Breaking News

'Zanu-PF primaries divisive,' says Chiyangwa

by Staff reporter
27 May 2013 | 3234 Views
Zanu-PF's aspiring Chinhoyi MP and former provincial chairman Phillip Chiyangwa has described his party's impending primary elections as the most divisive phase, adding the process was likely to widen the already existing rifts.

Speaking at the weekend at a function to welcome party supporters who had defected to his rivals' camp, Chiyangwa said Zanu-PF risked losing the upcoming polls if there was imposition of candidates and wanton disregard of calls for certain candidates to stand on the party ticket, Newsday reported.

"There is no other time that divides Zanu-PF than the time for primary elections. Instead of them (primaries) being a gauge of the winning candidate's popularity, they sow seeds of disunity.

"The divisions brought about by these contestations should be properly managed," said Chiyangwa, a nephew of President Robert Mugabe.

"However, there are certain instances where some influential people within Zanu-PF want to deliberately ignore the electorate's calls for certain candidates to stand so that we win back the masses' loyalty.

"While it is everyone's democratic right to compete in primaries, there are constituencies such as Chinhoyi where the call is so loud and clear on whom the people want to represent Zanu-PF and that person is myself. I repeat here today that I have never lost an election in my life. I am the Usain Bolt of elections who is good at photo finishes, I am unbeatable," Chiyangwa said amid applause.

The former Chinhoyi MP called for unity among contestants in the primaries, urging Zanu-PF to hold transparent, free and fair internal polls and avoid a repeat of the 2008 "Bhora Musango" phenomenon where party candidates decampaigned the party's presidential candidate President Robert Mugabe.




Over the weekend, Chiyangwa said he would host a free music concert at Chinhoyi Stadium featuring prominent musicians Suluman Chimbetu, Jah Prayzah, Somandla Ndebele and Mathias Mhere, among others, dubbed Vharai Gedhi to shore up Zanu-PF support in Mashonaland West province.

Chiyangwa will contest against Simba Kanzou, Richard Chafausipo, Mathew Magureyi and Samuel Mvurume in the Zanu-PF primaries expected soon.


Chiyangwa Divisive Primaries Elections

Source: newsday

Should airtime and street vendors pay the $1 a day State levy?

Yes
10.71%
No
83.1%
Desperation
6.18%
728

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Army stands in way of MDC-T and state power - MDC-T says the army is t...

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 2196 Views

Zuj invites nominations for awards - The 2013/14 edition of the Nation...

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 463 Views

'Mugabe must be overthrown'

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 3169 Views

Burning waste in Bulawayo - WhatsApp photo

by Concerned Resident | 22 August 2014 | 1145 Views

Bulawayo power station shut down - THE Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) ha...

by Staff reporter | 22 August 2014 | 1326 Views

Mugabe, Mujuru in stormy meeting - CLASHES at the chaotic and divisive...

by Elias Mambo/Herbert Moyo | 22 August 2014 | 2740 Views

Mugabe firmly holds levers of power - With the nomination of First Lad...

by Simon Allison - Political analyst | 22 August 2014 | 775 Views

'Bigwigs misled Mugabe' - DEPUTY Justice minister and Mazowe South leg...

by Elias Mambo | 22 August 2014 | 1362 Views

Shuvai Mahofa defies Mugabe - FORMER deputy minister and newly-elected...

by Herbert Moyo | 22 August 2014 | 1592 Views

Zanu-PF infighting spells more doom for Zimbabwe's economy - ZANU-PF's...

by Kudzai Kuwaza | 22 August 2014 | 423 Views

Tsvangirai set to come face to face with Welshman Ncube and Tendai Bit...

by Wongai Zhangazha | 22 August 2014 | 2329 Views

Mugabe succession dogfight spins out of control - IN the famous novel ...

by Elias Mambo | 22 August 2014 | 1057 Views

Tsvangirai's MDC-T faces fresh turbulence - Fresh cracks are set to ro...

by Wongai Zhangazha | 22 August 2014 | 788 Views

'US owns the Ebola virus' - A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made c...

by Staff reporter | 22 August 2014 | 2905 Views

'Musona will not be joining Kaizer Chiefs' - Cape Town - Knowledge Mus...

by Sports reporter | 22 August 2014 | 2394 Views

Tsvangirai, Khupe the only solution to Zimbabwe's woes - In our artic...

by Dlayila Omuhle | 22 August 2014 | 2114 Views

Tsvangirai - Congress is not the panacea but dialogue is

by Tawanda Tshabangu | 22 August 2014 | 1307 Views

New Zimbabwe Highway Code to tame road carnage - THE Traffic Safety Co...

by Staff reporter | 22 August 2014 | 2385 Views

Tsvangirai's letter to Sadc - Fulltext - Attn: The Chairperson Sadc Tr...

by Morgan Richard Tsvangirai | 22 August 2014 | 1302 Views

Zuma insulted SA Parliament says EFF

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 2268 Views

Dilemma for SA Zimbabweans (the makwerekweres) - RAIDS come fast, furi...

by Andrew Kunambura | 22 August 2014 | 4876 Views

Spruce-up Order on Kombis Now

by Suitable Kajau | 22 August 2014 | 1572 Views

'700+ companies shut down since the election,' says Tsvangirai

by Morgan Tsvangirai | 22 August 2014 | 2024 Views

A reflection of SADC as Ian Khama takes the deputy chairmanship - The ...

by Peacemaker Zano | 22 August 2014 | 1929 Views

Mystery of a kitchen party - Chipo's dream was slowly becoming a reali...

by Mufaro Gracious Marira | 22 August 2014 | 3967 Views

Entertainment

Sacred Nguni genre unlocked; now sung in Shona

by Vusumuzi Ndlovu | 22 August 2014 | 937 Views

SA's upcoming gospel musician tours England - ONE of South Africa's up...

by Staff Reporter | 22 August 2014 | 559 Views

Zimbabwean model to host Big Brother launch - Model, presenter and ac...

by Staff reporter | 21 August 2014 | 2163 Views

Star FM's, Admire Taderera sent on forced leave - Star FM boss Admire ...

by Staff reporter | 21 August 2014 | 4198 Views

Zimbabwean businessman, Tapfuma Nzara, creating a valuable lifestyle brand in SA

by Janine Dube, www.onevybe.com | 21 August 2014 | 4666 Views

Ex-Q dumps wife and 2 kids, elopes with Sugar Mummy - Flamboyant rappe...

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2014 | 4702 Views

DJ Cleo's goalkeeping dream going nowhere

by Staff reporter | 20 August 2014 | 2952 Views

New MaZimba film out soon

by Staff Reporter | 19 August 2014 | 3474 Views