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Mupfumi eyes rural seat after getting a thrashing in urban area

Traditional leaders in Mutare South constituency in Manicaland province are reportedly backing central committee member Esau Mupfumi to wrest the seat from fellow party member Jefrey Ngome.

Mupfumi is reportedly eyeing a rural constituency after he lost to Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC)’s Prosper Mutseyami in the March 26 by-election for the Dangamvura/Chikanga constituency.

The South African-based legislator Ngome who has businesses in the neighbouring country stands accused of neglecting his constituency.

NewsDay Weekender is reliably informed that there is an outcry in the constituency with villagers claiming that they are not being fully represented.

Mupfumi told NewsDay Weekender that: “It is true that I was approached by traditional leaders to represent them in Parliament for the Mutare South constituency, so who I am I to reject their offer.”

Ngome, however, dismissed allegations that he had deserted his constituency.

“I am on the ground and yesterday I was at funeral and I don’t know what people are saying,” he said

Former Nyanga North MP Hubert Nyanhongo is eyeing Chido Sanyatwe’s seat.

In Mutare North, former MP Batsirai Pemhenayi (Zanu PF) has reportedly hit the ground running to wrestle the seat away from the incumbent Mike Madiro who is the Manicaland provincial chairperson.

In Buhera South constituency, Zanu PF MP Joseph Chinotimba is facing a challenge from Ngonidzashe Mudekunye._*NewsDay*_

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