By News Editor
Four bigwigs from the Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance have expressed interest to represent Kwekwe Central Constituency in the coming by elections The Midlands Observer reports.
The four are Admore Marongwe, former cabinet Minister Dr Henry Madzorera, former MP Blessing Chebundo and Midlands Provincial Youth executive Judith Tobaiwa.
The by elections were necessitated by the death of Kwekwe Central MP Masango Matambanadzo who passed on in August after an illness from suspected poisoning.
MDC Alliance Midlands provincial spokesperson Takavafira Zhou said the party has received CVs from the four big wigs.
“Admore Marongwe former Kwekwe Central District Chair, Dr Henry Madzorera, Blessing Chebundo & Judith Tobaiwa have submitted their CVs to our Provincial Leadership showing interest to represent the Party in the by-election,” Zhou said.
Sources told this publication that the candidates have already started canvassing for support within party structures ahead of the party’s internal polls. However, the candidates told The Midlands Observer that they are still awaiting the party’s directives.
Zhou said the party’s chances of retaining the seat are very high.
“The chances are very high and we are confident that its a constituency that MDCA must never fail to win,” he said. He added that the governing party has not done much to improve the livelihoods of Zimbweans. “Above all there is nothing Zanu pf has done to improve the livelihoods of Zimbweans that are sinking deeper and deeper into poverty and misery,” he said.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said by elections are set to be held by December 5.
Meanwhile, in Zanu PF two distinct camps have since arisen ahead of the party’s primary polls.
One camp is pitting losing 2018 parliamentary candidate Kandross Mugabe who is insisting that he is the party’s shadow MP.
While on the other hand youthful Energy Ncube has also expressed interest to represent the governing party.
So fierce is the battle to represent the governing party that the situation is tense between these two camps.