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Sakupwanya begs Mabvuku residents

by Staff reporter
01 Dec 2023 at 05:02hrs | Views
Scott Sakupwanya, the Zanu-PF candidate for Mabvuku Constituency, known for his association with gold-rich endeavors, is earnestly appealing to residents in the high-density suburb to reconsider their choice from the August elections and vote him into Parliament in the upcoming December by-elections.

In the previous General Elections, Sakupwanya lost the parliamentary ticket to Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), with a narrow margin of just over 3,600 votes. The December 9 by-election was necessitated by the withdrawal of Kufahakutizwi by self-proclaimed Interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu, citing the cessation of party membership.

Despite recent challenges, including the tragic murder of one of his supporters, Tapfumaneyi Masaya, allegedly by suspected Zanu-PF activists, Kufahakutizwi remains in the race against Sakupwanya.

Addressing the concerns raised about him, Sakupwanya stated, "Some say I am a thief, and I hear all this, but if I were one, why would I spend my time in all this? I love Mabvuku; I want Mabvuku to reach a certain level. What the opposition has failed to achieve, I want to achieve."

Expressing his vision for the constituency, Sakupwanya emphasized his commitment to improving sports facilities and addressing unemployment. He highlighted the establishment of a college in Mabvuku offering courses in welding, baking, driving, and chicken rearing, benefiting over 1,400 individuals.

Appealing for a chance to bring about positive change, Sakupwanya urged residents to assess his actions, stating, "These opposition MPs are people who are here just for the posts, not to change lives in our constituency."

Despite Mabvuku being predominantly an opposition stronghold, Sakupwanya's team faced disappointment in August following his loss. Noteworthy investments, such as adopting a major road, drilling numerous boreholes, providing free transport to and from the Harare Central Business District (CBD), and covering school fees for underprivileged pupils, were made by Sakupwanya in Mabvuku.

Source - newzimbabwe