MDC has cried foul over ZANU PF’s alleged vote-buying ahead of the Cowdray Park local government by-election slated for this Saturday.
This comes when Vice President Kembo Mohadi donated 60 tonnes of maize and 30 tonnes of rice to Cowdray Park residents at a rally last week.
MDC Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Felix Mafa aksed why the donation was only made to Cowdray Park. Said Mafa:
How can a party just want to give the people of Cowdray Park all that food because there is an election?… We strongly condemn this kind of behaviour by Zanu PF; its clear President (Emmerson) Mnangagwa has not broken with Mugabe’s past.
ZANU PF is being represented by local businessman Kidwell Mujuru while the MDC has fielded two candidates Collet Ndlovu and Nomagugu Mloyi after the party failed to resolve its internal conflicts.