Zanu PF Primaries Bombshell : Bright Matonga Wins Without Submitting a CV

In a strange turn of events characteristic of the shambolic Zanu PF primary elections, Bright Matonga won in Mhondoro Ngezi Ward 5 without even submitting a CV to contest.

Matonga polled 332 votes whilst his closest challenge Mukhuhlani had 186, Chimedza 176, Kazembe 55, Mabika 23, Nhidza 31 and Midzi 78.

The strange result occurred after Mashonaland West Provincial Chairman Ziyambi Ziyambi allegedly refused to submit Matonga’s application to the higher office.

“Politics is such an interesting game! I wasn’t taking part in Zanu PF Primary elections in Mhondoro Ngezi because my CV was never submitted to the national commissariat department by Ziyambi Ziyambi, the provincial chairman.

“Then Ward 5 did the unusual and voted for me instead!! They just wrote my name on ballot papers in protest,” he said.

Matonga, however, stated that he would still rally behind the constituency’s winning candidate.

“As a matter of principle, political maturity and wisdom, l will be the campaign manager for the winning candidate!! No bhora musango on my part.

“When people vote for you when you not even a candidate, it shows something! In my humble submission, l saw it wise to support whoever becomes the eventual winner, for the sake of the party! We have 11 wards that were deprived of the opportunity to choose their rightful candidate,” said Matonga.

Despite Matonga’s claims that he had been sabotaged by Ziyambi the official position by the party is that he was disqualified because he only returned recently from expulsion.

Matonga was previously expelled from Zanu PF on accusations of being part of former Vice President Joyce Mujuru’s Gamatox faction which was accused of planning to usurp power from the former President Robert Mugabe.-Openparly

Ex-War Veterans Minister Tshinga Dube Hints At GNU, Says Chamisa Must Come On Board To Fix The Economy

Former War Veterans Minister Colonel (retired) Tshinga Dube has said that MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa should come on board to work with President Emmerson Mnangagwa so that the pair can focus on  growing the economy. Dube said that there was no need to focus on politics and hinted at another Government of National Unity (GNU). Speaking to the Daily News Dube said,

Zimbabweans are expending too much energy on politics, instead of focusing on the economy to better the lives of our long-suffering countrymen. It is also my wish that we engage with the dynamic young man, the president of the MDC — Nelson Chamisa — to come on board so that we unite our people and make sure that instead of channelling our energy into politics, we also concentrate on our economy

If . . . Mnangagwa continues with his policies and gets a good someone to assist him, this country in 10 years will not be a third world country but a first world country. Instead of focusing on politics, we need to be focusing on improving our health delivery system, our education and our welfare among others. Let us give him (Mnangagwa) a chance for the next five years to create jobs for our people.

More: Daily News

#ZanuPFPrimaries 2018 : UPDATED Winners List


Mudzi North

  • Newton Kachepa-3609
  • Benjamin Musweweshiri -1913
  • Macheal Smoko–1669
  • Betty Jakarasi–240
  • Regment Chirowa-235
  • Garikayi Nyamayeuta–204
  • Ellen Mudzimu–130
  • Daniel Chitedega–117
  • James Jambo–68

Mudzi South

  • Jonathan Samukange -6572
  • Eric Navhaya–981

Mudzi West

  • Magna Mudyiwa–3370
  • Chenjerai Makanjera-1483
  • Knowledge Kaitano-947
  • Kapfunde John-711
  • Nyakuweka Forgiveness -188
  • Svosve Lovemore-147
  • Nyikagumbeze Evans -144
  • Kamonere Alouis -139
  • Kufandirori Phibion -88

Mudzi Senatorial

  • Misheck Chasakara-8172
  • Svinurai Kamonere -6288
  • Rodwell Tigere-4042
  • Tafirenyika Nyume -2711

Chikomba Central

  • John Mangwiro – 5 309
  • Mike Bimha – 1 969
  • Alban Dete – 192
  • Joachim Chivandire – 214
  • Happymore Makomeya – 112

