Mutsvangwa goes after Jacob Mudenda for calling for Diaspora vote

Zanu PF party spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa has threatened Jacob Mudenda for calling for the amendment of the Constitution to allow Zimbabweans in the diaspora to vote in the 2023 elections.

This comes after Mudenda said there was need to amend the Constitution to encapsulate the diaspora vote.

Addressing journalists at a press conference, Mutsvangwa said National Assembly Speaker was offside.

“It’s unbecoming when some of our members express views in Parliament about certain issues. We have a caucus at the party.

Why would somebody from the ruling party want to go and express things about the diaspora or express things about when the President should be electing a vice-president?”

Under the current legislative framework, Zimbabweans living abroad cannot vote.

The opposition has been pushing for a diaspora vote, among several electoral reforms, to guarantee a free, fair and credible election.