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Zanu-PF: We Are Ready for Primary Elections

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Zanu-PF says it has completed a process of selecting candidates who will battle it out in the party’s primary elections next Monday to choose representatives in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

The party's deputy Information Director Psychology Maziwisa said his party will announce the full list of aspiring candidates and resolutions that will guide it in the elections through a press statement Friday.

The decision-making organ of the party, the Politburo, on Wednesday approved the final list of the candidates and other issues related to the primary elections.

Many senior party members will be challenged by the so-called young turks and retired and serving members of the army, police and state security agents.

Zanu-PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo will be battle it out with July Moyo for the Mberengwa senatorial seat while secretary for information Webster Shamu will square off with John Mafa in Chegutu East

But some including party Vice President Joice Mujuru, Defense Secretary Emmerson Mnangagwa, Murehwa North legislator David Parirenyatwa, Didymus Mutasa, and Jonathan Moyo were lucky to qualify without being challenged.

Maziwisa said everybody was happy with the selection process and every card-carrying member will be eligible to vote in the Zanu-PF primaries.

“What this has demonstrated quite clearly I think to everybody including our critics is that Zanu-PF is not just a revolutionary party. It is and always will be a democratic party,” he said.