It is all systems go for the Zanu PF’s Zaka East primaries set for this Saturday, August 03, with the provincial elections directorate having now approved 10 applications out of 12 submissions.
The province this week received 12 applications from aspiring candidates but only 10 were approved with one being said to have been withdrawn at the 11th hour while the other was dismissed after the candidate was reportedly found missing in the Zaka East voters’ roll.
Successful candidates who will battle for honours this Saturday include Clemence Chiduwa, Talent Chivange, Nyasha Gavaza, former Zaka West legislator Vincent Mawere among others.
Zanu PF Masvingo provincial spokesperson Ronald Ndava said the successful candidates will start campaigning as a team from Monday and no one is allowed to go it alone.
“This is a primary election where all the candidates will have to move as a group campaigning. They will be telling people what they stand for and no one is allowed to campaign alone. The successful candidate will be the one to represent Zanu PF for the Zaka East parliamentary by-election,” said Ndava.
The Zaka East parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of Katson Gumbwanda on June 25 this year.
Zaka East has always been a traditional stronghold for Zanu PF.