…party hunts for replacement in Sunday primaries
…Mayor Fidze, Dereck Charamba favourite
Masvingo - The hunt for MDC-T Masvingo urban parliamentary seat has reopened after their candidate, who had gone uncontested, Takanayi Mureyi has withdrawn from the race saying he has been reassigned to a much demanding position at national level.
Mureyi told a press conference at the party's provincial headquarters in Rhodene today, May30, that his new assignment will keep him busy in Harare and other regional structures hence the reason to pass the button to others.
"We feel that Zimbabwe has an abundance of talent and expertise which should be deployed where it is most urgently required. After a strenuous two weeks interrogation of this issue I have come to the conclusion that I would save at national level.
"We can still fill the small shoes that I was wearing in Masvingo with other capable and loyal party cadres. The provincial leadership is going to roll into motion the process that will provide for my replacement," said Mureyi.
Pressed to confirm more details over his reassignment, Mureyi said the people will be notified in due course through the proper party channels.
Mureyi also dismissed as black-market-information rumours that he has settled for a senatorial seat shying away competiti on from a financially strong and popular Zanu PF candidate Taguma Benjaman Mazarire.
"It has never been about the money. I will be assisting whoever replaces me and I have taken it upon myself to bring 10 branded cars for every ward in Masvingo urban to drum up support for the candidate and our president Nelson Chamisa.
"I will match dollar for dollar with Mazarire and we are going to come out victorious," said Mureyi.
Provincial chairperson James Gumbi said they are now taking CVs for all aspiring candidates to replace Mureyi and the elections will be conducted this Sunday at the party's provincial headquarters.
Mayor Hubert Fidze, who lost primaries in his ward, is said to be poised to take over from Mureyi owing to his popularity with the people.
Other popular names of interested candidates include Bonface Mazarire, Dereck Charamba and Tongai Matutu.politics, top news