Chaibva loses another election

GABRIEL Chaibva, a vociferous supporter of President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF and former spokesperson of Arthur Mutambara’s MDC, has lost another election.

While Chaibva was unreachable for comment yesterday, his status as a leading Zanu PF voice has faded in the wake of his failed bid.

Unlike other politicians with a national profile, Chaibva has little options available to him.
Given the uncertain political and legal paths that he faces, a new career in the private sector may have presented a more attractive option.

Chaibva spent heavily in his primaries campaign and eked out a dramatic loss.

The loss marks steadily worsening fortunes for the former legislator who has been on the warpath against the MDC since he was relieved of his position as spokesperson for Mutambara’s party.

He has gone on State television many times, denouncing his former faction and the MDC-led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai as Western-backed parties seeking to effect illegal regime change.

Chaibva fell out of favour with his party after dismally losing a by-election in Budiriro in 2006 to Emmanuel Chisvuure of the mainstream MDC who polled 7 949 votes. Chaibva polled a lowly 504 votes.

The damaging consequence of that poor result of 504 votes in a constituency with over 45 000 registered voters, seriously weakened Chaibva as the faction’s spokesperson; leading to his removal as party spokesperson.

Chaibva tendered in his resignation in 2010 to rejoin Mugabe’s Zanu PF, where he hoped to revive his political fortunes, which have been dramatically plummeting.

In his January 1, 2010 resignation letter to MDC vice president Gibson Sibanda (now late), Chaibva, who was a national executive member in the Mutambara-led MDC, said he was “rejoining” Zanu-PF.

“I seek to work hard for the people’s party, Zanu PF, to regain its revolutionary image as the defender of our freedom, democracy and the gains of our liberation struggle,” Chaibva wrote.

The controversial former MDC spokesperson said his roots were in Zanu PF, where he claimed to have served as a guerilla in that party’s military unit, Zanla, during the liberation struggle that brought independence to Zimbabwe in 1980.

“I cannot be part of that and have decided to re-dedicate my energy and a modest 26 years experience in politics to working amongst and with cadres who know where we have come from and who cherish our liberation struggle legacy, in deed and in word. I am a child of Zanla and back home I am going!” his letter says.

Comments (7)

Does this guy have a family? He needs advise and hey how I pity him. How did he qualify anyway when he does not have the requisite 5 years we all know he was with Ago. This man has always been a loser and it is about high time he just resignss to praise singing only, It helps him.

wamaromo - 28 June 2013

It just shows that what he always said on ZUNU PF BROADICASTING CORPORATION no one like it.

kesh madamombe - 28 June 2013

Chaibva is a political prostitute masquarading as a political commentator.

mukanya - 28 June 2013

I hear more than 50 Zanu pf losing candidates have filed their papers as independents and some as second zanu pf

mafikizolo - 28 June 2013

CHAIBVA you shameless moron!You faceless dude!You shameless loser try smthing child.Try selling boiled eggs or cigarettes in mbare.You shaeless sycophantic bootlicker you are a disgrace!!!!

CHAIBVA CHAORA CHAENDA - 28 June 2013

Perhaps Mr. Chaibva is well done like his name this time around. The Chinese say, "He who has the sharpest tongue slits his own throat" ..This statement is not attributed to Chaibva alone but one John Moyo as well, one goat gets you ten heifers he will not win the Tsholotsho seat and then he will join Chaibva on the dunghill of our politics..These two can take heart as in tow will be Didymus Mutasa, Chinamasa, Charamba, Mahoso and others..it will be a bonfire of loser clowns in the next 30 or so days!

gutter poet - 29 June 2013

our country has great potential. let us vote in peace. ngatisavhoterai mbavha. bato rinembavha munoriza

chikonzi - 29 June 2013

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