ZANU PF Councillor for Chiredzi Ward 16, Emmanuel Nyathi has died. Nyathi died on Sunday on his way to Collin Saunders Hospital in Triangle on Sunday.
His death was announced by Chiredzi Rural District Council chairperson, Edward Matsilele who told News Day that Nyathi Nyathi has been unwell for some time. He said:
We have lost a dear friend, a brother and a father. As you know we held our last full council meeting while he was in Harare where he was seeking treatment.
As council, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the Nyathi family and the people of Ward 16.
His departure means that Chiredzi will have another by-election after it held another one in November last year following the resignation of Andrew Ndebele (Zanu PF), who was voted for in the July 2018 harmonised elections.
Ndebele resigned in June last year due to poor health and the seat was evemtually won by Zanu PF’s Arnold Rukanda who defeated John Mazhata (MDC Alliance) in a by-election.
MDC has been struggling to penetrate the rural vote with analysts saying that the party will not dislodge ZANU PF as long as it does not have the support of the rural electorate.
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