Zanu Pf MP Takes Rigging Allegations To Parliament
2 June 2018
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Irene Zindi

By Own Correspondent| Mutasa South legislator Irene Zindi, took her party’s alleged rigging grievances to parliament accussing her main opponent in the just-ended primary elections of manipulating the vote in their favour.

Zindi burst out and made the allegations in response to independent Member of Parliament for Norton Temba Mliswa’s statements where he accused women parliamentarians who are in the august house under the women’s quota of not making any meaningful contribution to parliament.

Mliswa torched a storm when he said the women parliamentarian were only good “at making themselves look presentable but did not make any meaningful contribution to parliament”.

“I want to correct Mliswa, I did not lose but I was rigged.

I am very disappointed. I am a woman, also I am a war veteran,” said a visibly angry Zindi.

She accused her party of disrespecting women.

“I thought my party was going to respect women but to my surprise, the party showed (that) it is the worst in terms of respecting women performance,” she said.

Zanu PF held its primary elections between April 29 and May 3 2018.

However, the elections were marred by controversy and allegations of rigging and violence. The party’s elections directorate ordered for a re-run in 14 constituencies following demonstrations by the party supporters alleging electoral theft.

Zindi was elected Hatfield legislator in 1995 and she was then elected Mutasa South Member of Parliament in 2013.