NEMAMWA - The battle to replace former Masvingo Rural District Council (RDC) Ward 12 councillor Rosewetta Madzivire, who was recalled after defecting to Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) early this year, has begun after two candidates successfully filed their papers at the nomination court held at the council boardroom yesterday (December 30, 2015).
Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) Masvingo District Election Officer Getrude Murumbi announced William Shangwa of Zanu PF and Rosiwetta Madzivire as the successful candidates who will battle it out for ward on February 25, 2017.
Madzivire, who was recalled early this year after defecting to ZimPF, expressed confidence that she would retain the ward saying people still have confidence in her.
ZEC Masvingo district officer Getrude Murumbi speaks to William Shangwa and Rosewetta Madzivire
"People still have confidence in me; I now have an added advantage that I joined ZimPF which has people at heart. In Zanu PF there is a lot of corruption and selfishness. I have been there for the people and they still want me to lead them. I can safely confirm that it's a walkover," said Madzivire.
Not to be outdone Shangwa also claimed it would be a walkover too saying his opponent won then because she was in Zanu PF.
"I will cruise past her; she won in 2013 because she was in Zanu PF; she does not even know how she made it during 2013. Zanu PF is bigger and has a large following so it's going to be a walkover," said Shangwa.
Madzivire appointed ZimPF Masvingo provincial spokesperson Jefferyson Chitando her Chief Election Agent.
William Shangwa and Rosewetta Madzivire(seated) assisted by their Chief Election Agents
There will be five polling stations at Chirichoga Secondary, Mudenge and Charumbira Primary Schools, Mudavanhu Secondary and Nemazuwa.