Ruling Party Bigwigs Face Axe in Zimbabwe's Upcoming Primaries

Despite the selection of Zanu-PF candidates for primary elections having been marred by allegations of underhand dealings and unfair treatment, a number of senior ruling party officials risk losing their parliamentary seats after they failed to avoid primary elections in their constituencies. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's advisor Chris Mutsvangwa, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Information Communication Technology Minister Supa Mandiwanzira are some of the ruling party heavyweights that could lose their seats as they have been challenged.



  • Zimbabwe:   Ruling Party Bigwigs Face Axe

    Zimbabwe Standard, 23 April 2018

    A number of senior Zanu PF officials risk losing their parliamentary seats after they failed to avoid primary elections in their constituencies. Read more »

Zanu-PF's Supa Mandiwanzira, CHris Mutsvangwa, Patrick Chinamasa and Tshinga Dube (file photo).

  • Zimbabwe:   Zanu-PF Politburo Approves Candidates

    The Herald, 21 April 2018

    The Zanu-PF Politburo yesterday approved a final list of aspiring candidates for the ruling party's primary elections. The names of successful candidates, together with the date of… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Ruling Party Starts Vetting of CVs

    The Herald, 9 April 2018

    Zanu-PF provinces are today expected to submit to the party headquarters in Harare curriculum vitaes (CVs) of aspiring candidates for the party's May 5 primary elections with the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Zanu-PF Sets Primary Polls Date

    The Herald, 30 March 2018

    PF will hold primary elections on May 5 to elect council and National Assembly candidates, who will represent the party in the forthcoming harmonised polls expected in July, and… Read more »

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