MDC Opens Up To Contest Seat Previously Reserved For Tsvangirai Family

The MDC led by Nelson Chamisa said that it will open the Glen View South constituency to contest following the death of sitting MP, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java who was a daughter to founding part President Morgan Tsvangirai.

This was confirmed to New by MDC secretary-general Chalton Hwende on Thursday. Said Hwende:

We will soon be calling for a primary election and that seat is not reserved but open for contestation by any of our members who meet the minimum requirements to stand as a Member of Parliament.

Before the 2018 harmonised elections, Chamisa deliberately reserved Glen View South constituency in Harare to Tsvangirai’s daughter.

Reports have suggested that former MP for the constituency, Paul Madzore is in the driving seat to win the primary vote.

Contacted for comment by the publication, Madzore did not give anything away. He said:

I will wait to hear what the people of Glen View want. I will respect their position

Remember, I had totally put all my weight behind our late Honourable Vimbai to see her succeed in executing her mandate and this was really not in my mind at all.

I will however consult but not campaign. I feel the people of this constituency deserve a person they freely elect or choose. So if I am invited, yes it’s the home I know best.

It is thought that Harare councillor Tonderai Chakaredza, party district chairperson Wilbert Mubonderi and district secretary Joshua Pedzisayi will challenge Madzore in the anticipated primary election.

More: New Zimbabwe

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