Complacency and intra-party hostilities sink MDC-A at polls

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In this Thursday, March 8, 2018 photo, the leader of MDC-T, Zimbabwe's biggest opposition party, Nelson Chamisa gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Harare. Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Kudzai Kuwaza

THE defeat of the MDC Alliance in last weekend’s Ward 28 council by-election in Cowdray Park, Bulawayo, to Zanu PF is symptomatic of the problems bedeviling the country’s biggest opposition party, which include complacency, power struggles and intra-party violence rather than a reflection of the ruling party’s resurgence.

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