Grace Kwinjeh bounces back

HARARE - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC says it has offered disgruntled founding member Grace Kwinjeh one of the six seats reserved for women in Manicaland province.

Under the proportional representation system, 60 seats in the National Assembly will be reserved for women, with six seats for each province.

MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said: “Grace Kwinjeh was offered one of the six seats meant for proportional representation in Manicaland.

These seats were meant for women, we do not know whether she has accepted the offer.”

He said they looked at seniority in the party, consistency and personal attributes of the person to be fielded.

“We know that many women are quite capable in the MDC and they can be more than 60 so if anybody was left behind, that was not because of lack of qualities,” Mwonzora said.

Kwinjeh, a journalist-cum-politician came out guns blazing when her victory in the primaries for MDC Makoni Central Constituency a fortnight ago was reversed.

“That is what I do not understand, it discredits the whole process,” she fumed.

“I do hope the party leadership can resolve that quickly. I have lodged a complaint with the party leadership. I am waiting to hear from them, in particular our party president, Morgan Tsvangirai as he is the highest authority. I think in the case of a dispute he has the authority to decide,” she told the Daily News.

However, it seems as if Kwinjeh has got some respite.

Comments (3)

Tsvangirai must use cyber campaign vigorously

Croc - 29 June 2013

Croc you are right, the power of the internet technology should not be overlooked. Remember the young voters who always want innovation. Grace Kwinjeh really deserved an MDC-T ticket. The voice of reason has prevailed.

Gondobwe - 30 June 2013

Iwe Grace WHat are you doing in Brussels? No one can sympathize with you when you are hiding so far away. You want to represent people by remote control? Go back to zim and fight your own battles kwete zvako zve facebook and EU you always talk about. EU dont have powers to impose you on the people of Makoni. Dzokera kumusha sista

zvikombo - 1 July 2013

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