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"Boycott March By-Elections" - Opposition Party Cites Poor Planning

A little-known opposition Zimbabwe Socio-Economic Democrats party (ZSD) Friday called on all political parties to boycott the March by-elections saying they were poorly planned and costly.

The country will hold by-elections to fill 117 local authorities and 28 National Assembly seats most of which became vacant following recalls of MDC-Alliance members by rival MDC-T.

But ZSD president Nkosikhona Ndlovu said the by-elections were too costly for the country. NewsDay Zimbabwe quotes Ndlovu as saying:

ZSD is calling on all political parties to boycott the costly $1,5 billion and poorly planned March 26 by-elections. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has deprived thousands of prospective voters an opportunity to participate in the upcoming by-election.

Clearly, our youths have been disenfranchised in exercising their democratic right to participate in the by-elections as enshrined in Chapter 7 of the Constitution, that the State must ensure all eligible citizens, that is to say the citizens qualified under the Fourth Schedule, are registered as voters.

These remarks are in resonance with those of opposition MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora which believes the country needs to implement electoral reforms first before conducting elections.

Opposition National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) led by Professor Lovemore Madhuku also believes the nation must not hold the elections.

The party says the outcome in the current environment is predetermined as the playfield favours the ruling party.

Meanwhile, the ruling ZANU PF and opposition MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa are confident they will win the elections dubbed a test to gauge the country’s preparedness to hold the 2023 elections.

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6 Comments

Matrix 7 months ago

Bad advice. KaParty kapi aka. Chamisa usafurirwe. If you boycott it's your funeral. Remember the party has been known to always want to boycott.


Mhazi of silobela 7 months ago

Ndeyekupi ka party aka. Boycott or not kuka party aka zvakafana we will not vote for you warintumpa sana


MuGrade 2 7 months ago

The hardly known political party advising seasoned political players like Alliance to boycott lol the match is between Zanu-pf n MDC(whatever name they come up with),the rest are disturbers..we don't need thousand political parties buh 6 are more than enough..1) Zanu-pf 2)Alliance 3)T 4)Ndonga 5)Zapu 6)MRP...e rest shld join others


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 7 months ago

ALL THESE POLITICAL PARTIES WHICH ARE ASKING OTHER OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTIES TO BOYCOTT THE BYELECTIONS ARE NOT SENCERE. THEY MUST SIMPLY SAY THE TRUTH THAT THEY HAVE NO MONEY TO USE IN THEIR CAMPAIGNS AND THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE EVEN AN IOTA OF SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY.

ZIMBABWE SOCIO -ECONOMIC DEMOCRATS IS AN UNKNOWN PARTY, "AMAFIKEZOLO". OTHERWISE THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARTY, HIS WIFE, CAMARADA NKOSINKONA NDLOVU ANC HIS WIFE ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WILL VOTE FOR THE PARTY.

MDC T LEADER, TOGARASEYI MWONZORA IS ON RECORD SAYING HE FAVOURS THE POSTPONMENT OF BOTH THE BYELECTIONS AND HARMONISED ELECTIONS IN FAVOUR OF A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY {GNU}. YES, REFORMS ARE NECESSARY, BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT OF AGITATING FOR THE POSTPONMENT OF THE BYELECTIONS.

AS FOR THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL ASSEMBLY {NCA} PARTY LEADER, MUZVINAFUNDO LOVEMORE MADHUKU, I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM BECAUSE WHAT HE PURPORTS TO BE HIS PARTY HAS NEVER WON A SINGLE SEAT SINCE IT WAS FORMED 25 YEARS AGO.

MUZVINAFUNDO IS NOW A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK FOR ZANU PF. I URGE HIM TO CONTINUE TO DEFEND HIS NEW PARTY, ZANU PF, IN COURTS OF THE LAW, IN ITS DESIRE TO CONTINUE TRAMPLING ON ZIMBABWEAN PEOPLE.

IT IS TRUE THAT THE ENVIRONMENT FAVOURS ZANU PF, BUT EVEN 20 PARTIES BOYCOTT THE BYELECTIONS AND ONLY ONE PARTY PARTICIPATES AND ZANU PF WINS, THE RESULTS SHALL BE RECOGNISED AS AN ELECTION.

THE ONLY TWO BULLS, MDC ALLIANCE AND ZANU PF, ARE IN AGREEMENT THAT THE BYELECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT TO GIVE THEM SPACE TO TEST THEIR STRENGTHS BEFORE 2023 HARMONISED ELECTIONS.

YES, WE ALL WANT ELECTORAL REFORMS, BUT THEY CAN NOT STOP US FROM HOLDING CONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED BYELECTIONS.

{ LET'S GO MDC ALLIANCE AND ZANU PF, LET'S GO }.

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }


Man of the moment 7 months ago

You Guys are Funny and you take us for a Ride Nhai.

Go Chamisa Go, you have failed to boycott the so called POLAD
Zvino Moti pa ma elections titori Ready by the time you wasted me POLAD Dai maitogadzirira

Go Deeper Nelson CHAMISA NHM 🤠🤠 NHM ğŸ¤ ğŸ¤ ğŸ¤žğŸ‡¿ğŸ‡¼ğŸ‡¿ğŸ‡¼


Chikandamina 7 months ago

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