Goromonzi West

  • Energy Mutodi   2912
  • Beatrice Nyamupinga 1450
  • Norman Gombera          790
  • Chimugoti Fungai      618

Murewa West

  • Sewera Jonah     1788
  • Ngozera Murambiwa  1055
  • Nukomberanwa      418
  • Ndoro Ladie        1420
  • Chisewe Ronald     283
  • Chiwera Ricky         283
  • Jima Patrick         330

Murewa North

  • Chinyadza Cleopas     461
  • Garwe Daniel        4765
  • Nkatazo Mable     1308
  • Makunde Tendai       410
  • Mangwende Euice  146


Chimanimani West 

  •  Cde Nokuthula Matsikenyeri 4321
  • Cde Tarsen Dube 1556

Chimanimani East  

  • Joshua Sacco  5752
  • Cde Phenias Gwiza 1860


  • Joshua Murire 1699
  • Onai Chingwara 411
  • Musapa Mbodza 333
  • Edson Chikumba 52
  • Douglas Mlambo 39
  • Catherine Chirimambowa 30

Musikavanhu Senate:

  • Tobias Matanga 1858
  • Gedion Goko 330
  • Timothy Mapungwana 237


Gweru Urban – Esau Machinyise

Mkoba Constituency – Charles Simbi


Nkayi North 

  • Cde Sithembiso Nyoni (uncontested)

Nkayi South

  • Cde Stars Mathe – 1637
  • Cde Enitha Musina – 646
  • Cde Gwemba Munetsi – 97

 Tsholotsho South

  • Cde Zenzo Sibanda – 1491
  • Cde Ronald Tshuma – 879
  • Cde Jabulani Nkomo – 871

 Hwange Central

  • Cde Reeds Dube – 814
  • Cde James Phiri – 417
  • Cde Valentine Matiure – 59
  • Cde Trymore Ndlovu  – 47
  • Cde Simbarashe Munamba – 42


Zaka Central

  • Davison Svuure 2083
  • James Makiya 1817
  • Jonas Chindanya 1249
  • Paradzai Chakona 1225
  • Tanaka Mutava 574

Masvingo Urban

  • Taguma B. Mazarire 1951
  • Edson Zvobgo Jnr 1489
  • Godard Dunhira 428
  • Gordon Gomba 298

Senatorial -Chivi Mwenezi

  • JD Hungwe 4508
  • Munetsi Chishamba 1375
  • Shepard Komani 431
  • Josphat Ngwenya 213

Chivi Central

  • Ephraim Gwanongodza  3906
  • Munyaradzi P Mangwana 1969
  • Manasa Mahapa 1534
  • Priscilla Pondo 428
  • Albert Chamwadoro 399
  • Austin Hakunavanhu 213

Masvingo North

  • Cde Davis Marapira 4463
  • Cde Ziki 708
  • Cde Deredzai 606

Zaka East

  • Caston Gumbwanda

Zaka North

  • Robson Mavhenyengwa

Zaka West

  • Ophious Murambiwa


 Chegutu West

  • Dexter Nduna 2072
  • Chikazhe Mubaiwa  833
  • Elliah Javangwe 214
  • Clever Kunonga 183
  • Shingirai Conscious Makoni 39


  • Precious Chinhamo Masango (beat former Lands Minister Douglas Mombeshora)


Matobo North 

  • Edgar Moyo 1236
  • Tapson Ncube 665
  • Mfakhazi Maphosa 375
  • Misheck Ndlovu 315
  • Never Khanye 140
  • John Clever Ncube 91
  • Anaenius Nyathi 28
  • Portia Ndlovu  20

Matobo South

  • Saul Mahalima Ncube   1892
  • Nkosiyazi Fuyane  267
  • Majaha Ncube  185
  • Richard Njini Sibanda  61
  • Elizabeth Ndlovu 58
  • Alpha Ndlovu 39

Bulilima East

  • Nqobizitha Ndlovu 960
  • Mathias Siqhoza Ndlovu 475
  • Ethel Moyo 314
  • July Moyo 112

Gwanda South

  • Ompile Marupi (beat Abednico Ncube)

