Zanu-PF seeks to retain Mhondoro-Mubaira seat


Chinhoyi Bureau
Zanu-PF candidate Cde George Gangarahwe will lock horns with little-known Freedom Front Party candidate Mr Rodwell Nyanganya after the two successfully filed their papers at the close of the Nomination Court for the Mhondoro-Mubaira constituency by-election yesterday.

The Nomination Court sat in Chinhoyi to consider candidates for the Mhondoro-Mubaira constituency which fell vacant following the expulsion and subsequent recall from Parliament of Mr Sylvester Nguni.

Announcing the outcome, acting Zimbabwe Electoral Commission provincial manager for Mashonaland West Mr Austin Ndlovu said since more than one candidate successfully filed papers an election would be held on March 5.

“At the close of the Nomination Court Zanu-PF’s George Gangarahwe and Freedom Front Party candidate Rodwell Nyanganya successfully filed their papers. Therefore an election will be held on March 5, 2016,” he said.

In an interview, Cde Gangarahwe said victory for him was certain as he was battling against someone unknown in the area.

“There are a lot of things that need to be done to improve the lives of people in the area including re-grading of roads and of immediate attention is the issue of hunger and poverty which we hope to address by initiating projects for people in the area,” he said.

Mr Nyanganya filed his papers and immediately vanished from the court.

Zanu-PF provincial chairman Cde Ephraim Chengeta said it’s all systems go as the party seeks to retain the seat.

The party has swept all by-elections conducted in recent months.

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