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MDC-T begins vetting of aspiring MPs' applications in Bulawayo

MDC-T Bulawayo province has begun screening applications from prospective candidates that will battle it out on the party’s Parliamentary primary elections.

In an interview, party spokesperson Mandla Sibanda said they were overwhelmed by the number of applications.

“We will be looking at all the applications and seeing which ones meet our standards,” said Sibanda.

He said after having screened the applications, the party would meet on Wednesday and compile a list of the candidates that will run in the primaries.

“The list will be immediately made public,” said Sibanda.

According to the party, most applications that have been received come from areas where there is no representation such as Nketa, Nkulumane and Emakhandeni.

The MDC-T Bulawayo province recently officially opened the campaign race for the party’s Parliamentary primary elections in the city and the development has seen party members showing keen interest standing for public office.

The launch was held a fortnight ago in Entumbane and Nketa constituencies which fell vacant following the death of legislators Cornelius Dube and Seiso Moyo respectively.

Candidates eyeing Entumbane and Nketa constituencies are Prince Dube and Mandlenkosi Sibanda, who is also the party’s provincial spokesperson.

Bulawayo Mayor Thaba Moyo is reportedly eyeing Nkulumane Constituency, while the party’s provincial chairperson Gorden Moyo is reportedly aspiring to represent Emakhandeni.

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