NewsDay Online team gives you updates from the Zanu PF primary elections being held country- wide.
Updates by Cecilia Kamuputa and Tinotenda Samukange
18:04 – In Mutare South, Nyasha Chikwinya beat the sitting MP Fred Kanzama.
18:02 – Kadoma – Counting has now started after delays in voting yesterday Owen Ncube wins Gokwe-Kana constituency beating current MP Busi Ngwenya.
17:58 – In Buhera West, Oliver Mandipaka has been declared winner. His challenger Wilson Nzuma claims massive rigging and says he will challenge the results.
16:05 – Marondera Central constituency – Zanu PF Mashonaland East provincial chairperson Ray Kaukonde has won.
16:02 – In Chegutu East, Zanu PF political commissar Webster Shamu has emerged triumphant against John Mafa.
15:57 – In Buhera North, sitting MP William Mtomba triumphed while voting is progressing in Mutare South.
15:26 – In Makoni South Mandiitawani Chimene has won.
15:18 – Harare – Onesmo Gore has won in Southerton.
14:44 – From the readers “Paita nyonga-nyonga paUnit D Chitungwiza primary elections. Mamwe mazita oshaikwa vanhu votadza kuvhota”
14:25 – Win Mlambo romps to victory in Chipinge East. Adam Chimwa wins in Chipinge West while in Musikavanhu Joshua Murire triumphed.
14:09 – Makoni Central/Bikita West – Uncorfimed reports says Justice minister Patrick Chinamasa and Businessman Munyaradzi Kereke have won in Makoni Central and Bikita West constituencies respectively.
14:07 – Trinity Munowenyu has won the Mutare Central Zanu PF ticket.
13:52 – Chivi Central MP Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana has lost to Ephraim Gwanogodza.
13:35 – Redcliff Constituency current MP Isheunesu Muza falls to Haris Ncube results yet to be announced.
13:12 – In Zhombe constituency former MP Daniel Makenzi Ncube was uncontested and in Silobela businessman Mthokozisa Manoki Mpofu won uncontested.
12:45 – Kwekwe – In Mbizo Constituency Moses Murada won after polling 1248 votes over his nearest rival Onisimo Zhavairo with 635.
12:36 – Kwekwe Central constituency – Masango Matambanadzo won with 1578 votes against Conelius Mupereri’s 883 votes while former Kwekwe Executive. Mayor Stanford Bonyongwa trailed with 497 votes.
12:29 – In Kwekwe constituency Masango Matambanadzo has won the bid to represent Zanu PF in the forthcoming harmonised elections.
12:20 – Chinhoyi – Voting is continuing this morning while at some centres counting has begun. Unconfirmed reports says Businessman Philip Chiyangwa is leading. Richard Chafausipo one of the contestants is alleging irregularities.
11:52 – Makoni West – Minister of Agriculture Joseph Made has failed in his bid to represent Zanu PF after he lost to Kudzi Chipanga by a margin of close to 1 000 votes.
11:48 – Chipinge South – Enock Porusingazi claims victory after beating facing five others.
09:53 – Mutare – Voting continues this morning in Mutare South and West. In Some parts of Mutare West, sitting MP Fred Kanzama said voting started this morning because there were no ballot papers and ballot boxes.
Wednesday June 26 – 08:31–Kwekwe – Results coming in show that in Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife Auxilia won the right to represent the party for the Kwekwe senate seat.
18:48 – Kwekwe – Voting continuing at Chana Primary School in Mbizo. Anyone with an ID now being allowed to vote after the voters roll was said to be in shambles.
17:42 – Guruve – Primary elections in Mbire have reportedly been postponed to Wednesday due to the late arrival of ballot papers.
17:22– Chiredzi – Elections officials arrived around 1600hrs at Chitsanga hall,Musikawematanda and Chiredzi christian college but voting has not yet started. Voters are complaining of possible rigging as it is getting dark and electricity has just been switched off.
17:04 – Redcliff – Disgruntled Zanu PF supporters allege rigging and say the party’s voters roll is in shambles and should be discarded.
16:22 – Voting yet to commence inRafingora because Marian Chombo’s name is not appearing on the ballot papers. People still waiting to be advised on the way forward.
15:58 – Chiredzi – As at 1445, polling was yet to commence as there were no ballot papers and ballot boxes. At Chiredzi Christian College there were less than 50 people. The rest had gone back.
15:53 – Kwekwe – Polling station at Amaveni has been closed as factionalism takes toll. Supporters of one faction locked outside. While Zanu PF is conducting primaries, voter registration is also taking place .
