The national spokesperson of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), Fadzayi Mahere, has said her party was performing above many people’s expectations.
In reference to the CCC, Mahere said, “The new baby is 11 months old” but performed “well” in by-elections held in the country so far. She added:
It won the lion’s share of this year’s by-elections despite violence, intimidation, banning of rallies, persecution of members, unlawful arrests, deprivation of resources & sponsored attacks. How many likes for the new CCC baby yatambudza Zanu?
They dug a political grave for us. We emerged stronger. They fell into the grave themselves.
CURRENT BY-ELECTION SCORECARD:
@CCCZimbabwe – 61% @ZANUPF_Official – 39% 2022 is a sign of what’s to come next year. We want to win an even bigger chunk of the pie in 2023! The citizens will win BIG!
Even @ZECzim knows that @CCCZimbabwe is a new baby born on 24 January 2022. They, like the people, know that @CCCZimbabwe is not the MDC Alliance. @ZANUPF_Official is panicking to the point of denying the obvious! #NewYellowBaby
Munoti “childish” but you deploy so much time, energy, state institutions, political violence, vote buying, money, rally bans, paid twitter trolls & hired ex-members to try & fight it. The truth is chakutambudzai. Chinhu chevanhu!
Zvikambonzi hamuna structure zvozonzi muriMDC.
In response to Mahere’s remarks, self-exiled former minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo cited Pedzisai Ruhanya who had earlier said CCC has a huge task ahead of the 2023 elections. He said:
It is childish for a by-election loser to claim, “chakutambudzai chinhu chevanhu”. Atambudzwa nekuhwina ma by-elections ndiani!? By-election results have your worried backers thinking: “the opposition (CCC) has a lot of ground to cover with only 6 months to go”.
Commenting on the by-elections results, Pedzisai Ruhanya, a Zimbabwean academic, journalist, and political commentator said:
Weekend by-election results can’t be used to determine @nelsonchamisa presidential election performance in 2023. Besides the fact that in research one can’t use an outlier to make a broad generalization, contemporary data reveals that from MDC to CCC, the President does better.
ZANU PF won three out of the five posts that were up for grabs on Saturday.