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    We will match Zanu PF rigging - Mavhaire


    – Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) national co-ordinator  Dzikamai Mavhaire has said that Zanu PF has survived several national elections through rigging but warned that in ZPF will meet the ruling party will meet its match.
    Mavhaire said this when he addressed all structures of ZPF people at Nesbitt Hotel in Chiredzi on Saturday.
    Mavhaire specifically pointed out to the 2008 elections which he said were won by Tsvangirai but were lost to Zanu PF because of the party's rigging.
    He however, added that there were other elections which Zanu PF won through rigging but did not mention which ones.
    "Let it be known that Zanu PF our former party are masters of rigging. In 2008 they rigged. Even though Mugabe conceded defeat, he went on to  retain the reins of power. Tsvangirai was not supposed to go to Botswana after winning those elections, he should instead have pronounced victory and nothing was going to happen to him.
    "As People First we will match Zanu PF in 2018 and I urge you to go and vote in numbers so that rigging becomes impossible. Tsvangirai won 2008 elections and Mugabe had conceded defeat before the elections were rigged in favour of Zanu PF," said Mavhaire.
    Mavhaire castigated Zanu PF for blaming sanctions on the poor performance of the economy. He said that Government should instead blame its bad policies.
    The failed policies, he said were to blame for the closure of Cold Storage Commission as well as reduction in farm outputs due to an ill-conceived land reform programme.
    "There is no need to blame sanctions, the biggest sanctions are failed policies and failed policies caused the closure of CSC and many of the big companies as well as the reduction of output from farms. We are the ones who reduced tonnage of sugarcane because we took all the farms from those who were able to do it properly" said Mavhaire.
    Former Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister and Coordinator of People First, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti urged members of the security forces not to side with Zanu PF because they (security forces) are also wallowing in poverty. He said the Smith regime was better than Zanu PF and praised Tsvangirai for standing against Mugabe for so long.
    "I urge members of the security forces not to be used by Zanu PF because you are also living under these harsh conditions. Smith was better than Mugabe but he was also on sanctions. Whites did not impose sanctions for nothing, they wanted democracy and they support democratic institutions that`s why they fund Tsvangirai but at the end of the day Zanu PF attacks him as a puppet but we praise him for standing up against this regime. local news

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