Mnangagwa flies to Masvingo ahead of Zanu PF provincial polls

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is today set to fly to Masvingo ahead of a crunch Zanu PF provincial chairman election re-run, amid speculation his visit was to drum up support for former chairperson, Ezra Chadzamira.

BY TATENDA CHITAGU

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa is scheduled to officially open a private ward at Masvingo General Hospital.

The private ward, formerly an old nurses’ home, was refurbished by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Masvingo provincial medical director, Amadius Shamhu, yesterday confirmed Mnangagwa’s visit.

“The private ward is set to be officially opened by the Vice-President today. It was refurbished by the SDA church, it is not the (Health) ministry that refurbished it,” Shamhu said.

Zanu PF sources in Masvingo said Mnangagwa was likely to take the opportunity to canvass support for Chadzamira, who is battling it out with retired army officer Mutero Masanganise, on Saturday.

“He may as well take the opportunity to canvass support for Chadzamira,” a Zanu PF insider, who declined to be named, said.

The party’s provincial caretaker leader, Joram Gumbo, will supervise the elections together with Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs minister Cain Mathema.

The elections were aborted a few weeks ago after it emerged that some party districts had been skipped, as they were inaccessible due to inclement weather.

Before the polls were called off, Chadzamira, who was once suspended for alleged indiscipline before being cleared by the politburo, had polled 12 393 votes against Masanganise’s 4 888 votes.

Masanganise also challenged the results, alleging massive electoral irregularities.

Masvingo and Midlands provinces are considered Mnangagwa’s strongholds in Zanu PF circles.

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13 Comments

  1. Wezhira wezhara

    Vhurai ward shumba vanhu varapwe. Vanhu ngavasada kubatanidzira zvechipatara nema elections because izvi zveWard reHospital zvakarongwa maelections asati ataugwa. Kunyangwe hazvo zvakadaro Chadzamira muOffice mangwana. Pasi ne G40

    1. He is flying nekuti road hapana… KKKKKKKK

      1. If we had followed the Smith trajectory we would all be flying to Masvingo, Kwekwe, Gweru Bulawayo, Beitbridge, and Mutare but thanks to the Karikoga Gumiremiseves we have to walk.

  2. Afred Moyana

    The heading of this story is quite misleading. Poor journalism apa.

  3. Kana musina nyaya nyorai zvaLameck!

  4. Progressive Zimbabwean

    This is a very misleading headline bordering on mischief. Majourno can do anything to sell a paper vakomana. I thought his visit had something to do with him getting involved in the election only to realise that it is a mere coincidence with the opening of the ward happening at the same time and most probably scheduled prior to the announcement of the dates for the Masvingo elections!

  5. wezhira wezhara

    Zarurai ward iyo president wangu. musvike nepaZCC muchizodzwa anoiting water na Dr Bishop Mutendi muzoenda ne Happy Valley Rd makananga kupurizi kwenyu Shumba.

  6. Pasi ne G40!

  7. Haa ndatenda hangu wezhira wezhara Lacoste unoida mwana wamai and i hope your prayers will be heard!I am an MDC T Supporter but i think Garwe is a better devil than this old man

  8. Muongorori paHarare

    ho ho ho ho ho ho, and I am very surprised, if not PETRIFIED (chirungu chaVaZvobgo) , petrified that there are people who still think that there are coincidences in Zanu PF. Really you guys think its a coincidence?

    A whole Vice President opening a hospital ward?? Ko Provioncal Medical Director voitei? ko Governor? Lucky masvingo province….. who knows, Gushungo will come and open a Dormitory at Gokomere.

  9. GARWE BATA PITO MUDHARA TODA KUZVISUNGA ZVANA ZVE G40 zvinemanyemwa

  10. Maqueue epabank maona here imi. Tumaelections hatuna basa rese toda masolutions pamwe Moses wedu haasitombori muZanu pf. You dwell on frivolous issues zvekuti chairman weZanu pf kuMasvingo hazvina deal panguva ino!! Kkkkk nxaaa

  11. g40 ne Lacost same same bond note nema chunks vaive vose pagukurahundi nepana 2008 hativadi imhondi idzi MDC T IS THE BEST CHETE Tswangirai ndiyo solution yedu chete .Famba nebora Save kipa ari pa wheelchair

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