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MDC Renewal Official Defies Party, Files Papers for June Parly By-Elections

FILE - Zimbabwean women react as they wait to casts their votes at a polling station in Domboshava, about 45 km (28 miles) north of Harare, July 31, 2013.

A member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) renewal party has filed his nomination papers to contest parliamentary by-elections set for June this year contrary to his party’s resolution to boycott the poll.

Former MDC Renewal lawmaker, Albert Mhlanga, says he took this decision because he does not want Zanu PF to win any seat in Bulawayo.

He sad there is no reason to boycott the by-elections as Zimbabweans need opposition voices in parliament.

Other candidates filed their nomination papers Friday, including Professor Jonathan Moyo, Zanu PF deputy director of information Psychology Maziwisa and Njabuliso Mguni of MDC-T. The party is boycotting the by-elections.