GWERU - Piason Mbalekwa who won primary elections to represent Zanu PF in the Chiundura Constituency by-elections stepped down because of his links to Morgan Tsvangirai, sources have told The Mirror.
Mbalekwa however, stepped down claiming that his child was not feeling well. Jeffrey Chitando who used to be a senior party member at the MDC T confirmed that Mbalekwa was a close security aide to Tsvangirai.
Kasukuwere said in a statement from Mexico that Mbalekwa was disqualified.
"The decision to step down is totally mine which I made after the realization that the hectic program of a fully fledged campaign would interfere with some personal commitments during the time of the campaign", said Mbalekwa.