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ZANU PF To Hold Primary Elections This Weekend

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ZANU PF To Hold Primary Elections This Weekend

ZANU PF is set to hold primary elections today, Saturday 25 March to select candidates for the party in the upcoming general elections.

ZANU PF Secretary for the Commissariat Mike Bimha on Friday said primary elections will be held in all provinces today except Masvingo and Midlands.

Primary elections in Masvingo and the Midlands provinces were postponed to Sunday due to “logistical challenges”. Said Bimha:

All provinces except Masvingo and Midlands Provinces will conduct their elections tomorrow (today) Saturday 25 March 2023.

However, Masvingo and Midlands Provinces will conduct their elections on Sunday 26 March 2023.

According to the Chronicle, of the 47 candidates who lodged complaints with the party after approval of 99 percent of all submissions, 37 have been allowed to contest. Said Bimha:

We are good to go and hope that our members will come in their numbers and vote for their candidates between 7 AM-4 PM.

We received complaints in writing and the ad-hoc special tribunal sat to consider 47 appeals and I am glad to report that out of the 47 appeals, 37 of these have been allowed to participate.

They have now been recommended and approved. Only 10 out of the 47 have not been successful. These are candidates who did not meet the criteria.

The ZANU PF primary elections were initially penned for last Saturday but were postponed after the party received “an overwhelming” number of applications.

A total of 2 858 CVs were submitted, with 99.9% of aspiring candidates making it through the vetting process.

Midlands Province alone has a total of 1 429 CVs while Bulawayo Province has the lowest with 85 CVs submitted.

A number of candidates in the Midlands, which is President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s home province, will not be challenged.

More: Pindula News



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