Scores eye Zanu-PF provincial posts

zanu posterHerald Reporters —-
SEVERAL candidates — with women leading the pack — have expressed enthusiasm to contest for posts in Zanu-PF provincial executive committees for the main, women and youth wings in elections slated for October 26. The candidates will battle it out for provincial, youth and provincial women’s league chairperson’s posts across the country’s 10 provinces ahead of the Zanu-PF Annual National People’s Conference scheduled to run from December 11 to 15 in Chinhoyi.

Zanu-PF principal director in the commissariat department Air-Vice Marshall Henry Muchena (Retired) said applications have been trickling in from the country’s 10 provinces.

“We are still receiving applications from interested candidates and there has been great enthusiasm. A good response has come from women who are willing to take the posts.

“Adequate information relating to the actual number of interested candidates will be available in due course, but all I can say is the process has been smooth and progressing well,” he said.

In Matabeleland North, incumbent provincial chairperson Cde Richard Moyo is squaring off against his deputy Cde Reed Dube.
“The names that are in the hat at the moment are nine and I am being challenged by my deputy Cde Reed Dube,” said Cde Moyo.

“Those vying for Women’s League provincial chairperson are Cde Madeline Bhebhe and Cde Siphiwe Mafuwa who is a councillor in Hwange. In the youth league, the incumbent chairperson Cde Delay Ncube is unchallenged.”

In Mashonaland Central, incumbent provincial chairperson Cde Dickson Mafios had submitted his curriculum vitae by end of day yesterday, while there were indications that former Muzarabani North legislator Cde Luke Mushore expressed interest is vying for the same post.

“In the Youth League, incumbent Cde Godfrey Tsenengu is being challenged by his deputy Cde Gilbert Kanhutu and former provincial chairperson Cde Dougmore Chimukoko,” said a source.

“The Women’s League current chairperson Cde Stella Muchapondwa is squaring off against provincial secretary for Transport Cde Dorothy Mashonganyika.”

There were also indications that Mashonaland East provincial chairperson Cde Ray Kaukonde was unchallenged.
In Masvingo, several military heavyweights are battling for the key positions. Retired Major General Gibson Mashingaidze and Brigadier General Callisto Gwanetsa are among those eyeing the provincial chairman’s post.

Cde Lovemore Matuke, who was Masvingo provincial chairman, before his suspension yesterday for insubordination, was also said to be interested in retaining his post but is likely to be ineligible in the wake of his suspension.

In the women’s wing the battle is likely to pit incumbent provincial chairwoman Cde Shylet Uyoyo who is squaring off with Cde Alginia Mhlanga the current deputy chairwoman for the party in Masvingo.

The Youth Wing sitting provincial youth chairperson Cde Yeukai Matsaure is said to be seeking re-election and would battle against his deputy Cde Oliver Huruva.

In Mashonaland West, at least five people would battle it out in a tight race to succeed incumbent Cde John Mafa at the helm of the Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial executive.

Former chairman Dr Philip Chiyangwa submitted his curriculum vitae along with Hurungwe West National Assembly member Cde Temba Mliswa, Cde Nimrod Chiminya and Colonel Guvheya Beta also submitted their CVs.

In the Women’s League incumbent Cde Sarah Mahoka squares off with Cde Constance Shamu while in the Youth League at least nine people have challenged incumbent Cde Bywell Mbiri.

According to a source, Harare incumbent provincial chairperson Cde Amos Midzi is battling it out with Cde Jason Passade, Cde Justin Zvandasara and Cde Forbes Magadu.

Harare youth wing sitting provincial youth chairperson Cde Jimu Kunaka is said to be facing a challenge from ssix other candidates.

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  • onlooker

    I hear Sarah Mahoka left school mid grade 2 and can neither read nor write . How can she be effective as a leader ? Cant read minutes of meetings etc .

  • Alice Mutero

    ku MDC – T hakua zvese izvi, posts are fillied through imposition of candidates. Pedza Tsvangirai woti anoda kutipa democracy. Tsvangison learn from ZANU-PF

  • yebo

    Aiice unonyepa zviri kwese izvi, dai ku ZPF kusina impositionof candfidates vana Kereke maizovadzing here, handiti vanhu vakati vanoda Kereke,ivo vachida ku imposer Musakwa. Be broad, kwete kungoti zvawanzwa woti ndizvo.

    • Vengai

      Mash west we hear that Bywell Mbiri is now 39 and he cuts off his age to 34. according to the green book, he must not participate. only below 30yrs. where a u leaders. this guy has failed the youth of mash west, we need change for the better. if there is one enemy destroying the party is corruption. Bywel do no qualify to stand. give us new youth leaders for progress sake.

  • Panhowe

    In most provinces there was shameful imposition of women chairpersons.In Mashonaland Central for instance a Ms Aliquina Katsande who can barely write her name was forced on the province. In fact the imposition of candidates man or women

  • Mimi

    It is all about someone’s fate and nothing about education. The MDC-T however leads by example in just picking ignorant people to posts. Ever heard of Ambassador Makuvise, Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Germany, no school, nothing and this guy has been earning a huge salary at the imposition by none other…. you guessed it TSVANGIRAI

  • Panhowe

    It is not only Ms Sarah Mahoka who is barely literate vying for the position of woman chairperson, there is the classical case of Ms Aquiline Katsvande in Mashonaland East who can barely write her name. This lady, Katsande, has been in parliament since the 2005 and 2008 elections yet has not spoken a single word in the August House. I agree with Onlooker above and I quote his question that how can she be effective as leader. I smell the imposition of the later on the women league in her province.

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