Cde Khaya Moyo briefly toured Jimila Clinic that was renovated by Prof Moyo.
Prof Moyo has also facilitated connection of electricity to the homesteads of Chief Mathuphula and Chief Tategulu.