Chiyangwa Leaves Chinhoyi, Returns To Zvimba

Harare businessman and ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa has transferred to Zvimba District from Makonde.

Chiyangwa started his political career in Makonde District where he represented Chinhoyi constituency in Parliament from 2000 to 2004 and was at one time Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman. In an interview with The Herald, Chiyangwa said he was returning to his rural home and wants to fill the leadership vacuum created by the expulsion of several members such as Ignatius Chombo and Patrick Zhuwao. Said Chiyangwa:


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I want to put it on record that I am now moving to Zvimba administration district and my reasons first and foremost are that Zvimba is my rural home. There have been a lot of changes in the district which saw several leaders leaving and that left a leadership vacuum, which I want to help fill. We have a concentration of leaders in Makonde and the move is a way of spreading it to other areas.

Last year Chiyangwa expressed interest to contest for the Chinhoyi seat on a Zanu-PF ticket. Although he did not disclose his political ambitions to The Herald, speculation is high that he wants the Zvimba South constituency which was held by Walter Chidhakwa.

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Dr.Phillip Chiyangwa is a Zanu-PF politician, businessman, actor, socialite, football administrator and controversial personality in Zimbabwe. Chiyangwa is the former President of ZIFA and current president of COSAFA. He is the current Member of Parliament for Zvimba South after having won in the July 2018... Read More About Philip Chiyangwa

Walter Chidhakwa is a Zimbabwean politician and former Minister of Mines and Mining Development as well as legislator for Zvimba South. He is a member of Zanu-PF party. Chidhakwa reportedly worked in a number of companies before joining active politics. Read More About Walter Chidhakwa

Dr. Ignatius Chombo is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the ruling Zanu-PF party. He is also the former Minister of Finance and Economic Development. On 14 November 2017, after the military took over control of the country, Chombo was reportedly arrested by... Read More About Ignatius Chombo

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