MDC will not hold primary elections

THE Welshman Ncube-led MDC will not hold primary elections to choose its candidates for the forthcoming elections, but has, instead, invited applications from aspiring legislators from the party.


MDC spokesperson Kurauone Chihwayi said the party’s national council (NC) would approve or throw away some of the applications for the 32 seats allocated to the MDC under an MDC Alliance deal.

“The MDC is ready for the big game any time from now together with our alliance partners. The atmosphere in the camp is electric and everybody is raring to go,” Chihwayi told Southern Eye.

“The MDC is choosing candidates only for the 32 constituencies allocated to us under the MDC Alliance agreement. We are fully committed to the alliance as a party and we will respect the agreement in full.”

Chihwayi said he was not contesting the next election that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said will be held in a few months.

Ncube’s MDC is part of the MDC Alliance, a coalition of opposition parties such as the MDC-T, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Transform Zimbabwe among others that is readying itself to wrest power from Zanu PF.

The MDC Alliance is not the only opposition party’s alliance as there is also the Coalition of Democrats (Code) and People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC), whose presidential candidate is Joice Mujuru, a former Vice-President.

“I did not submit my name or application given that I stay in Harare as the party got two seats in the capital under the alliance agreement. The MDC will disclose names of both successful and unsuccessful applicants after an approval by the NC,” Chihwayi said.

“We are guided by the alliance agreement as a team member. We were allocated 32 seats as a party and applications for the 32 seats were invited at the beginning of the year. The MDC candidate selection process is at an advanced stage.”

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  1. infact there is no need as its a one man show and you guys are ruing why you left the bigger party as nelson has finally been rewarded for having stuck to morgan

    1. Like Khuphe, Ncube has the wrong surname. Tsvangirai knew it, Ncube has always known it and now Khupe knows it. MDC-T is not for people with the wrong surnames.

      1. Please guys no no no and no. Let us not be on the offensive live. You are tarnishing MDC image. Let us be human! Obama ruled America wani, and is one of the best presidents ever? Tribalism and racism in this age is barbaric.

  2. Matebele Warrior- Chamisa is our leader

    Politics is all about numbers behind you not surnames , Sithutha ndini

    1. The day you realise that those very numbers are baying for your blood like Khupe you will cry. rather get fewer meaningful numbers that are genuinely for you. Khupe thought numbers were hers, no they infact always despised her

  3. tendai chaminuka

    Not holding primary elections is that democracy nhai Werishman.Haaa zanu ngaitonge kusvika hameno.Just imagine if you were the ruling party you can easily tell us that there are no national elections this year coz its in your DNA

  4. @tendai kutaura kwausina kuswera hauzive nezvealliance so shut up nezanu yako

  5. Ncube has been an opportunist frm day one. He is using Chamisa because he doesn’t have the numbers..

  6. Welshman wants democratic change of government but will not tolerate democratic processes in his company, oh sorry, party. Hypocrite.

  7. Zanu pf payakatonga pakwana takuda chinja mutemo

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