Mutinhiri's NPF registers with Zec

HARARE - The Ambrose Mutinhiri-led National Patriotic Front (NPF) yesterday registered with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec).

In its letter to Zec acting chief elections officer Utloile Silaigwana, the party said: “This is to notify you that we, the NPF, are a political party duly established by a constitution by the founders of the party on the December 7, 2017 in accordance with the laws of Zimbabwe.

“It is our intention and indeed the objective of our party, to contest local, parliamentary and presidential elections as they may constitutionally occur.

“In this connection, we avail ourselves and we would be pleased to be invited to participate in meetings for political parties which the Commission periodically convenes,” the party’s spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire said in a letter to Zec dated March 6, 2018.

NPF had largely remained a political project on paper until the surprise resignation of Ambrose Mutinhiri from Zanu PF last week to take up its leadership — springing another candidate into an already congested presidential race likely to be tightly-contested between the ruling party and the MDC Alliance.


Comments (3)

Mutinhiri is just disgruntled that his association with the Mugabes and G40 cost him the second vice presidency. By virtue of him being the most senior former ZAPU member, he was supposed to be the second VP but he was overlooked in favour of Mohadi

Observer - 8 March 2018

I disagree @Observer the NPF was established in South Africa by the exiled G40 namely Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwawo,Savior Kasukuwere and the Mugabes. This Mutinhiri is just a caretaker paving way for Grace then Moyo or Zhuwawo. These are angry souls because they got crushed with one foot in. Grace is wanting to vomit suicide for her losses

Syd Chiwambu - 8 March 2018

In Zimbabwe people are allowed to start and register political party or church, or any association, I don't understand why people are losing sleep over NPF when there are dozens of other parties already registered others will soon register also. People need a wider choice of representation. This culture of insulting each other is not progressive at all.

Tonderayi - 8 March 2018

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