MDC-T in limbo over pri­maries

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Manicaland & Mashonaland East News - Ny­ore Madzianike Man­i­ca­land Bureau

MDC-T in Man­i­ca­land has failed to reach a con­sen­sus on can­di­dates to rep­re­sent it in the forth­com­ing har­monised elec­tions, a se­nior of­fi­cial has said.

The op­po­si­tion party is now wait­ing for its na­tional ex­ec­u­tive to an­nounce dates for pri­mary elec­tions.

Mutare Cen­tral con­stituency leg­is­la­tor Mr In­no­cent Gonese told The Her­ald that they were wait­ing for the party’s na­tional ex­ec­u­tive to com­plete work on the elec­toral col­lege for them to go for pri­mary elec­tions.

MDC-T is cur­rently torn apart by deep-seated in­ter­nal squab­bles, which have seen some of its mem­bers de­cid­ing to stand in the elec­tions as in­de­pen­dent can­di­dates.

Some mem­bers from the party ac­cuse its lead­er­ship of im­pos­ing can­di­dates in some con­stituen­cies, a sit­u­a­tion that Mr Gonese tried to dis­tance him­self from.

Mr Gonese said he was ready for the pri­mary elec­tions, which he be­lieves will be held un­der the guide­lines of his party’s 2014 congress res­o­lu­tions.

He also be­lieves all party mem­bers are be­ing in­volved in pre­par­ing the elec­toral col­lege.

Min­is­ter Mutsvangwa

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