By News Editor
Zanu PF Kwekwe District is set to hold primary elections this weekend to elect a candidate who is set to represent the party in the by elections set for December.
Kwekwe Constituency fell vacant following the demise of Legislator Masango Matambanadzo in August this year.
Addressing an interdistrict meeting at the party’s district offices in Kwekwe Midlands Provincial Spokesperson Cornelious Mupereri said the party is set for internal polls this weekend.
“Kwekwe Central Constituency is now vacant following the death of Masango Matambanadzo,” he said.
Mupereri added that Kwekwe Central has always been a Zanu PF seat, “and this time around we want it back.”
He then told party supporters that internal polls to choose a candidate are set for this weekend.
“On Thursday we have a provincial election directorate assessing the CVs of aspiring candidates. This weekend we are going for primary elections,” he said.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has since indicated that by elections will be held by 5 December.
In the governing party two distinct factions rallying behind prominent candidates have since emerged.
Losing Parliamentary candidate Kandross Mugabe is set to battle it out with Energy Dhala Ncube in the party’s internal polls.
Mupereri however, said while it is the candidate’s democratic right to campaign the process must not divide the electorate.
“For us to win back Kwekwe Seat we need to be united. The internal process musn’t divide us because ultimately we want to win the constituency. We therefore want CVs of anyone who is interested in contesting as long as they meet the criteria. Our party is a democratic party. It doesn’t bar anyone from contesting,” he said.
He further added that the party was going to support whoever was going to win the internal elections.”We musnt be divided. We must have matured politics. Lets not kill each other, we are all brothers after all. Zanu PF is a mass party.”