Barnwell Seremwe
Native nameBarnwell Seremwe
  • Politician
  • Member of Parliament
Years active2014 to present
EmployerZimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front
Known forWinning ZANU-PF primary elections
Home townMt Darwin
PredecessorJoice Mujuru
Political partyZimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front
Opponent(s)Movement for Democratic Change

Barnwell Seremwe is a ZANU PF politician who hails from Mt Darwin West constituency in Mashonaland Central Province. He won the primary elections to contest for the parliamentary seat for Mt Darwin constituency replacing former vice president Joice Mujuru who was dismissed from both party and government in December 2014.


The elections took place on the 24th of January 2015 at various polling stations in Mt Darwin. The elections were presided over by the ZANU-PF Mashonaland West provincial executive. In the primary elections, Seremwe contested against Keneddy Banda, Caleb Karima and Godfrey Tsenengamu. Seremwe was this set to contest in the by election which was scheduled to take place on 27 March 2015.[1] The results were as follows;

  1. Barnwell Seremwe:4 625 votes
  2. Godfrey Tsenengamu: 3 653 votes
  3. Caleb Karima: 2640 votes.[2]

However, there were claims from some circles that the elections were marred by some irregularities. These included the unavailability of the voters role as well as indelible ink to make sure that there no multiple votes.[3]

Election into Palrliament

Seremwe was elected into parliament after by-elections which were held on the 27 of March 2015. He got 18 315 votes far ahead of opponents. He automatically became a member of parliament representing Mt Darwin West Constituency. [4]

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  1. , Seremwe wins Zanu PF primaries,ZBC, published:26 Jan 2015,retrieved:27 Jan 2015"
  2. , Election results,Election Resource Centre Zimbabwe, published:27 Jan 2015,retrieved:27 Jan 2015"
  3. , Irregularities mar primaries to replace Mujuru,NewsDay, published:27 Jan 2015,retrieved:27 Jan 2015"
  4. , ZANU-PF Flexes Election Muscles,The Sunday Mail, published:29 Mar Mar 2015,retrieved:31 Mar 2015"