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MDC-T polls set to brew more shockers

by Staff reporter
28 May 2013 at 11:03hrs | Views
The ongoing MDC-T primary elections and confirmation exercise are likely to continue brewing more shockers amid reports that some constituencies have as many as 11 candidates vying for one party ticket.

Yesterday, the MDC-T took the programme to Matabeleland South, which is largely dominated by Zanu-PF and MDC led by Welshman Ncube.

Morgan Ncube triumphed in Beitbridge West while Juliet Nkiwane secured the green light to represent Gwanda Central.

Former broadcaster James Maridadi had to shrug off stiff competition from 10 other contestants - including former MP Timothy Mubhawu, district chairlady Sekadara Tikiwa and district chair Cosmas Ndira - in the Mabvuku/Tafara primaries on Saturday.  

All the 10 contestants garnered less than half the votes that Maridadi got in the primaries.

Bulawayo Central MP Dorcas Sibanda will battle it out in the primary elections expected next week after failing to secure a two-thirds majority, joining Zengeza West MP Collen Gwiyo, Misheck Shoko (Chitungwiza South), Marvellous Khumalo (St Mary's), Greenbate Dongo (Goromonzi South), Edward Musumbu (Norton), Felix Magalela Sibanda (Magwegwe), Fidelis Mhashu (Chitungwiza North) and Samuel Khumalo (Pelandaba-Mpopoma).

Science and Technology minister Heneri Dzinotyiwei (Budiriro), Elias Jembere (Epworth), Pearson Mungofa (Highfield East), Willias Madzimure (Kambuzuma), Margaret Matienga (Sunningdale), Gift Dzirutwe (Glen Norah) and Simon Ruuke Hove (Highfield West) also failed the internal test.

Source - newsday
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