SENIOR Chief Nzamane says politicians will not succeed to lie to the villagers anymore because people in rural areas have become exposed enough.
And PF Luangeni parliamentary candidate Charles Zulu says he is thankful to all traditional leaders in the constituency for the massive support he received during his previous term of office as area member of parliament.
Speaking when Zulu paid a courtesy call on him on Sunday, chief Nzamane said politicians should realise that planning and being consistent with what they promise the people was important.
“These days, here in villages, you cannot cheat people, nobody will be cheated…” chief Nzamane said.
He recalled that even though Zulu was not adopted by the MMD in 2011, he won as an independent candidate.
“Generally, you work for the people and you have to woo the resources together and sit down together to look at the priorities. I would like to thank you because I think you heard that we were criticising you but by the end of the day, you come from here, you are one of us and for me, this is the right thing you have done to visit the very people who were criticising you and ask them to forgive you,” chief Nzamae said.
He said the chiefs would not relent in calling on Zulu whenever there were issues that needed to be addressed.
Chief Nzamane urged Zulu to continue with his campaigns but that he should also notify traditional leaders about his meetings.
And Zulu said a number of things still needed to be done in Luangeni despite many developmental projects done in the constituency.
“I want to thank you for looking after me. Otherwise, like I have already said, I can’t manage to do everything at once. If I go through, I will continue working with you the traditional leadership. I am your child and I will remain your child. If I went wrong in one way or the other, you know as a human being I can make a mistake in what I say or the way I do things. I ask for forgiveness,” said Zulu, who promised to work on the police post and the completion of the high school in Chikando ward once re-elected on August 11.