GWERU: Regardless of stiff competition in the race to fill the Mkoba constituency parliamentary sit and poor attendance at rallies held so far, opposition outfit MDC Alliance are hopeful that they will shock political opponents on the country’s by-elections slated for the 26th of March.
Addressing a handful of party supporters at the launch of the Mkoba by-election campaign launch, Senator Mwonzora said that it is time the people of Mkoba voted for new blood which will bring development in the area.
“You have been voting for some guy over the past years with the same results of poor service delivery. We are saying the 26th of March is the referendum of Zimbabwean politics.
“It’s time we vote for something fresh which can bring about meaningful development in this area. We need to be focused as we go to cast our votes. We are voting for the future and indeed victory is certain,” Mwonzora said.
Senator Mwonzora also took a dig at some political opponents for their violent nature calling for tolerance in dealing with issues of politics.
“What happened in Kwekwe has no room in a democracy like ours. I have always said political differences can only be solved through dialogue.
“Who doesn’t remember what we went through at Tsvangirai’s funeral in Buhera when we were almost burnt inside a hut by some people who wanted to grab power. There are processes to attain power outside political violence. We need to tolerate each other as political players,” he added.
In the March 26 by-elections, the MDC Alliance party will be represented by Abert Chadoka, who will battle it out with Malvern Zihapa of the Federation of African States.
Amos Chibaya who is seeking to retain his seat which fell vacant after being recalled by Mwonzora will be contesting under the Citizens Coalition for Change ticket while William Gondo will be representing the ZANU PF party.