NPF to choose Blackman replacement

By News Editor 

The National Patriotic Front (NPF) has said it is in the process of choosing a candidate to replace the much loved Kwekwe MP Masango Matambanadzo who passed on in August this year. 

Matambanadzo died at his Amaveni home following suspected poisoning claims. 

The MP who was in his second term was expelled from Zanu PF ahead of the 2018 general polls. 

Blackman as Matambanadzo was well known went on to join NPF a political outfit which had the backing of former President Robert Mugabe.

With much grassroots support Blackman went on to be elected the only NPF parliamentary candidate across the country. 

With by elections set for December 5 by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, NPF has said it is seized with the matter of choosing a suitable candidate to replace the much loved legislator who was loved across the political divide. 

In an interview NPF spokesperson Jealous Mawarire told this publication that NPF was seized with the issue. 

“We are in the process of looking for a suitable candidate,” he said. 

Mawarire added that the candidate must come from the people. 

“We are seized with that because we want a candidate from the people of Kwekwe Central, one of their own who understands their day-to-day lived realities, their aspirations, one who shares in their vision for the devopment of their constituency, in short, one of their own,” he said.

Meanwhile, political temperatures have reached fever pitch as aspiring candidates have been canvassing for support from the electorate.

In Zanu-PF two candidates Kandross Mugabe and Energy Ncube are going to square it off in the party’s internal polls set for this weekend. 

While in MDC four big wigs have since submitted thier CVs to the party. This includes Henry Madzorera, Judith Tobaiwa, Blessing Chebundo and Admore Marongwe. 

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