CCC has expressed confidence in winning the Gokwe-Kabuyuni National Assembly Constituency in the upcoming by-election scheduled for 27 August.
The by-election will be a two-horse race pitting CCC’s Costin Muguti and ZANU PF’s Spencer Tshuma.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Leonard Chikomba (ZANU PF) who died in a road accident on 28 May 2022.
Muguti is a former Gokwe-Kabuyuni member of parliament (MP) who won the seat in 2008 after garnering 7 234 votes against Chikomba’s 7 156 before losing it to the latter in 2013.
CCC interim Provincial Chairperson Josiah Makombe said Muguti will reclaim the seat after ZANU PF failed to improve the livelihoods of people. He said:
The chances of the CCC winning the coming by-elections are very high. Since 2018 our people have been working tirelessly in that constituency.
ZANU PF government has failed to deliver and ZANU PF has indeed let down the people of Kabuyuni.
If one is to look at the state of roads in Gokwe Kabuyuni it’s very sad. The constituency does not only have poor roads, but it is among the constituencies which have the worst roads in the country.
Poor infrastructure is also manifest in the bridges and other amenities.
There are perennial challenges of clean water in Gokwe Kabuyuni, access to clean water is a challenge.
These are some of the issues which people in Gokwe Kabuyuni have been trying to knock some senses in their late legislator but to no avail.
You do not see ZANU PF coming victorious in such a situation. We are very confident, come 27 August CCC is going to clinch that seat from ZANU PF.
CCC won Mbizo, Kwekwe Central and Mkoba but lost Gokwe Central and Mberengwa South in the 26 March by-elections.