Mnangagwa faces stern Magunje test

President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces a stern test in Hurungwe, a traditional Zanu PF stronghold after former Zanu PF member and now independent candidate for Magunje constituency, Godfrey Gandawa, has pleaded with his supporters to play bhora musango against the ruling party’s presidential candidate.

By Everson Mushava

Addressing a campaign rally at Mudzimu business centre on Saturday, Gandawa said: “They threatened to kill me, I am not afraid. I will never vote for Mnangagwa. If you want, you can vote for him, but as for me, he will never get my vote. He betrayed me, he never stood for me. All in the Gandawa family, do not give him your votes, and there are many people to vote for.”

Gandawa was the MP for the area before he was recalled from the party over his alleged G40 links.

Prior to his recall, he was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission over allegations of misappropriating money meant for the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund.

Magunje constituency has close to 21 000 registered voters and Gandawa will face Cecil Kashiri (Zanu PF), Tonderai Kusemamuriwo (MDC Alliance) Henry Madiro, (Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity) and one Gatsi from the Joice Mujuru-lead Rainbow Coalition party.

Zanu PF is also having sleepless nights over several constituencies, where former ruling party MPs will stand either as independents or opposition candidates.

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  1. Silvester Matambo

    Ahaa, what a ridiculous headline, who is Gandawa. ED PFEEEEEEEEEE

    1. shunguhadziurayi mangarayi

      Taura hako who is gandawa to test our President. He must go peacefully and join the other batch of fools like him. We don’t need his vote ine huwori

  2. Why is he allowed to seek a public office when he has pending corruption cases?!

    1. Uri dofo remunhu is a pending case a conviction .

  3. GONO–ISM APPROACHING FAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. Wezhira Wezhara

    Washaya nyaya iwe reporter. Anyway kudos for covering all political party activities except Zanu PF. But ziva kuti ED Pfeee will all that hatred.

  5. and newsday are trying too hard ed is winning hearts and minds

  6. Gandawa has got support from his immediate family members only , no one else.he can not even influence voters.

  7. There is no need for all this cold war this is July the truth shall be revealed

  8. bheveni sibanda

    kuhukura kwembwa hakutadzisi Nzou kupfuura saka kusavhota kwake handiko kunoita ED atadze kuhwina because zvave pachena manje kuti Mnangagwa haana waanomisidzana naye pama elections aya

  9. bvondorai Benyu

    zanupf and ED will not win these election. Gandawa and other G40 members are proving that they are a liability to zanupf especially in Mashonaland. This is Mugabe’s strategy to make sure Zanupf loses these elections. I am too convinced that Chamisa is going to win

  10. Hanganwa Dzegunguwo

    Gandawa is a thief. he worked with Prof Jonah Moyo to empty the coffers of ZIMDEF. Gandawa get ready for the Slammer, putting on a three quarter khaki short without underwear.

  11. ED pfeeeee

  12. Ed pfee

    Munangangwa another wina


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