Chipinge South candidates pledge to uphold peace during elections


ASPIRING parliamentary candidates for Chipinge South Constituency in the August 2023 elections have shown maturity by preaching and pledging to uphold peace as Zimbabwe counts down to voting.

The candidates gave the assurance during a dialogue that was organised by Platform for Youth and Community Development (PYCD) in partnership with Media Centre has afforded candidates to interface with the media.

At the dialogue that was moderated by PYCD Director Claris Madhuku, all the present candidates who included the incumbent Honourable Enock Porusingazi of ZANU (PF), Takawira Mupakati of National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), Nelson Sithole of the Democratic Union of Zimbabwe (DUZ) and Army Maunde who stands as an independent.

PYCD Gender and Wellness Officer, Cynthia Gwenzi, thanked all the aspiring parliamentary candidates for pledging peace.

“As PYCD, we were honoured to host Chipinge South aspiring candidates and I am humbled by their peace pledge. Violence disrupts development and women are the most affected.

“Let’s all uphold peace, peace begins with me, peace begins with us. As PYCD we will remain a watchdog to ensure that you and your supporters safeguard the peace pledge,” she said.

Chipinge South Constituency WhatsApp groups have been awash with messages and audio of alleged voter intimidation cases.

Chipinge South Constituency has six male parliamentary aspiring candidates.

The peace pledge shall safeguardand a voting population of over 24,000 registered voters for the August 23 elections.

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