ANC asks Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu PF to help with election campaign

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF party has been invited by its ally, South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), to participate in the ANC’s final election campaigns ahead of the national vote scheduled for May 29.

ANC turns to ZANU pf for election campaign

According to Zimbabwe’s state media, Zanu PF secretary-general Obert Mpofu confirmed that the party, which has governed Zimbabwe since its independence from British colonial rule in 1980, has been invited to join the ANC’s campaign efforts.

The alliance between the two parties, rooted in shared history and mutual support, is expected to strengthen their relationship and amplify their joint commitment to regional solidarity and anti-imperialism.

While the collaboration may benefit the ANC by showcasing strong cross-border alliances, it may also raise questions about the impact of Zanu PF’s involvement on South African politics and diplomatic relations. Observers will be watching to see how this partnership affects the ANC’s campaign and the upcoming election.

“We have been in touch with the South African ruling party. What is happening there is an internal issue which we are closely monitoring. I cannot rule out the fact that we can go and assist if they need assistance from us,” Mpofu was quoted as saying in the State-run The Herald newspaper which is widely read in the neighbouring country.

“There are pressing issues that need to be addressed by South Africans on the political developments taking place there.”

In an interview with a Harare-based publication, Zanu PF secretary-general Obert Mpofu expressed the party’s hope that the elections in South Africa will adhere to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) rules and protocols on elections.

“We wish them the best in their efforts to conduct their elections,” Mpofu was quoted by The Herald.


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