Zanu PF is reportedly fretting over the Nelson Chamisa-led Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) rural mobilization campaign as the ruling party’s Provincial Coordinating Committees (PCCs) are now tasked with countering the opposition party’s strategy.
Rural areas have traditionally been Zanu PF strongholds, but after a strong performance in March’s by-elections, the opposition is trying to gain a foothold to turn the tide.
Zanu PF Masvingo provincial leader Robson Mavhenyengwa was quoted by NewsDay acknowledging that the opposition’s rural mobilization program had shaken the ruling party.
“We cannot continue to sit on our laurels anymore. It is time to work hard because CCC is now everywhere. They are campaigning door-to-door in rural areas. They are coming to our strongholds and we cannot leave them to do what they please. We need strategies to counter them,” said Mavhenyengwa.
CCC’s acting secretary for rural mobilization, Happymore Chidziva revealed that the party recently launched the rural mobilization exercise called Mugwazo, which the party believes will be a game-changer as the country heads towards elections in 2023.