Newly elected Mhangura MP basks in glory

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Newly elected Mhangura MP basks in glory Cde Masango

The Herald

Conrad Mupesa in Mhangura
Zanu-PF National Assembly legislator-elect for Mhangura Cde Precious Chinhamo Masango is basking in the glory of having the highest votes received in the July 30 harmonised elections in Mashonaland West Province.

Cde Chinhamo Masango polled 26 072 votes to lead the haul for the ruling Zanu-PF in Mashonaland West.

The votes are also the second highest garnered by Zanu-PF in a constituency across the country, with Cde Roy Bhila who polled 35 893 votes in Chiredzi North topping the list.

Cde Chinhamo Masango had 26 072 votes against the MDC-Alliance’s Garikai Gorejena’s 3 466 votes, while other contestants in the race for the seat Mr Peter Kadamba (National Patriotic Front) and Mr Aleck Munaki (#Freedom Movement Zimbabwe) did not score high.

In total, Mashonaland West, which is ironically former president Robert Mugabe’s home province, where he also sent his cronies to destabilise the party, won 17 National Assembly seats, with the MDC-Alliance getting three.

Independent candidate Mr Temba Mliswa grabbed the Norton constituency seat.

In an interview, Cde Chinhamo Masango vowed to work hard in fulfilling her promises, while being guided by the party’s manifesto.

“I pledged to support people in the constituency with basic social amenities, good roads, improved communication systems amongst other things,” she said.

“I have already started working on some of the pledges. The number of people who voted for me show that people have trust in me, hence I will work tirelessly as their servant.”

Cde Chinhamo Masango said she would be working with the community.

“I will also see to it that I have an open door policy so that everyone in the constituency benefits,” she said.

Meanwhile, other significant wins for Zanu-PF in Mashonaland West were recorded in Chakari, Muzvezve, Hurungwe East and Zvimba North.

In Chakari, Zanu-PF candidate Cde Andrew Nkala polled 25 028 votes to capture the seat for the ruling party against the MDC-Alliance Mr Asiyatu Phiri (4 202), National Patriotic Front’s Mr Eremia Mafias (738) while Mr Happymore Mateveke of Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity got 455 votes.

Cde Vangels Peter Haritatos polled 23 833 votes to lead Zanu-PF in the Muzvezve constituency where he defeated eight other contestants.

The MDC-Alliance had two candidates in the constituency with Mr Nicholas Tererai Mwanyashuro (7 109) and Mr Modock Mashongandoro (103).

Other losing candidates in Muzvezve included the MDC-T’s Mr Rangarirai Chigwangwavare (1 449), independent candidate Mr Hamlet Danda (211), the NPF’s Mr James Gendere (104), ZIPP’s Mr Johnasi (174), the National Consultative Assembly’s Mr Lasting Masaba Machuka got 103 votes with Mrs Barbra Nyarai Nyagomo of Progress Democrats of Zimbabwe polling 144 votes.

In Hurungwe East, Cde Ngoni Masenda (Zanu-PF) polled 21 286 votes to defeat the People’s Rainbow Coalition Mr Batsirai Chongo (710), independent candidate Mr Marko Gukwa (634), Mrs Sarah Mahoka of NPF who got 407 votes, Ms Tsitsi Mhuka (ZIPP) got 204 votes and Mr Edson Nzimbe (NRZP) who polled 198 votes.

Cde Marian Chombo also exorcised her former husband and ex-finance minister Dr Ignatius Chombo’s ghost grabbing the Zvimba North constituency with 20 308 for Zanu-PF.

She defeated MDC-Alliance’s Godfrey Joe Lunesi (2 032), ZIPP’s Josejoy Chimanyemba (ZIPP), Nosper Gonga of MDC-T (860), the United National African Congress’s Mr Nobert Matare (144), independent candidate Mr Edwin Matibiri 254 votes, the PRC’s Ms Tecla Imbayarwo (249) and the NPF’s Mr Kembo Paul Mushonga who polled 159 votes.

Other Zanu-PF candidates who made it to the National Assembly include Cde Kindness Paradza (Makonde), Cde Webster Shamu (Chegutu East), Cde Tawanda Tungamirai (Zvimba East), Cde Doubt Ndiweni (Hurungwe Central), Cde Phillip Chiyangwa (Zvimba South) and Cde Polite Kambamura (Sanyati).

The list also includes Cde Ability Gandawa (Hurungwe North), Cde Marry Mliswa (Hurungwe West), Cde Tavengwa Mukuhlani (Mhondoro-Ngezi), Cde Freddy Kapuya (Mhondoro-Mubaira) and Cde Cecil Kashiri (Magunje).

Zanu-PF provincial chairman for Mashonaland West Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi wraps up the list of MPs from the province.

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