Robert Mugabe Jr Eyes Zvimba West Seat In 2023 | Report

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Thu, 24 Mar 2022 08:46:48 GMT
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Robert Mugabe Jr Eyes Zvimba West Seat In 2023 | Report

The late former President Robert Mugabe’s son, Robert Junior, is reportedly set to contest for the Zvimba West National Assembly seat in the 2023 general elections.

The report comes after Mugabe attended what appears to be President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s final campaign rally before the 26 May by-elections on Wednesday in Chitungwiza.

Zim Morning Post reported a source as saying the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi, who currently holds the Zvimba West seat, will give up the seat to Mugabe and be elevated to the Senate. Said the source:

Mugabe is expected to contest for Zvimba West Constituency in 2023. Ziyambi Ziyambi is expected to give up the seat and be elevated to a senator to pave the way for Mugabe.

The plans are already in motion. Soon the former President’s son will be familiarised with structures to prepare him to contest for the seat.

Speaking at the ZANU PF rally held at Chaminuka Primary School in St Mary’s, Chitungwiza yesterday, Mugabe declared that he was ZANU PF to the core. He said:

It’s like the family’s tradition. Since I was born all I know was ZANU PF. I am a ZANU PF child born in ZANU PF so it’s only right that I continue the legacy.

President Mugabe was removed from power in a military coup in November 2017 and died “a bitter man” nearly two years later in Singapore.

Before his death, Mugabe reportedly instructed his close family members that he did not want to be buried at the National Heroes Acre because he didn’t want his “tormentors” to sing and preside over his funeral.

He was eventually buried at his rural home in Zvimba, in Mashonaland West Province.

However, traditional leaders have been pushing for Mugabe’s exhumation and reburial but his family is resisting the move.

More: Zim Morning Post



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