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Newly-Elected Kwekwe Central MP Says Gold Must Benefit Everyone, Not ZANU PF Elites

Newly-Elected Kwekwe Central MP Says Gold Must Benefit Everyone, Not ZANU PF Elites

Newly-elected Kwekwe Central Member of Parliament, Judith Tobaiwa (35), has vowed to push for changes required to ensure that the majority poor benefit from the city’s gold instead of ruling Zanu PF elites.

Tobaiwa polled got 6 639 votes in weekend by-elections to win the seat for the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), defeating Zanu PF’s local gold mining magnate John Mapurazi (2 883) and two others.

Speaking to journalists after the elections, Tobaiwa said gone are the days when Zanu PF elites controlled the often deadly gold mining sector in the Midland’s second-largest city. She said:

Mining is the backbone of Kwekwe Central and most of our youths are engaged in artisanal mining which is often dangerous due to its associated risks and also violence in the same pits.

As a legislator, I want to make sure that everyone benefits from the mineral resources in Kwekwe.

What we are currently seeing in Kwekwe is very saddening; only those who are benefitting from the mineral resource are aligned to Zanu PF.

Looking back at the election campaign, Tobaiwa said the road to victory was rough adding that she was exposed to violence as the ruling party sensed that she was going to defeat Mapurazi.

She, however, said the experience was water under the bridge as she is now focused on improving people’s livelihoods in the constituency.

Kwekwe Central fell vacant following the death in July 2020 of opposition National Patriotic Front (NPF) parliamentarian Masango Matambanadzo.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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21 Comments

xxxxxx 1 month ago

vanonzi vana mabhudhi vaye syana nazvo kkkk


THE FIEND 1 month ago

She is beautiful, I love her.


JARAVAZA 1 month ago

Kakastcrazy ndiwe du zvi.
manhuhwiro aunoita dai warega hako kutaura paruzhinji. ndichakumamisa


Nkust 1 month ago

@Judith, saka uchaita sei kuti gold racho risangowanikwa nevashoma, iwe wadii kungonyararara hariziro basa rako, otherwise paune input mu parliament kumwe uku vanokurova ve nkosi


mzukuru 1 month ago

guys ndichida commercial stands in kwekwe ndodii do i had to go thru Kwekwe council or maland devrlopers ,my bro bought a an incomplete house kunonz kuMasasa pedyo nekwekwe poly i asked him abt that akati anditoziviwo ini ndakatengeserwa nemumwe munigeria anga aakuda kuenda kuIreland


xxxxxx 1 month ago

ku council

Tanu Mark Finnity 1 month ago

Way to go my dear sister we salute you and now that you are in the House of Assembly lets work tiresly for kwekwe to prosper


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JARAVAZA 1 month ago

Zanu wangova munda usina chobudamo. Kurima chibage chotumbuka chisati chasvika pa1 metre hieght. Zvezanu zvadzhakwa. Sei vanhu musingaone. Muri zvimudhori zvanaguveya, anozvimisa zvaanoda. Changamukai mhani. Kuswero tsvairiswa s**** dzevadya vakaguta havo. Wake up guys. Time is not on your side unofa usina kana pekuisa kacottage hako iwe uchingo supporter necampaining for this old dogs. Wake up guys


Daudi 1 month ago

Famba Judhi famba nebhora hanzvadzi☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️


digo 1 month ago

zvazvinhu


Dispenser 1 month ago

However Madzibaba eshanduko vavasei


Gidza 1 month ago

☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝☝


mwendamberi 1 month ago

munvumzo wangu kiti....Is Nelson leaving the work of God....the cross of Jesus Christ of Nazareth for civic matters ...politics. in politics he is bound to lie, to hate even to go to war ...what is what.


ngorima mushava 1 month ago

I DNT think politics me church zvinofambirana....think of Muzorewa ,ndabaningi Sithole???

Dispenser 1 month ago

Thanks Madamo ,congrats. We say let's go celecao CCC .


Never 1 month ago

Amphlope madam. Your security matters most.


Korokoza 1 month ago

Kana ndichishaura batayi mazwi. Ndakati "Kwekwe will never be a colony of Zanupf".


Pidigu Dhii 1 month ago

Congrats on yr victory , Hon...
Beware ,my Dear, u r dealing with the Mafia
May the Lord's Mighty Angels Keep you safe.


NOBRY 1 month ago

KWEKWE BRIGED


ED 1 month ago

ndopakati musangano,wozodei,ccc is just full of empty headed lawyers


forever 1 month ago

ZANU pf hegemony is forever



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