Pressure group, Zimbabwe Yadzoka/Mayibuye iZimbabwe has launched a door to door campaign to mobilize citizens to register and vote in the upcoming watershed 2018 elections.
The campaign was launched in Mutare, Manicaland province on Monday.
Zimbabwe Yadzoka/Mayibuye iZimbabwe leader, Dr. Victor Chimhutu said that after the Mutare launch, the campaign will spread to other areas in the country’s 10 provinces.
Chimhutu said the mobilization strategy was also aimed at addressing voter apathy as well as encouraging first time voters to register to vote.
“We launched the campaign in Mutare and we expect this to be a nationwide campaign that will seek to mobilize people to register and vote in 2018. This is part of the movement’s aggressive mobilization strategy as we approach the much anticipated voter registration exercise,” said Chimhutu.
Zimbabwe Yadzoka/Mayibuye iZimbabwe was launched in August 2016 and aims at mobilizing the rural voters to vote for democratic change in the country.
The movement has also engaged Zimbabweans living in the diaspora to assist in deposing Zimbabwe’s nonagenarian leader, Robert Mugabe from power.
“Zimbabwe Yadzoka will not leave any stone unturned in pursuing the freedom of the people of Zimbabwe. Door to door mobilization strategies are part of our wider strategies that we will employ in mobilizing Zimbabweans against Robert Mugabe’s dictatorship,” said Chimhutu.
Zimbabwe has held a series of collaborative platforms aimed at bringing people from diverse political backgrounds together.
Chimhutu said Zimbabwe Yadzoka/Mayibuye iZimbabwe will continue to push for a coalition of opposition forces.
He said there was need for a united front to push President Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF) out of power.
“For us as Zimbabwe Yadzoka, unity of purpose among opposition forces is critical. We will continue to push for a coalition of opposition forces and this is the message that we have been telling people that they need to push their leaders to unite against Mugabe and Zanu (PF),” said Chimhutu.