Shameless political stunts African leaders use to win elections

June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm | News

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm | News

Over the weekend, social media and major media platforms were flooded with pictures of Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa queuing along with ordinary people to buy fried chicken at a fast food outlet in a town in the capital, Harare.

With just a month to the country’s general election, people were not enthused with the move to appear as a people’s president, seeing it more as an election stunt.

But he can’t be blamed, as, over the years, many African leaders have come up with some rather ridiculous means just to win favour with voters.

They do everything feasible, including devising various tactics just to woo electorates to get them to vote for them in upcoming elections.

Here are some of their election gimmicks:

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