Zanu-PF, MDC battle for Zaka East

Zanu-PF, MDC battle for Zaka East
Published: 17 September 2019 (205 Views)
ZANU-PF and MDC will battle it out for the vacant Zaka East parliamentary seat at the weekend by-election.

Zanu-PF candidate Clemence  Chiduwa would square off with MDC's  Derick Charamba, Clemence Chavarika of the National Constitutional Assembly and  Lazarus Mubango of FreeZim Congress.

The main contenders for the constituency are Chiduwa and Charamba.

The Zaka parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of Zanu-PF MP, Caston Gumbwanda, in June.
Chiduwa told the Daily News yesterday that he was confident that the ruling party would retain the seat.

"We have prepared for this election and I am ready to represent my party.

"I am going to address a number of challenges if I win the election. I promise that I am not going to fail the people of Zaka if elected," said Chiduwa.

"We have some families which are still using riverbed shallow wells as sources of drinking water.

"There is need for targeted water and sanitation in Zaka East. I also want to address shortage of teachers housing and poor public transport system.

"Zaka East is a drought prone constituency. There should be full utilisation of Mabvute and Manjirenji dams. Access to water will allow communities to venture into high value crops for export like chillies.

"There is need to mobilise assistance for students and pupils who are in primary and secondary schools who are being discriminated and stigmatised for being HIV positive."
MDC Masvingo Province organising secretary Bornface Mudzingwa said his party was optimistic it would win the by-election.

"We are ready to win this seat. The playing ground is, however, uneven. Zanu-PF continues to use food aid so that people will vote for them," Mudzingwa said.

"People know that Zanu-PF has caused their suffering. In rural area people are dropping out of school because life has become difficult for parents. So we are saying that people must not vote for this evil party.

- dailynews

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