- The seat fell vacant following the death of Patrick Chidakwa, who was a Zanu-PF legislator.
TEN candidates have submitted their CVs intending to contest in the ruling Zanu-PF party primary elections for the Marondera East parliamentary seat.
The ten who handed in their CVs to the party’s Mashonaland East provincial executive are as follows:
- Paradzai Bhasikoro,
- Tatenda Watambwa,
- Farai Mabvuwe,
- Taurai Chikukwa-Songore,
- Harold Gamu,
- Jeremiah Chiwetu (former MP for the area),
- Sami Mahufe,
- Fiona Tangawashe,
- Richmond Chikowore, and
- Ngonidzashe Mandaza.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Patrick Chidakwa, who was a Zanu-PF legislator.
The late Chidakwa had defeated Chiwetu in the primary elections held in 2018 after having been a councillor in Marondera Rural District Council.
The party held a provincial elections committee meeting in Marondera last weekend where it was announced that 10 candidates had shown interest in contesting in the primaries.
Provincial secretary for administration Kudzai Majuru said all was set for the vetting process.
“We are waiting for the vetting process to be concluded before we get a final date for the primary elections,” he said.
This is the second time Zanu-PF has had a huge number of candidates battling it out in primaries. Goromonzi South recorded 13 candidates in 2018.
Meanwhile, Zanu-PF has invited CVs from party members interested in contesting for the Marondera Central seat that fell vacant after the recall of MDC Alliance legislator Caston Matewu. ■