...orders reruns in all affected constituencies
CHIREDZI - MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa openly admitted that his party's primary elections had been marred with irregularities which left many members dejected and ordered that all disgruntled constituencies be subjected to reruns on the same day.
There has been widespread discontentment over candidate imposition and rigging around the country during the course of the MDC-T primaries with some disgruntled members threatening a 'bhora musango' while other losing candidates have vowed to contest as independent candidates.
Chamisa told a packed Tshovane stadium that the MDC-T is an example of good governance and representatives should be chosen by the people.
"I have just talked to the election directorate and I have also talked to the provincial chairman and told them that candidates should be selected in a free, fair and credible manner. MDC is an example of good governance. MDC is an example of democracy.
"All areas where there was violence and where elections were not conducted in a free and fair manner should be done at once across the country. People should select a candidate of their choice. Elections should be done in a free and fair manner in order to defeat Zanu PF.
"You know what I am talking about. From councillors to MPs, let there be democracy. That has to be done immediately and the province should communicate this message as soon as possible," said Chamisa.
MDC-T supporters in Chiredzi had planned to demonstrate against provincial chairperson James Gumbi in front of Chamisa as they accuse him of corruption and imposition of candidates.politics