Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Acting Chief Elections Officer Mr Utoile Silaigwana confirmed to The Sunday Mail that Thokozani Khupe had notified the electoral body that she will contest in the 2018 polls as the presidential candidate for MDC.
In a letter dated March 20, 2018, Khupe referred to herself as the party’s acting president and said the MDC will contest in local, parliamentary and presidential elections. The letter reads:
This letter serves to notify and inform you that the Movement for Democratic Change, under the leadership of Dr Thokozani Khupe, shall be contesting and participating in local, parliamentary and presidential elections as they may constitutionally occur.
We, accordingly, request that you extend your invitation to participate in meetings and programmes for political parties which the commission periodically convenes.
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