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Bigwigs flood Zanu PF HQ with election rigging complaints following bloodbath

Zanu PF sets up tribunal to handle complaints

HARARE – TOP Zanu PF officials and party bigwigs who had served multiple terms in office and had seemingly become untouchables have refused to go out without a fight and will not accept accept the hammer blow of defeat.

Zim Morning Post understands that the party’s headquarters has seen an avalanche of complaints with officials seeking redress in elections which they have called a sham.

The party has responded by appointing a special ad-hoc tribunal to determine allegations of electoral malpractices.

Zanu PF’s National Political Commissar Mike Bimha on Tuesday confirmed that the party had appointed a committee to look into the complaints adding that some of the outcomes may affect the results.

According to preliminary results released on Monday, some ministers and seasoned lawmakers were ousted as the ruling party reenergized itself in preparation for this year’s national harmonised elections.

Kindness Paradza, deputy minister of information and publicity, was defeated in the Makonde constituency by Simbarashe Ziyambi, while Marian Chombo, deputy minister of local government and public works, won in Zvimba North.

Zanu-PF’s primary elections in Mashonaland Central led to 12 National House of Assembly candidates being replaced, with six incumbents holding onto their seats. Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Monica Mavhunga, was beaten in the senatorial seat by Cde Nicholas Goche.

A major shake up was seen in Mt. Darwin and Guruve where all incumbents lost, with Stephen Kabozo and Norman Marikisi, Mt. Darwin South and East respectively, being beaten by Kudakwashe Mupamhanga and Dzidzai Burau. Cde Barnwell Seremwe was overtaken by Witness Jonga in Mt. Darwin West, while Laban Munemo snatched the Guruve seat.

In Mazowe South, Politburo member Fortune Chasi lost to Norbert Muzungunye, while in Mazowe West constituency Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Cde Kazembe Kazembe bounced back against Christopher Makwezva.

Marry Mliswa-Chikoka, the Mashonaland West minister of state for provincial affairs and devolution, lost to Kambuzuma Chinjai in Hungwe West, while Douglas Mombeshora, the secretary for health and childcare in Mhangura, came back.

Webster Shamu had lost the Chegutu East primary elections, although the results have not yet been certified. Beitbridge West Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Ruth Maboyi lost to Thusani Ndoo.