The MDC led by Welshman Ncube has excluded legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga from its list of party candidates to contest in the forthcoming harmonised elections.
In an interview with The Chronicle yesterday, MDC spokesman Mr Kurauone Chihwayi said Misihairabwi-Mushonga had not applied for consideration together with the other three sitting MPs. Said Chihwayi:
Honourable Misihairabwi is not on the list because she did not apply as far as we are concerned. The former secretary general is not on the list because she did not apply just like the other three sitting legislators. We don’t have permanent seats or special treatment for anyone. The MDC does not have a different approach for some individuals or sitting Members of Parliament.
In a Facebook post, Misihairabwi-Mushonga reacted to positively her exclusion and wished the selected candidates well. She also thanked the party for giving her the chance to be part of the Government of National Unity (GNU) and the Constitution making process. Misihairaibwi-Mushonga has openly come out in support of Thokozani Khupe.
Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga is a Zimbabwean politician and Proportional Representation legislator for Matabeleland South. She is also a human rights activist and an ardent feminist.Lands, She is the current Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Chairwoman on Women and Youth Affairs. Read More About Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga
The Government of National Unity was a coalition government between the three major political parties in Zimbabwe formed on 13 February 2009 after the signing of the Global Political Agreement. Read More About Government of National Unity
Welshman Ncube is a Zimbabwean lawyer and politician who led a new Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) faction after the split of the initial MDC party in 2005. Read More About Welshman Ncube