Bulilima West

  • Dingumuzi Phuthi

Insiza South

  • Spare Sithole (beat Malachi Nkomo)

Insiza North

  • Faria Taruving (beat Andrew Langa)


  • Rtd Brigadier General Levy Mayihlome (beat William Dewa)

Gwanda North 

  • Madodana Sibanda

Beitbridge East

  • Albert Nguluvhe

Beitbridge West

  • Ruth Maboyi Ncube (beat incumbent MP Metrine Mudau)

Beitbridge Senate

  • Tambudzani Mohadi (beat Rabelani Choeni)

Bulilima-Mangwe Senate

  • Simon Khaya Moyo



Guruve South

  • Patrick Dutiro 2521
  • Magomo 2339
  • Mashumba 1007

Please note these are preliminary results pending verification by the Zanu PF Politburo.

We will give you more results as they come…

Mutsvangwa Blames “Revengist” G40-Gamatox Coalition For Loss In Zanu-PF Primary Elections

Special Advisor to President Emmerson Mnangagwa Christopher Mutsvangwa has blamed a coalition of G40-Gamatax politicians after he was resounding defeated in the Zanu-PF Primary Elections. Mutsvangwa lost to Langton Mutendereki in Norton. Speaking to NewsDay, Mutsvangwa said,

This is a G40-Gamatox coalition interfering in the Zanu PF political processes and determined to stop Mutsvangwa because I was at the centre of [former president Robert]Mugabe’s fall.

I have been advised to leave things as they are. My supporters are traumatised, have been harassed and suffered the worst abuses in violation of their rights as party members. I have made an appeal to the national commissar Engelbert Rugeje.

Revengist (sic) G40-Gamatox cohorts have zeroed in on Norton with the sole goal of blocking Mutsvangwa as the ruling party’s candidate in July.

In typical manner, they are trampling on every rule [of]proper electoral practice. They are harrying bona fide party cadres.


More: NewsDay

‘I will kick out Chinese investors’ – Chamisa

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has vowed to kick out Chinese investors involved in shady deals with the Emmerson Mnangagwa administration.

Chamisa, who was addressing hundreds of workers commemorating May Day in Dzivarasekwa Tuesday, said most of the deals Mnangagwa agreed with Chinese companies were about corruption, looting and stripping of country’s assets.

“We will kick out the Chinese companies,” said the MDC-T leader.

“We want genuine deals that benefit the people. These deals are not country, but individual deals and the new dispensation is busy exporting lies that they are a new dispensation.”

After former president Robert Mugabe fell out with the West, Zimbabwe adopted a so-called Look East policy which has seen China become a major investor in the country and key financier for the government.

Mnangagwa has continued with the Look East policy, claiming to have reached deals with billions of dollars with Beijing after taking over from Mugabe last November.

Chamisa however, said he would ditch the deals should win elections due this July.

“I have seen the deals that Ngwena (President Mnangagwa’s (nickname) has entered into with China and others, they are busy asset-stripping the resources of the country,” he said.

“I have said beginning September when I assume office I will call the Chinese and tell them the deals they signed are unacceptable and they should return to their country.”

What new dispensation?

The opposition leader hit out at Mnangagwa saying he was no different from his predecessor.

“They (Mnangagwa government) are busy lying that they are a new dispensation, but how does the old become new?

“Who baptized him? He can’t solve our problems because we will not separate (him from Mugabe); they are twins in destroying the country,” he said.

Chamisa also vowed protests to press for credible elections and reassured supporters over the row with rival Thokozani Khupe

“I will soon be calling for a demonstration for free and fair elections because if we don’t force them, they will not change.”

He added; “There is this story of our female former friend from Bulawayo whom some think may mess our things, but don’t be afraid, we have finished with that issue and it will not cause confusion,” he said.

“We are going to sit down with her to prepare our symbols so that there won’t be any confusion when people go to vote, so don’t be afraid when you see us approaching the courts it’s a trick we are playing.

“It’s skill of the game, so don’t be afraid that we don’t have a plan we are ahead on that one.” – NewsDay