By Staff Reporter
Opposition MDC-T aspiring candidates Shilla Musonda-Nkomo and Sibusisiwe Adams have both withdrawn from contesting in the forthcoming by-elections set for March.
The two senior members of the opposition were candidates for Ward 8 and Ward 9 in Bulawayo metropolitan.
“I would be glad if your office can withdraw my name from the list,” Shilla Musonda Nkomo wrote in her short letter addressed to the part’s secretary general Paulina Mpariwa
“Looking forward for your supportive response.”
Nkomo and Adams are both party’s Bulawayo’s provincial chairperson and treasurer.
Political analyst Kennedy Kaitano said Zimbabweans must never be distracted from the original intentions of the formation of the MDC which was and should remain to be the liberation of the country from corrupt and ruthless Zanu PF leadership.
“Word has it that he is scared of ruffling feathers with the hope that the system will protect him from the alleged abuse of party funds in the run-up to the MDC-T congress last year.
“MDC-T got the funds from government as part of the Political Parties (Finance) Act allocation.”
“However, the people will prevail! The proof lies in the by-elections to be held soon.
“It’s is a fact that by-elections will cut Mwonzora to size.”
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has proclaimed March 26 as the date for long-awaited by-elections to fill vacant seats in the National Assembly and various local authorities across the country.
There are 133 by-elections due for National Assembly and local authority seats, most of which fell vacant following the recall of Members of Parliament and councilors by the opposition MDC-T party.