I still want my post — Ndlovu

BULAWAYO - The smaller MDC Matabeleland South provincial women’s leader, Elizabeth Ndlovu still wants her parliamentary post, which she says was usurped by the party secretary-general Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga.

The selection of MDC secretary-general Misihairabwi-Mushonga on the list of women’s quota under proportional representation in Matabeleland South province raised chaos in the party as some members were outraged by the decision.

Ndlovu said the parliamentary post was rightfully hers. “I was supposed to be in Parliament but Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga usurped the post when she was not supposed to get it because she is not from Matabeleland South,” Ndlovu told the Daily News.

When Misihairabwi-Mushonga was nominated on the party list, Ndlovu made media headlines claiming she was cheated of her post.

“I have been quiet about the issue because I wanted to let it sink in but this comes as a reminder to the party president (Welshman Ncube) that the issue is still pending and has to be dealt with,” she said.

Speaking on behalf of some Matabeleland South party members, Ndlovu said the people were still waiting for Ncube to explain why the post was given to Misihairabwi-Mushonga.

“We want to know why the post was given to the secretary-general yet she does not belong to Matabeleland South and we are still bitter about it. The party president has taken too long to brief us on the issue,” she said.

She said party members are not pleased with Welshman Ncube’s conduct towards the issue.

“We respected Welshman Ncube and thought we got the right person as our leader but he did not respect us and we are still bitter about it.”

Matabeleland South is still waiting for their post.

“By giving Misihairabwi-Mushonga the post, it seems as if the party leadership was implying that there are no suitable candidates in Matabeleland South,” Ndlovu said.

Some of the party’s members were suspended and others quit the party over the issue.

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