Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has tipped South Africa’s ruling ANC to win the May 8 general elections and maintain its stranglehold on the country’s politics.

ZANU-PF secretary for information and publicity, who is part of the party’s delegation to observe the elections, said the ANC was poised for victory.


The two parties enjoy cordial relations as former liberation movements which led their countries to independence.

Former finance minister and party secretary for finance Patrick Chinamasa is leading the 11-member ZANU-PF delegation which also attended an ANC campaign rally at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, on Sunday.

“The ANC could be heading for a victory and the rally was a huge success, sending a clear message of dominance. The atmosphere around is calm and peaceful,” Moyo told the State-controlled Herald newspaper.

ZANU-PF deputy secretary for youth affairs Lewis Matutu also commended the ANC youth league for their mobilization efforts.

“The ANC youth league has done a lot of mobilization for the party and they are in control of their structures from top to bottom,” Matutu said.

Incumbent President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the ANC in tomorrow’s elections against his main challenger Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance seeking to retain the party’s majority status and get a full term in office after assuming office in February 2018 following the recalling of former President Jacob Zuma.

Opinion polls show that the ruling ANC will win with approximately 60 percent of the vote. Enditem


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