Chitando who is legislator for Masvingo Central constituency and provincial director of elections in his party said he planned to popularise activities which he is doing in his constituency at this yearâ€™s provincial show but was denied to get a stand.
The show is starting from Friday up to Sunday.
â€œInitially, they indicated to me that there was nothing wrong since I was not going to have a rally. I wanted something which is formal so that people would come and get to know popular activities in my constituency.
â€œI also wanted to take the opportunity to get constructive criticism from the people so that I improve my way of operation thereby improving my standard of delivery to the people. However, sources told us that the governor was not comfortable for us to get a stand,â€ said Chitando.
â€œThey kept our hopes up that we would get a stand until the last minute,” he said.
Maluleke, however, denied having anything to do with denying MDC a stand. â€œThey did not come to me seeking a stand hence they should not say they were denied by me.â€
Masvingo show society executive secretary Jefta Mathose said he was not allowed to talk to the press concerning â€˜such issuesâ€™.
â€œIf it is such issues, I am not fit to comment. You can call the governor himself,â€ said Mathose.
Mathose is a Zanu (PF) losing councillor for ward two in Masvingo.