#ElectionsZW: I will represent you well in Parliament says Mavis Gumbo
Zimbabwe will hold by-elections in March this year to replace legislators and councillors who were recalled. The recalls were as a result of political party factional fights in both Zanu PF and MDC.
A few other seats are vacant due to the death of the officeholders from various diseases including COVID-19.
There are about 28 National Assembly seats that are up for grabs in the by-elections.
About 117 local authority seats are also up for grabs in the by-elections
Speaking soon after the nomination court, Zanu PF candidate Mavis Gumbo said the people of Harare East made a good choice in nominating her.
‘’People of Harare East made a very good choice. Zanu PF made a very good choice because I am representing the girl child and I am also representing everyone in the constituency.
‘’I will make sure that I represent them very well in whatever issues they want to be addressed in Parliament. I will do that, and I will also give feedback to the constituency,’’ she said.
Young women should not feel intimidated
The former ZIFA Women Football president added that young women should not be intimidated in taking up opportunities that will enable them to achieve their goals in life.
‘’I am saying to the youth, especially the girl child because I am also a girl child. I am saying don’t be intimidated by anyone. You have to achieve the goal which you want in life.
‘’The girl child can be much better than the male child because they say musha mukadzi,’’ she said.
To win the seat, Mavis Gumbo will have to beat Precious Nyaradzo Musarurwa (LEAD), Tendai Biti (Citizens Coalition for Change), Lovemore Christopher Mbanga (MDC Alliance), and Garikai Mlambo (United Zimbabwe Alliance).