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Sibanda defends campaign


ESIGODINI — Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association leader Jabulani Sibanda has vowed to take his campaign for Zanu PF to all the country’s 10 provinces despite protests by other political parties that he is promoting violence.

Sibanda, who is currently in Hurungwe, Mashonaland West Province, said his “revolutionary programme” was aimed at defending the country’s sovereignity.
“So far I have met over eight million people,” he claimed.

“The revolutionary programme is continuing and at the moment I am in Hurungwe. I will go around all areas in the country.”

Sibanda has been accused of harassing and intimidating opposition party supporters since the launch of his campaign two years ago in Masvingo.

But he denied the charge, saying: “It is a programme to defend the country’s sovereignty, and ensure quality development of people’s lives.
“You will notice that a large chunk of the country’s resources are currently controlled from outside by foreigners.

“These programmes are aimed at making people take control of their resources.”

He also said he was not yet campaigning for President Robert Mugabe as he was just meeting people in different provinces.

“This programme has been going on for the past two years,” Sibanda said.

“We have been to Manicaland and Masvingo meeting parents in order to enlighten them of their role in the party.”

Last year, Sibanda was in Masvingo for several months where he was eventually allegedly kicked out by the Zanu PF provincial leadership who accused him of undermining the party in the province because of his unorthodox campaign methods.

Late last year, Sibanda was in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North, where villagers also accused him of harassing them.

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