June 20, 2013

Ex-governor faces Minister in Zanu PF primaries

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By Nhau Mangirazi

Hurungwe- Former Mashonaland West provincial governor Peter Chanetsa will face deputy minister of Regional Integration and International Cooperation Reuben Marumahoko in Zanu PF primaries.

Chanetsa is the Member of Parliament for Hurungwe North covering mostly rural areas under Chiefs Kazangarare and Chundu while Marumahoko is Hurungwe senator.

Party insiders revealed that although two other candidates indentified as war veteran Karenga and little known A. Gandawa submitted their papers, the battle is set for the two.

‘’Chanetsa has hardly done anything for his constituency preferring to stay in Harare while Marumahoko took advantage of his absence and was visible. At one time he assisted the bereaved families of five farmers who perished during an accident near Chinhoyi in early April’’ said a party insider at Chibara.  


Figure 1 Reuben  Marumahoko

Marumahoko was the high ranking Government official during burial of late Samuel Chenjerai Marufu who is President Robert Mugabe’s father-in law. Marufu passed on 17 April this year.

In August last year Marumahoko defended the eviction of over 300 villagers under Chief Chundu that then acting chief Picture had labelled ‘’mabvakure’’ or aliens.

In Hurungwe East incumbent MP Sarah Mahoka who is the provincial chairlady will face three male aspiring candidates including farmer Antony Zunzanyika, former councilors Misheck Masango and Boswell Rusere who was seconded to Jomic by Zanu PF.

Godfrey Beremauro MP in Hurungwe Central covering Karoi town will fight out with Pelagia Mapfumo and farmer Tsikira.  

However there mixed reactions amid revelations that some names had been dropped by the provincial coordinating committee although it is understood that every CV was accepted but PCC made recommendations that will be forwarded to national party election directorate that will approve names of candidates for party primaries.

In Magunje Franco Ndambakuwa faces challenges from Muduna, Keith Guzha and Godfrey Gandawa among others.

Temba Mliswa submitted his CV in Hurungwe West.

Elsewhere Zanu PF provincial chairman John Mafa will fight it out with national political commissar and minister of information Webster Shamu in Chegutu East.


September 13, 2011

We want tolerance ahead of elections

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Zimbabwe will hold elections next year according to President Robert Mugabe and we believe by then the new constitution will be ready to be implemented. It will set a new era for the country and let us not mess around on this achievement.
This week we have two stories from Zanu PF and Movement for Democratic Change.
Zanu PF’’s Mashonaland West suspended chairman John Mafa’s case will be discussed and given the chance to answer allegations of putting his party into disrepute if it is true.
National chairman Simon Khaya-Moyo wrote to the acting executive to put on ice any developments to elect new leadership until the case is resolved.
Mafa who was suspended together with Frank Ndambakuwa as his deputy and Themba Mliswa as secretary of lands will be happy for their case to be heard and have their side of the story.
Divisions have been part of political parties and Zimbabwe is no exception.
Mafa, Ndambakuwa and Mliswa were suspended by a kangaroo court but Khaya-Moyo’s move aims at regaining respect for Zanu PF.
It is well accepted that any party must not create monsters who impose their BLUE EYED candidates even if they are not wanted by the electorate.
Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai held elections for Chinhoyi district where some supporters from Zvipani faction won beating Zvinguruve faction is a sweet victory for the party.
Our question is; Will that victory celebration be a renewal of tolerance in future?
Divided Chinhoyi MDC-T members failed to attend the May congress due factionalism and unfinished business of elections, now is it over?
Last Maengahama who presided over the elections called for unity of purpose after elections and said there were peaceful and is a sign of maturity.
Both Maengahama and Khaya-Moyo must continue to preach the gospel of tolerance within their parties.
Democracy need different views and there must be no violence at all costs.
Khaya-Moyo and Maengahama are bridging the gap in the province that had been marred by internal divisions and hope it will go down to the grassroots leadership.
Zimbabwe is divided at political level and it must come to an end.
President Mugabe is preaching the gospel of peace while Prime Minister Tsvangirai’s posters for any public meetings are preaching peace and tolerance.
Let those accepting defeat within their parties also accept defeat at local, provincial and national elections. No to violence and we will condemn it no matter which political party advocates for it.
Police and other state security agencies must bring to book hooligans who are against diversity.
Let us all be tolerant for a better Zimbabwe without any bloodshed before, during and after any elections. Party leadership must continue to PREACH PEACE AND STOP VIOLENCE.
Media must also not fuel divisions but must act to build the community in social conflict through cohesion.

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