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Chamisa's MDC rocked by bribery claims

by Staff reporter
15 May 2019 | 985 Views
BRIBERY demands by high-ranking MDC party officials on prospective candidates resulted in the opposition fielding more than one candidate in some constituencies and council seats, in the run-up to last year's polls.

This was revealed during a provincial caucus meeting in Bulawayo on Monday, where the opposition party's aspiring executive council candidates were campaigning ahead of congress later this month.

The party last year had double nominations in some areas, a development most people claimed contributed to its poor showing in several constituencies across the country, where its aggregate votes outstripped eventual winners from the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Gabbuza Joel Gabuza, vying for the chairman's post, claimed there were people asking for money for votes.




"When I was nominated, I only got one nomination, but people started calling me saying can you please give us some money in exchange for nomination. I said no, I will not do that," he said.

"As a chairman, if you do that, people become untouchable and you will not be able to discipline them. If you accept money, you become compromised. Double candidates are a result of corruption."

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Source: newsday

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