Mujuru mauls Mnangagwa

HARARE - Vice president Joice Mujuru’s camp romped to an emphatic victory over the weekend, crushing their rivals in the Zanu PF provincial polls.

The vote was blighted with violence, voter registration irregularities and logistical challenges.

Announcing the results at the party headquarters yesterday, Simon Khaya Moyo, the Zanu PF chairperson, said the results were not final as they awaited confirmation and endorsement by the politburo.

“I am aware that some inconveniences could have been caused by inadequate provision of transport, late arrival of ballot papers and inaccuracies in some registers,” Khaya Moyo said.

“Corrective measures were promptly taken where applicable,” he told a press briefing also attended by Didymus Mutasa, secretary for administration, Webster Shamu, secretary for commissariat and Oppah Muchinguri, secretary for the Women’s League.

Reports that reached the Daily News last night suggest that in Masvingo, Bikita and Gutu, there were violent clashes as people protested their failure to vote.

From the results presented so far, Mujuru’s camp could have reached its target of eight provinces with a chance of getting to nine if Temba Mliswa is elected in Mashonaland West, where he was said to be holding an unassailable lead.

Results  from the seven provinces where polls were held to chose provincial leaders, suggest that Mujuru loyalists won the race.

In Harare, Amos Midzi, the incumbent chairperson, thrashed his main rival and Mount Pleasant legislator, Jaison Passade with a 2604 margin to reclaim the chairmanship post.

Midzi garnered 5647 while Passade received 3011.

In the Women’s League, Angeline Matambanadzo won while in the Youth League Godfrey Gomwe won ahead of Jim Kunaka.

In Masvingo, Callisto Gwanetsa, a Mujuru loyalist, hammered his close challenger, Ailes Baloyi with a 4112 margin.

In the Women’s League, Shylet Uyoyo romped to victory.

The Youth League chairperson post went to Oliver Huruva who received 3 249 votes against 2 507 received by his closest contender.

Bulawayo incumbent chairperson, Callistus Ndlovu retained his post, beating his rival Douglas Ndlovu with a 1126 vote margin.

Ndlovu’s ex-deputy, Killen Sibanda was placed third in an election marred with voter register irregularities.

In the Women’s League, Evah Bitu won, with Khumbulani Mpofu clinching the Youth League chairperson.

Ray Kaukonde, provincial chairperson for Mashonaland East, retained his post with an emphatic victory of over 21 647 votes against his challenger, Philemon Mutongi.

Kaukonde received a total of 24 263 votes while his rival got 2616. He was the biggest winner in the provincial polls.

Aquelina Katsande was elected uncontested in the Women’s League so was Luckson Kandemiri in the Youth League. Both were uncontested.

Andrew Langa, the Sports minister,  retained his Matabeleland chairmanship after beating Lloyd Siyoka with a 4534 margin.

Alice Dube and Washington Nkomo were elected chairperson for the Women and Youth Leagues uncontested respectively.

Richard Moyo, the only winner from the faction believed to be loyal to Mnangagwa, retained his Matabeleland North chairmanship after beating his rival Reeds Dube with a 4669 margin.

Mediline Bhebhe won the Women’s League chairperson post and Tamuka Nyoni was elected the youth chairperson.

Results from Mashonaland West province were not yet in at the time of going to print amid reports Mliswa, a fierce Mujuru loyalist had all but wrapped the contest ahead of controversial businessman Philip Chiyangwa.

Comments (18)

why are we not seeing those 25700s votes , thirty thousands forty nine thousands, were are those figures that we saw in the July elections. So only Kaukonde managed to scoop above twenty thousand.

tobias - 2 December 2013

why are we not seeing those 25700s votes , thirty thousands forty nine thousands, were are those figures that we saw in the July elections. So only Kaukonde managed to scoop above twenty thousand.

tobias - 2 December 2013

Mashonaland East at it Again. All other provinces recorded 1 to 5,000 voters. How did they end up +27,000 voters? Ndiko kunonzi kubaka uku. Kunonzi kumanufacture mavotes

dick mboko - 2 December 2013

The fact that the Mujuru camp managed to out-rig the wily Mnangagwa makes them more dangerous than the Mnangagwa faction. You can't beat Emmerson unless you are very ruthless yourself. Characters like Nyati (Didymus) need to watched carefully. They are a threat to democracy!

