Family Legacy: Morgan Tsvangirai’s Daughter Political Bid Resisted

Harare – Vimbai Tsvangirai nee Java’s bid to maintain his late father’s political legacy is facing stiff resistance, following allegations that she was imposed as a candidate for the Glen View South constituency.

Disgruntled party members have launched a salvo at the aspiring candidate, petitioning MDC T leader Nelson Chamisa to take immediate action, before the seat is lost to Zanu PF.

“Glen View is under Zanu PF, which has been trying its best to market itself in order to retain the constituency. Imposition of candidate warrants voter apathy and disadvantages the party,” a letter addressed to Chamisa read.

“As the leadership of Glen View South district, we felt that you are not doing justice to both the constituency and ward 32, which are under T Madzokere.
Late Morgan and Susan Tsvangirai

“Please be advised that (and) we quote, the electorate in general is disgruntled, the structures are also aggrieved by the injustices which you have exhibited in Glen View South constituency and ward 32.

“We want a democratic process of inclusive primary elections, where a popular candidate must win. As Glen View South district leadership, we humbly urge you to consider our grievances before it is too late.”

Vimbai confirmed her candidature for the parliamentary seat, denying allegations that she was imposed on the constituency.

“I am the candidate for the MDC-T Alliance and I was never imposed. I was never imposed,” she said. 

Vimbai is married to Apostle Batsirai Java.

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