A Zanu PF legislator has locked up a communal toilet he refurbished after he lost in the party's primary elections.

 Zvishavane-Ngezi sitting legislator, John Holder lost to Mezweni Mpofu in the recent primary elections.

“The sitting MP, John Holder, who is about to finish his term in Parliament, refurbished this communal toilet, painted it and then locked it, saying he will unlock after the party primaries,” a resident told Newsday.

But Holder claimed the toilet remained closed because of the water challenges faced by the asbestos mining town.

“It is true, I refurbished the toilet for $7 000, and after that I handed it over to the authorities, who are the mine in Zvishavane. They locked it, because of water shortages we are having here and they feared it will block if there is no water,” Holder said.