Zanu PF sets ad-hoc poll committee

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF yesterday set up an ad-hoc committee to supervise the party’s remaining seven provincial elections, after the vote was sullied by fraud allegations.

Simon Khaya-Moyo, Zanu PF national chairman, told a news conference at the party headquarters that the seven provinces will vote on November 23.

“The vice president and second secretary Joice Mujuru chairs the committee with the national chairman Simon Khaya-Moyo, secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, and the secretary for commissariat Webster Shamu, as members,” Khaya-Moyo said.

Provincial elections are due in Harare, Bulawayo, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West,  Masvingo, Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South.

“Politburo members and members of the central committee will be deployed from the party headquarters to supervise the elections,” Khaya-Moyo said.

Provincial team leaders are ministers Ignatius Chombo,  Obert Mpofu , Dzikamai Mavhaire, Nicholas Goche, Sydney Sekeramayi, David Parirenyatwa  and politburo member Sikhanyiso Ndlovu.

He said team members and candidates would be announced in due course.

In Manicaland, John Mvundura won against Monica Mutsvangwa while Jaison Machaya prevailed over Larry Mavima in Midlands Province.

Luke Mushore beat Dick Mafios in Mashonaland Central Province.

All the three polls were characterised by ballot tampering accusations.

Comments (3)

This is but a confirmation that the president has endorsed Mai Mujuru's candidacy because the ad hoc committee is made up of her alliesonly.Ngwena hakuna chembwa ararire mutakura.

Aluta continua - 15 November 2013

The crocodile is watching quietly and ready to pounce when it is appropriate. Don't under estimate it and be mistaken that it is dead for you will regret at the end of the day, just wait and see as events unfold.

comrade mwana wevhu - 16 November 2013

There is no democracy in ZANU (PF) because the Committee is composed of VP Mujuru's people only so the playing field is not even. Ngwena has always beaten Mai Mujuru in all contested elections though she has been saved from defeat by using unorthodox undemocratic ruses to elevate her to the top. Hopefully, this time around, Ngwena will triumph. All things being equal, he deserves to take over when His Excellency, the President retires.

Chief Charumbira - 16 November 2013

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