‘Shonas Must Not Contest Elections In Matebeleland’-Says Activist

Mbuso Fuzwayo of the Bulawayo-based pressure group Ibetshu Likazulu has specified that only Ndebele people should represent Matebeleland in Parliament and in council.

Fuzwayo is reportedly dissatisfied with the number of people with Shona names who prevailed in the just ended Zanu PF primary elections.

“Shona speaking people should be just settlers in Matebeleland and not allowed to participate in elections,” he said.

“Only Ndebele people should be allowed to contest elections in the region because they have been marginalised for a long time.”

He claims that during the just ended Zanu PF primary elections, six Shona speaking people were elected to represent the party in the general elections in the region.

“When Shona speaking people represent Matebeleland region, they will actually be reducing the voice of the Ndebele people in parliament.

“The other thing is that Shona people have more resources than Ndebele people. This is how they are winning these elections.”


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