Vendors will not intimidate, blackmail Zanu-PF, says Kasukuwere

Vendors will not intimidate, blackmail Zanu-PF, says Kasukuwere
Published: 16 July 2015 (756 Views)
Saviour Kasukuwere Zanu-PF national commissar and Local government minister has hit back at vendors who have threatened to de-campaign the ruling party ahead of the 2018 elections.

He said his party did not thrive on chaos and would not be blackmailed or intimidated.

"So you think our party wins because of chaos? We don't thrive on chaos. We must not be blackmailed. You can't allow someone to take fish from Mukuvisi [River] and start selling it to you or else they won't vote. We don't want that kind of blackmail," Kasukuwere said responding to a question as to whether the party would lose sleep over the threats.

"We don't thrive on disorder, never."

Kasukuwere's response came after vendors demonstrated last week threatening not to vote for Zanu-PF in 2018, accusing the party of forcing them out of the central business district.

The placard-waving vendors said Zanu-PF was insincere and fighting the same people who voted them into power in 2013.

They accused Zanu-PF of failing to provide the 2,2 million jobs promised ahead of the 2013 elections which the party won resoundingly.

Kasukuwere said the Zanu-PF government was doing all it could to ensure there no chaos in Harare, vowing the ruling party would not accept blackmail votes.

- newsday

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