MWENEZI - Zanu PF Mwenezi district structures have thrown their weight behind Ezra Chadzamira ahead of provincial chairmanship election rerun expected to be held in May.
Party members in the district have started a whirlwind grassroots campaign, openly mobilising support for Chadzamira, a suspected Team Lacoste loyalist who is likely to face an opponent aligned to the rival G40 faction.
Ward chairpersons and their structures have already been told to vote for Chadzamira.
Addressing structure members at an inter-district meeting at Maranda business centre last week, Zanu PF Central Committee member Tafadzwa Masvayamwando denounced G40 and urged members to vote for Chadzamira.
"Pamberi neZanu PF, pasi neG40. There are Gamatox elements remaining in Zanu PF despite Joice Mujuru and her cabal being fired from the party. The remaining rogue elements need to be uprooted. You should roundly vote for Chadzamira for the chairpersonship because he is the one with the interest of the people at hear,"said Masvayamwando.
The inter-district meeting was attended by district members from the Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) among them Priscilla Moyo-Zindari, Gift Mazhambe and district chairperson Rennius Muchoko.
All members of the district grassroots structures openly pledged their support for Chadzamira.
A similar meeting was held last Wednesday in Mwenezi East at Chingwizi and Dhiziri where structures were told to vote for Chadzamira.
Chadzamira garnered more than 12 000 votes in the previous elections against his rival Rtd Colonel Mutero Masanganise's paltry 4 888. The elections were however declared invalid as other districts were said to have failed to vote due to logistical challenges caused by severe floods.
Critics have however blamed national Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere of influencing the cancellation of the results allegedly because his preferred candidate was destined for a dispiriting defeat.politics