In an interview with The Herald, media personality, Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa said she is not running for the Harare East parliamentary seat as a candidate for the National People’s Party (NPP) which is led by former Vice President Joice Mujuru. Ruvheneko is the daughter of Zanu-PF Politburo member and Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa.
She said the campaign poster circulating on social media is fake and denied working Mujuru or running for a political seat in 2018. She said when she decides to do so she will make the announcement officially. Said Ruvheneko:
I have come across a campaign poster on social media which falsely alleges that I am running for the position of Member of Parliament for the Harare East constituency under the National People’s Party. It is fake news. I categorically state that I do not work with or for the NPP and that I am not running for any political seat in the 2018 election. I have spoken to the NPP’s secretary general, Mr Gift Nyandoro, who reassured me that the hoax did not originate with them. If and when I am running for public office, it will not be a debate about whether or not it is true because I will announce my candidacy clearly through my own and other official channels. Sadly, we may never know who did this, but I have my suspicions. Either way, it is untrue and no one should continue to spread this lie.
Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa is a Zimbabwean radio personality, Master of Ceremony (MC) and a youth activist known mostly for her hard-hitting interviews with guests on her former radio show with ZiFM Stereo. Ruvheneko currently works for Zimpapers as Projects Manager for the company's Radio Broadcasting Division.... Read More About Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa
Joice Runaida Mugari Mujuru is the interim president of new opposition political party in Zimbabwe, National People's Party. She is former Vice President of Zimbabwe, a position she has held from 2004 to December 2014. She is also former Vice President of Zimbabwe African National... Read More About Joice Mujuru
David Parirenyatwa is a medical practioner and the former Minister of Health and Child Care. He is a politician affiliated to the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party. InSeptember of 2018 Parirenyatwa was arrested over allegations of criminal abuse of office but was... Read More About David Parirenyatwa