A TOP Central Intelligence Organisation officer, Magna Mudyiwa, on Monday emerged the winner of the Zanu PF primary elections held to find a ruling party candidate for the July 24 Mudzi West by-election.
by Our correspondent
The seat fell vacant following the death of party stalwart Aquillina Katsande who passed away in March after a long illness.
Mudyiwa, who in 2013 lost to Katsande in the party primaries ahead of the July 31 elections, won resoundingly after polling 7 564 votes, while Kumbirai Maguze garnered 906 votes.
Lovemore Svosve polled 640 votes, while Christopher Musa got 336 votes with Samuel Mlambo polling a paltry 237 votes.
Katsande died in hospital after a long illness and was buried at her rural home in Masenda Village.
She was part of the Ray Kaukonde-led executive team that was fired on allegations of trying to topple President Robert Mugabe, working with ousted former Vice-President Joice Mujuru.