The Vapostori claims of a landslide victory for the ruling Zanu-PF party in the forthcoming harmonised elections have been disputed by many. The Vapostori4ED national spokesperson, Madzibaba Obey Mapuranga, stated that all members of the apostolic sects are rallying behind President Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF, pledging 2.3 million votes for the party. However, many have raised concerns about the validity of these claims.

Opposition parties have criticized the Vapostori’s statement, stating that it is an attempt to manipulate the elections. Some have also questioned the accuracy of the numbers given by Madzibaba Mapuranga, arguing that the Vapostori do not represent the entire apostolic sects and that it is impossible to guarantee such a large number of votes.

In response to these claims, Vapostori representatives have emphasized that their support for Zanu-PF is based on the party’s commitment to protecting their religious freedom. They have also highlighted the importance of recognizing the sacrifices made by Zanu-PF during the liberation struggle.

Many have noted that the role of religion in politics can be problematic, particularly when it involves influencing election outcomes. Zimbabwe has a history of religious leaders taking sides in politics, often leading to divisions and conflicts within the communities.

It remains to be seen how much influence the Vapostori will have on the upcoming elections, and whether their support for Zanu-PF will translate into a significant increase in votes for the party. Regardless, it is essential to ensure that the election process is fair and transparent, with every citizen’s right to vote respected and protected.

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