The Thokozani Khupe led Movement for Democratic Change have said they are unfazed by repeated verbal and physical attacks from MDC Alliance and its supporters over party name dispute, as their focus is on the July 30 harmonized elections.
Addressing the media in Harare today, party spokesperson, Linda Masarira said following the successful nomination of their leader Dr Thokozani Khupe to contest the July 30 Presidential elections, their focus is on the ball.
“…we have successfully filed nomination papers for our presidential candidate, Dr Thokhozani Khupe. This means that its now a game on as we campaign to ensure that our presidential candidate romps to victory,” said Masarira.
She added that the journey to victory for her party will not be easy as they face mounting challenges including lack of access to the voters roll.
“Yes the road has not and is not that rosy to peddle on because of the existence of many externally created challenges that have seen the party shaking, pointing its rival MDC Alliance, but still remaining firm.
” ZEC has failed to avail the voters roll before nomination sitting day, perpetual verbal and physical abuse from the other political parties in particular the MDC Alliance,” she said.
A record 23 presidential candidates were duly nominated to contest in Zimbabwe’s elections due on July 30, including incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa, Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance and Dr Thokozani Khupe of MDC-T.
Other candidates includes Agenda for People’s Alliance (APA) led by Dr Nkosana Moyo, Build Zimbabwe Alliance fronted by Dr Noah Manyika and Professor Lovemore Madhuku led National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) among others.