15:50 – Zvimba North – Max Chipindo whose huts were burnt had been threatened during party meetings for supporting Marian Chombo. A woman accused of tempering with ballot papers was also arrested.
15:40 – From the readers – “Ballot boxes just arrived in St Mary’s so it’s game on here as we speak now”.
15:30 – Bindura South Nyava It is Remigeo Matangira Vs Venenzia Madhake. Ballot boxes are said to have arrived at 1300 hours.
15:15 – Norton – There are complaints about voters being turned away. Voting started after 1300 hours due to the late arrival of ballot papers from Chegutu. School authorities are said to have denied Zanu PF permission to use their schools which led to some wards having their elections in open spaces.
15:10 – Kadoma – By 1400 hours, voting had not yet started.
15:05 –Chegutu Urban -Voting started at 12:30
15:00 – Chegutu rural – The primaries are confusion-marred with voting still to begin by 1300 hours. People were anxiously waiting for polling officers to arrive but others were already leaving.
14:03 – Chipinge lowveld – From the readers “There there is nothing too tavekutodzoka kumba isu. Tabvira kudhara takagarira muna mwaChecheche chiregai timirire wavachatipa wacho handiti ndivo vanoziva.”
13:57 – Zvimba North – Polling yet to commence in Zvimba North where Ignatius Chombo is battling it out with ex-wife Marian and President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Edwin Matibiri. Marian Chombo’s supporters now threatening to boycott polls.
13:55 –Mutare-Voting yet to commence, officials still trying to sort out ballot paper issues.
13:52 – Rusape – At Vengere Hall people are yet to vote since there were no ballot boxes and papers in the morning. Boxes are now here but there are no ballot papers yet. Just over 30 people are gathered outside the hall. 13:50–Chimanimani – From the readers “Tichakangomirira hatisikuziva kuti chii chirikuitika. There is no action here.”
13:49– Zvimba – Two Huts belonging to a Marian Chombo supporter were set ablaze last night near Katawa secondary school on the way to Rafingora.
13:33 – Kwekwe – Clashes between rival factions clashed at Mbizo 7 over alleged imposition of candidates. Voters being asked to write the name of their preferred candidate on the ballot paper as there is no provision to place an X. At Emthonjeni in Mbizo voting yet to begin.
13:29 – Zanu PF chairman Simon Khaya Moyo says results from the ongoing primary elections to be announced tomorrow at 10 am.
13:22 – Mabvuku – Voting progressing smoothly at Chikurubi.
13:01 – Marondera – MDC-T Mayor Farai Nyandoro has declared he will stand as an independent legislator for Marondera after two of his favourites out of twelve wards aspiring Councillors won to represent MDC-T in Marondera Central thereby shattering his dreams of becoming mayor of the town.
Zanu PF leadership on Sunday directed all provinces to conduct their own elections and source their own funds for logistics Mashonaland East province sourced 8 000 litres of petrol and printed 900 000 ballot papers some of which were delivered this morning.
The province also assisted the police with fuel as ZRP was incapacitated. Mashonaland East governor Ray Kaukonde confirmed the development saying the house was now in order and voting was underway.
12:22 – Epworth – Voting progressing well at Domboramwari.
12:04 – In Chinhoyi voting is yet to start as the officials to conduct the voting are yet to arrive on the scene. No voting material such as ballot papers. Only a few people observed at Chinhoyi vocational training, Hunyani primary and Chikonohono primary.
12:01 – In Chegutu, voting is yet to start. Officials running around buying buckets to use as ballot boxes.
11:53 – In Chikanga -Dangamvura constituency at Beit Hall in ward 7, less than 20 people were present around 1000hrs when NewsDay visited the area.
11:52 – In Mutare Central and Chikanga-Dangamvura constituency voting process yet to start. Voting was set to begin at 7 am but by 11am there was still no activity.
Zanu Pf Provincial spokesperson Charles Samuriwo said the delay was an administrative issue as well as a strategy to contain double voting by members
11:44-In Norton by 11am no sign of voting had started .Candidates said they were still waiting for the poling officials to arrive from chegutu.
11:37 – Mbare – Voting has begun. Tendai Savanhu’s supporters turning away supporters of another contestant only identified as Mashiri.
11:33 – Gormonzi – There was chaos at Chinyika primary. By 11 am nothing had happened and some delegates had begun dispersing. There was heavy police presence in anticipation of violence.