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Chamisa faces possible revolt

by Staff reporter
17 Apr 2018 at 12:27hrs | Views
Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa could face resistance in Masvingo over candidates from his MDC Alliance partners as provincial chair James Gumbi told him at a rally at Nyika that they will not allow constituencies in Bikita to be contested by candidates from their partners, the Insider reported.

"The Alliance document has a clause to the effect that the party most popular in a specific constituency will provide candidates. I made a declaration in front of the late Tsvangirai that some of the constituencies which we are emotionally connected to will not be challenged by our Alliance partners," Gumbi said according to the Voice of the People radio.

"My request Mr president is that you negotiate with your Alliance partners to give us space so that we arrange our programmes and they do theirs. On the issue of sharing constituencies, our Alliance partners must realise that there are emotional interests on some seats like Bikita because some people were killed and tortured here.

"So I will (only) allow (some)one to contest in those constituencies that our people suffered over my dead body."

Bikita East has been reserved for Jacob Ngarivhume's Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) party.

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