Opposition Slept On Duty For 5 Years, Demos Will Not Change Anything: Linda Masarira

National secretary for information and publicity for the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T faction, Linda Masarira told journalists that the opposition slept on duty in Parliament instead of working on reforming the Electoral Act and attending to issues they are now raising ahead of elections.

Masarira acknowledged that Zanu-PF had a majority in Parliament following the dismissal of legislators by MDC-T. She also said street demonstrations would not change anything. Said Masarira:


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It is a clear position that the opposition slept on duty. We cannot try and protect ourselves because of the (predicament) we find ourselves in. From 2013 to 2018, honestly these issues to do with electoral reforms were supposed have been dealt with but the friction and the splits in the opposition actually caused us to be in the state we are in right now. When MPs were fired in 2015 it actually reduced the number of opposition representation in Parliament. That is why we still find ourselves in this state where we have failed to have electoral reforms because we did not have that vote in Parliament.

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Linda MasariraThokozani KhupeZanu-PF

Linda Masarira is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of a party she founded in April 2019, the Labour, Economists and African Democrats party (LEAD). Masarira is the former spokesperson for the MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe a party from which she was fired... Read More About Linda Masarira

Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and acting President of the Movement for Democratic Change- Tsvangirai. She challenged MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe contested for Presidency in the 2018 national elections... Read More About Thokozani Khupe

Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) is a liberation war movement/party that has been ruling Zimbabwe since the country attained its independence in 1980. The party's main agenda was to liberate the country from the bondage of settler regime led by Ian... Read More About Zanu-PF

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