BY NQOBANI NDLOVU
ZANU PF aligned preacher Obadiah Musindo says he is targeting to mobilise more than one million votes for President Emmerson Mnangagwa ahead of the 2023 harmonised elections through his Destiny for Afrika Network (Danet).
Zanu PF is targeting five million voters while the opposition MDC Alliance speaks of reaching six million voters in its on-going voter mobilisation drive.
Mnangagwa in Beitbridge last week expressed confidence that he will win the elections.
Msindo said his organisation plans to mobilise youth groups and the marginalised communities where it operates from through the provision of housing and empowerment projects and voter registration.
“We have launched a programme where all our beneficiaries must ensure that their families are registered voters,” he said.
“Voting is a civic duty that we are obliged to do and we must do so as patriotic Zimbabweans.
“Everyone must ensure that their kids are registered to vote and they must vote for Zanu PF starting with the forthcoming by-elections.”
Musindo said Danet was targeting virgin voters for 2023.
“If we look at the demographic distribution in Zimbabwe, young people are in cities and as the church, we are going there,” he said.
“Each parent should ensure that their children are registered voters and then they must vote for Zanu PF.”
Mnangagwa recently told party supporters in a mini-rally in Chimanimani that by-elections will be held in the first quarter of 2022.
There are 133 vacant seats in Parliament and Local Government following the recall of MDC Alliance legislators and councillors.