By Josephine Mugiyo, Diplomatic Correspondent
PRESIDENT of the Labour, Economists and African Democrats Party, Linda Masarira, who is vying for the Harare Central parliamentary seat, says she is confident of victory in the March 26 by-elections.
Masarira is currently conducting door-to-door campaigns in residential areas.
Speaking to ZBC News, Masarira said she will not hold rallies as she believes in getting to know the electorate, alleging that the electorate in places like Harare central receives a raw deal due to the fact that they vote for popular political parties without knowledge of the individuals representing those parties.
“Most of the electorate in urban areas have just been voting for a popular party and not interrogating what the candidate has to offer. That is one of the major reasons why Harare central has never had any meaningful development,” she said.
Masarira added that once in office, she will add her voice on labour issues in the National Assembly.
“I want to focus on labour issues. It is unfortunate that we have former trade unionists who have neglected their role,” she added.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa proclaimed 26th of March 2022 as the date set aside for the holding of by-elections for 28 parliamentary and 105 council seats left vacant due to recalls, deaths and dismissals.