As you may be aware, the seat fell vacant after MDC-M expelled the incumbent Abednico Bhebhe and notified the Speaker of Parliament, who in turn notified the President to proclaim a by-election in Nkayi South, together with Bulilima East and Lupane East, for similar reasons.
We await the President’s proclamation of by-elections in these areas and others. In the meantime, Zapu is busy on the ground mobilizing support to ensure emphatic victory in the by-elections.
Zapu Matabeleland North province today started a five-day campaign programme which kicked-off with meetings at Mthoniselwa and Simbo, followed by meetings at Dlawa and Mphakama (16/09/09), Khenani and Mpumelelo (17/09/09), Dakamela and Malinga (18-09-09), Tunke and Tshanke (19-09-09), and Mathetshaneni and Zinyangeni (20-09-09).
The campaign team is led by vice-chairman of the province, Ben Ncube.
In Matabeleland South, Zapu will on Saturday September 19 2009 hold a rally at Maphisa Business Centre in Matobo District to drum up support for the party.
The Zapu interim national executive on September 05 reaffirmed its decision for the party to contest by-elections, and called on the inclusive government to ensure that the by-lections are held as spelt out in the constitution.
Zapu feels that Zanu-PF and the two MDCs are developing cold feet on holding by-elections because of our entry into the political arena. Zapu is fully ready for by-elections and confident of winning. T
he holding of the by-elections will facilitate our entry into parliament to assume our role as the official opposition in Zimbabwe, which unfortunately the inclusive government seems bent on frustrating.
Director Communication and Marketing, Zapu.