Local Government Minister July Moyo has urged ZANU PF supporters to vote in peace in upcoming internal elections whilst keeping their gaze on the 2023 general elections.
Moyo, who is one of the most senior ZANU PF politicians in Midlands Province, also called on party supporters to defend the country by voting for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2023.
Moyo was speaking at the burial of State Security Minister Owen Ncube’s sister Letwin who died in Kwekwe last week. He said:
As we go into the polls I would like to urge you to vote in peace. As a party, we are faced with internal democratic elections. Let’s vote in peace not losing sight of the major goal of 2023 elections.
However, through the coming 2023 elections, we have to rise and defend our country. We defend our country by voting for President Mnangagwa who is our presidential candidate for the elections.
Moyo said the Ncube family had a well-known history in ZANU PF which dates back to 1980 when Zimbabwe won independence from the United Kingdom.
The late Letwin was also mother to ZANU PF Kwekwe Central parliamentary aspirant Energy (Dhala) Ncube. Said Moyo:
The family of Minister Ncube has a known political history within the governing ZANU PF party dating back to before 1980.
It is a family which held various local leadership positions within the party including the now deceased (Letwin).
Moyo said Owen Ncube, nicknamed Mudha, was well known by members of the Joint Operations Command (JOC) in Midlands.
JOC is a body comprising of senior officials from the Zimbabwe National Army, Air Force of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services and Central Intelligence Organisation which is responsible for the coordination of state security in Zimbabwe.