Boorangoma - 2 December 2013

This war started long ago during the liberation war and Mugabe picked a trick divide tem and defeat them. It is Zezuru & Karanga war who both cote the Manyika and the Ndebele whe it suits them. Munangagwa lost the war when he allowed to be used by the Zezuru to destroy potential Karangas like Zvobgo who were popular with the grass roots. He misled himself by thinking he had the presidency in the bag but alas just as he was one leg in someone among the Zezuru came up with what looked plausible to both side s a female vise president and who did they pick a Zezuru and Mugabe immediately crushed dissent in the name of party direction exactly the same way he cushed them and got them locked up in Moambique. They were all Karangas vana Gumbo nana Hamadzirii and more. Ndosaka muchivona muMDC musina Mazezuru mazhinji nokuti vatungamiriri vazhini Makaranga.

Upenyu Ndishe - 2 December 2013

This war started long ago during the liberation war and Mugabe picked a trick divide tem and defeat them. It is Zezuru & Karanga war who both cote the Manyika and the Ndebele whe it suits them. Munangagwa lost the war when he allowed to be used by the Zezuru to destroy potential Karangas like Zvobgo who were popular with the grass roots. He misled himself by thinking he had the presidency in the bag but alas just as he was one leg in someone among the Zezuru came up with what looked plausible to both side s a female vise president and who did they pick a Zezuru and Mugabe immediately crushed dissent in the name of party direction exactly the same way he cushed them and got them locked up in Moambique. They were all Karangas vana Gumbo nana Hamadzirii and more. Ndosaka muchivona muMDC musina Mazezuru mazhinji nokuti vatungamiriri vazhini Makaranga.

Upenyu Ndishe - 2 December 2013

If these were Zanu PF district structures voting, why are there so many differences in the numbers of voters. Yes we know there are different numbers of districts but can we say that there are 5 timesmore districts in Mash East than in Harare, Mash West, Manicaland etc. Manicaland had the highest number of voters so we would expect that there are more Zanu PF districts there

Zii - 2 December 2013

Upenyu ndishe you spoke the truth. Ndichakutengera siripasi. Good observation. Munangagwa for all his selling out forgot kuti he is Karanga and the Zezurus never forget. We had lots of them good and credible Karangas whom he sold out. Wakamama

Chokwadi - 2 December 2013

makwikwi bhora rembabvu

tinomuda - 2 December 2013

Dog eat dog,hahaha.

josefa chinotimba - 2 December 2013

@ushe wabaya dede nekumanhamba zvokwadi ndosaka vanababa Gumbo vokwedu vachinyimwa zvikudhla mucabinet nhai hondo yakabva Mocambique .Asi hazvinei hangabatiri chikwiri kunewekwakwo ini ndinoti Mnangangwa ndizvo haasati adona anogwa semvumba masimba anotora

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 2 December 2013

This has nothing to do with tribalism, otherwise people like Mavhaire would not be supporting Mujuru. Mujuru is just the better of two evils. Mnagagwa's baggage is just to heavy starting from Gukurahundi and his glorious days as head of the CIO. He is not even liked within his own party. Indeed he is feared and that is why people have used the secret ballot to marginalize him. However, like all the so called liberators, Mujuru and Mnagagwa have become corrupt mercenaries and they are part of the a looter continua brigade. None of them can give Zimbabweans hope for a better future. They are from the same greedy and corrupt cloth.

connie - 2 December 2013

iwe MUNANGAGWA zvawakavuraya vamwe vako tarisa zezuru. rotungamira!wakapondesa comrade TONGO uchinzi tichakupaushe zvinouno wakaremadzisa ZVOBGO. CHITARISA UVONE KUKARAUSHE USINA NJERE.NDINI MUZUKURU WENYU SEKURU EMMERSON HAMUHWI MAZVIHWA!!!!!!!!!

musaigwanana mazvihwa hwenje - 2 December 2013

These figures we are seeing tell us that in all provinces these are the numbers of zanu suporters anything more than that will be fraud.

Dibulaanyika - 2 December 2013

I hope that speaks and answers our problems with the economy, especially the politics of the stomach. All explains July 31st in polite language.

XX - 2 December 2013

...meanwhile, back at the ranch, Emmerson is having tea with Constantine, Paradzai and Perence. Hardly a weak and defeated lot is it. If Emmerson cant get it democratically, he has an ace up his sleeve, believe me.

simba - 3 December 2013

What a farce. Gudo kunyange ukarizora AMBI rinongova gudo chete.

Kachembere kekwaChivi - 3 December 2013

Tobias you are typical MDC chaiyo. In ZANU PF not everyone votes for provincial members. Only 102 now 117 people of districts vote. I hope you are now educated

Musa - 3 December 2013

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