Matabeleland South Gears for Primary Elections

Zanu PF will this Saturday hold primary elections in Gwanda and Beitbridge in preparation for council by-elections to replace MDC-T councillors who have been recalled by their party.

The MDC-T has recalled Gwanda and Beitbridge mayors, Jaston Mazhale (Ward 7) and Morgan Ncube (Ward 4) respectively.

The party also recalled Granger Nyoni (Ward 5) who was the Finance committee chairperson,

Though new mayors have been chosen to replace those that have been recalled, Zanu PF chairman for Matabeleland South, Cde Rabelani Choeni, said their preparations for primary elections had gathered momentum.

Mazhale was replaced by Njabulo Siziba (Ward 4), while Ncube was replaced with his former deputy, Cllr Munyaradzi Chitsunge (Ward 2).

“We are busy on the ground preparing for by-elections to fill the seats of those who have been recalled from local authorities in our area,” said Cde Choeni. “We are going to be having primary elections on Saturday to select those who will represent our party.”

Cde Choeni said they had also completed collecting applications for those intending to contest in the District Coordinating Committee elections.

He said the process went well, and they had forwarded all the necessary documents to Zanu PF headquarters pending further guidance.

Cde Choeni said campaigns will start as soon as they got feedback on the eligibility of the potential candidates.

“In terms of DCC elections, we have done our part as provincial leaders and have submitted the CVs to Harare,” he said. “We stand guided by the party and we are looking forward to a smooth process.”

Zanu PF has maintained its dominance in Matabeleland South province, though Gwanda and Beitbridge councils are under the MDC Alliance.

The revolutionary party controls 12 out of 13 National Assembly constituencies in the province, with the MDC-A only having managed to land the Gwanda Central seat.

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