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Chamisa to address high-profile rallies in Lupane East

by Staff reporter
21 Jul 2019 at 10:25hrs | Views
MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will address two high-profile rallies in Lupane East ahead of the parliamentary by-election in the constituency on August 3 where the opposition party will try to wrestle the seat back from Zanu-PF.

The seat fell vacant following the death of Sithembile Gumbo of Zanu-PF in April.

Both Zanu-PF and the MDC have rolled out elaborate campaigns in the constituency in Matabeleland North.

MDC Matabeleland North provincial chairperson Prince Sibanda said members of the party's standing committee had been deployed in the constituency to drum up support for its candidate Dalumuzi Khumalo.

"I can confirm that Chamisa will be visiting the constituency where he will hold rallies in two wards," he told Sunday Southern Eye.

"As I speak, I am making final arrangements to book for the two rallies. On Saturday we had rallies in all the 14 wards in the constituency where all members of the national standing committees, who include the vice-presidents, were addressing rallies and preparing ground work for the president."

Sibanda said the MDC was poised to win back the constituency it lost in 2002 in a by-election following the death of its MP David Mpala.

He said Zanu-PF does not care about the people of Matabeleland North and only shows interest when it needs votes.

He castigated the Zanu-PF government, saying it was taking people from the region for granted.

"Matabeleland people are dehumanised by Zanu-PF as they only get drugs because they lost an MP," Sibanda said.

"Zanu-PF is only interested in getting votes from the people and does not care about them.

"This time we are prepared for them."

Sibanda said MDC had also stepped up preparations for by-elections in Bubi's ward 22 and Nkayi's ward 23, which will also be held on August 3.

Source - the standad