06 March 2017, CHIREDZI - Chiredzi West legislator, Darlington Chiwa is a nervous man due to strong indications that former Tongaat Hullet executive director, Farai Dumo Musikavanhu intends to contest his parliamentary seat on a Zanu PF ticket in 2018.
The speculations feed on the speed with which Musikavanhu has been canvassing the grassroots through various developmental and charitable works.
Musikavanhu has partnered Roy Bhila, a prospective member of parliament rumoured to be also positioning himself to grab Chiredzi North from Robert Mukwena, to build Kushinga Primary School in Triangle.
He is also said to be mobilising funds to refurbish the council-run polyclinic and improve its antenatal care services.
At the ground breaking ceremony at Batanai Satellite Primary School in section 23, Triangle, recently, Musikavanhu worsened Chiwa's anxiety when he pledged to build a US$40 000 classroom block in two months' time.
At the function, Chiwa could not hide his worries and publicly stated that he will not give Musikavanhu a chance in Chiredzi West next year.
"I discussed with Musikavanhu his indications that he might also be vying for the very post I am holding. What I can tell him is that he may succeed on that probably in 2023 because that is when I can give him the room ….not now," said Chiwa.
Musikavanhu, however, ignored Chiwa's political insinuations and maintained an apolitical tone throughout the event.
"I worked in the Lowveld from 1985 and resigned from my job last year in February. I still could have worked for 10 or 11 years more but I decided to resign while I still had power to plough back to the community. I could never have been able to do that while at work," Musikavanhu said.
Musikavanhu is alleged to be riding on the Team Lacoste wagon and is determined to unseat Chiwa, a suspected G40 fanatic.politics, topnews