Opposition MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa has criticised the government for banning the holding of by-elections saying they will not tolerate the move.
His remarks come after Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who is also the Minister of Health had amended the COVID-19 regulations Act to ban all by-elections citing the coronavirus pandemic.
We have people who are in government out of a criminal conduct and fraud and they can only continue to be in government through fraud. Their foundation and framework is fraudulent and we cannot allow that to continue.
The ban came ahead of by-elections to replace councillors and legislators mainly from MDC Alliance who were recently recalled by the interim MDC-T leadership for their continued allegiance to Chamisa.
The by-elections were scheduled for December.
Chamisa’s remarks resonate with those of the former deputy minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Godfrey Gandawa who observed that the move was a political one that has nothing to do with the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the ruling ZANU PF over the weekend held its primary elections to elect representatives in the December by-elections.