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LATEST: Mwonzora plays down poll defeat, vows to ‘rise like a phoenix’

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By Nkosana Dlamini

MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora has played down his party’s dismal loss in the just-ended by-elections steadfastly claiming that the bruised opposition outfit shall rise like a phoenix to mount a stronger challenge in harmonised elections next year.

He was addressing the press at the Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House in Harare this Monday afternoon.

MDC-T failed to get a single seat in 28 parliamentary and 105 council elections that were up for grabs.

The rival CCC led by Nelson Chamisa posted a runaway majority in the elections.

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Mwonzora attributed his party’s loss to voter apathy, something he said needed to be mended ahead of the 2023 elections for the benefit of the broader opposition in the country.

He described his party’s loss as a “temporary setback”.

More to follow…

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