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Zanu-PF provincial bigwig steps down ‘to give new blood a chance’

By Andrew Murenha

IN what may be a first in the recent history of Zanu-PF politics, the ruling party’s Mashonaland West provincial vice chairperson Bramson Mungofa stepped down from his post so as to let young turks hold influential positions in the party.

Curiously, Mungofa contested for the post during an election that was held during the Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting on Saturday and won, beating his younger rival Abia Mujere.

In a dramatic twist, Mungofa then relinquished his post within minutes of his victory to Mujere and said his decision to let Mujere takeover was motivated by a desire to give new blood a chance.

The election was being held to replace Chegutu West legislator, Dexter Nduna, who was recently suspended by the party’s Politburo for a number of acts of misconduct.

The party’s provincial chairperson Ziyambi Ziyambi commended Mungofa and said the move to replace Nduna was aimed at strengthening the party’s structures.

FILE PHOTO: Supporters of President Emmerson Mnangagwa celebrate in Harare, Friday, August, 24, 2018.

Ziyambi explained that while Nduna was no longer in the provincial executive as a result of the suspension, he remains a card-carrying member and MP for Chegutu West.

Nduna, a former Air Force of Zimbabwe pilot and veteran of the DR Congo war, allegedly defied the party’s directive for the province to ensure fair primary elections after he imposed a candidate for Ward 2 in Chegutu urban and instigating violence by organising mobs to disturb the smooth running of the election. – Zimbabwe Voice

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