Zimbabwe Republic Police Senior Assistant Commissioner, Edmore Veterai who retired in 2013, has declared interest to contest for the Bikita South parliamentary seat as a Zanu-PF candidate. He is expected to face competition from Energy Mutodi, who is expected to stand as an independent candidate and incumbent MP Jeppy Jaboon (Zanu PF).
Veterai is also the former chairperson of the Zimbabwe Sugarcane Farmers’ Development Association. Speaking to Zanu-PF party supporters in Bikita recently he said he was the best candidate to represent the party in the constituency. Said Veterai:
So far, I am the best candidate in Bikita South to run the constituency. You should vote for a person from your area, not those foreigners who build shops in the area for them to be able to stand as candidates.
It remains to been seen if Veterai meets the selection criteria to stand as a Zanu PF candidate considering he has not been actively involved in party structures.