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Zanu PF elections: What they said
Nehanda Radio
December 01, 2013

“Cde (Joice) Mujuru’s biggest challenge will be to ensure that she is still alive by the time they have their congress next year otherwise the presidency is now in her handbag.” Chalton Hwende, MDC-T National Executive Member.

“It does not matter whether the elections were chaotic or not. What is important is that Mother [Mujuru] is now as good as the next President.” A loyalist to Vice President Joice Mujuru being quoted by a local weekly newspaper.

“What the politburo agreed was disregarded. They are in charge of the whole process and created their own registers in order to disenfranchise rival supporters,” Zanu-PF member of a faction calling itself Mugabe Five Year Team.

“There is maximum co-operation from CIO and police.” Dzikamai Mavhaire (Energy Minister on the Central Intelligence Organisation, Police, District Administrator’s office and war veterans being roped in to facilitate the voting process.

“It’s a disaster because people were not able to exercise their democratic right to choose their preferred candidates,” Sanyati senator, Blessing Runesu Geza, who was contesting the Mashonaland West provincial chairpersonship.

“I do not know who tampered with the voters roll in Harare.” Killian Sibanda, who was contesting elections in Bulawayo.

“What incidences are you talking about? The elections have gone according to plan and we have not received any reports of disturbances.” Zanu-PF party secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa.

“We are on course and I am going to win. The elections are going on well and we should have all results in Harare by end of day today.” Zanu-PF Harare provincial chairman, Amos Midzi.

“We are making the necessary arrangements so that everyone who has a right to vote will do so. I have not received any reports of problems so far.” Zanu-PF Harare provincial chairman, Amos Midzi.

“Zanu-PF is the only democratic party in Zimbabwe capable of holding democratic elections. There will be no problems and I can assure you of that.” Zanu-PF activist Gabriel Chaibva.

“I do not accept the results because there were a lot of irregularities in the election process, for example there are some party structures in areas such as Gutu and Bikita that were arbitrarily disbanded, meaning that some people who were supposed to vote ended up not voting.” Losing candidate for the chairmanship in Masvingo, Ailes Baloyi.

“Yes, there were problems here and there in the election process, but the problems did not have any impact on the outcome of the elections. There may have been arguments, but we managed to overcome the problems and successfully conducted the elections,” Nicholas Goche (MP) and Zanu-PF Team Leader

“I am aware that some inconveniences could have been caused by inadequate provision of transport, late arrival of ballot papers and inaccuracies in some registers. Corrective measures were promptly taken where applicable. I commend the team leaders for taking such responsibility.” Zanu-PF National Chairman Simon Khaya Moyo.

“So far there is no official complaint and I hope those who lost will accept the results and cooperate with the winners for the development of the party,” he said. David Parirenyatwa, who supervised the Matabeleland South elections

“The voter registers that were used in the elections were not the correct ones, they were tempered with and, therefore, I do not accept the outcome and I will soon be writing a letter to the national party leadership expressing why these results should not stand.’’ Losing candidate for the chairmanship in Masvingo, Ailes Baloyi.

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