By-Zanu PF will this afternoon hold an Ordinary Session of the Politburo in Harare today to debate the party’s just-ended primary elections held last weekend.
Confirming the development last night, party spokesperson, Christopher Mutsvangwa, said:
“The Zanu PF Secretary General, Dr OM Mpofu wishes to advise all members that there shall be an ordinary session of the Politburo to be held on Thursday March 30, 2023, at the home of the people’s revolution, Zanu PF headquarters commencing at 1400 hours. All members are expected to be seated by 13:45 hours sharp.
According to preliminary results announced by the party’s National Political Commissar, Cde Mike Bimha, some of the party heavyweights fell by the wayside and new faces will represent the party in the forthcoming harmonised elections.
Some of the heavyweights who fell by the wayside are Cdes Joseph Chinotimba, Mary Mliswa-Chikoka, Ziyambi Ziyambi, Mike Madiro, David Musabayana, Nokuthula Matsikenyere, Sekai Nzenza, Retired Brigadier General Calisto Gwanetsa and Elias Musakwa.
Youthful candidates who sailed through are vibrant Zanu PF Director for Information and Publicity Cde Tafadzwa Mugwadi, Nyasha Zenda, and the energetic Young Women for ED leader, Tatenda Mavetera, who battled it out against Dr John Mangwiro in Chikomba West constituency.
Veteran journalist Cde Supa Mandiwanzira won in Nyanga South, together with Cde Chido Sanyatwe in Nyanga North. Cde Richard Moyo in Umguza and Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Raj Modi sailed through uncontested in Bulawayo South.
Cde Energy Mutodi, who transferred to his rural home from Goromonzi, managed to clinch Bikita South constituency.
In Beitbridge West, Cde Thusani Ndou won the primaries after beating the incumbent MP Cde Ruth Maboyi and Cde Alfred Moyo.
In Bulilima constituency, Cde Dingumuzi Phuthi sailed through uncontested.
Shamva South: Mapiki Joseph
Mutare North: Admire Mahachi
Makoni North: Muwombi Joseph
Chipinge East: Lincoln Dhliwayo
Musikavanhu Mutema: Angelin Gata
Nyanga South: Supa Mandiwanzira
Mwenezi East: Chikomo Sheila
Gutu South: Pupurai Togarepi
Masvingo South: Mupomberi Tanatswa
Bikita West: Nhatiso Makusha
Bikita East: Zevezai Koti
Bikita South: Mutodi Energy
Mwenezi West: Priscilla Moyo
Gutu West: John Paradza …uncontested
Gutu Central: Winston Chitando…uncontested
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Zaka Central: Davis Marapira
Zaka North: Ophias Murambiwa
Zaka South: Chiduwa Clemence
Chivi Central: Maoneke Exavier
Chiredzi Central: Francis Moyo
Mwenezi North: Makope Master
Gutu East: George Vengere
Chivi South: Maburutse Felix
Chivi North: Mukungunugwa Godfrey
Chiredzi North: Roy Billa
Chiredzi West: Darlington Chiwa
Chiredzi East: Siyaki Hama
Chiredzi South: Jewel Sithole
Sanyati: Polite Kambamura
Zvimba West: Dinha Nessy
Mhondoro Mubaira: Chiwanza Chamunorwa
Mhondoro Ngezi: Mukuhlani Tawengwa
Hurungwe East: Kangausaru Chenjerai
St Marys: Nobert Jinjika
Dzivarasekwa: Lovemore Chamatowa
Kuwadzana West: Tauya Mauka
Kuwadzana East: Tellme Majavhura
Southerton: Moreen Nyemba
Warren Park: Tafadzwa Chidawa
Hatclife: Tongesai Madambo
Churu: Charles Matsikwa