The opposition MDC led by Nelson Chamisa has attributed its poor performance in recently held rural by-elections to a number of variables including the absence of sound party structures in the areas.
Speaking to the News Day following the defeat at the hands of the ruling ZANU PF in recently held by-elections in Tsholotsho Rural District Council wards 16 and 20, and Hwedza Rural District Council ward 4, party spokesperson, Daniel Molokele said:
We don’t have structures in the area, no, not yet. In line with our recent congress resolution, we will be setting up polling station-based branches there soon.
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Rural areas have been ZANU PF’s hunting grounds and the MDC has so far failed to find strategies to penetrate the rural electorate.
Meanwhile, Molokele says that the by-elections were a learning curve and the party has now learnt what it needs to do to win the rural vote.
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