Sitting legislators such as Gift Chimanikire, (Southerton), Webster Maondera (Glen Norah) Fani Munengami (Glen View North) James Maridadi (Tafara/Mabvuku) and Simon Chidhakwa (Zengeza West) lost primary elections in the Nelson Chamisa led MDC-T. Other sitting legislators who lost include Mr Jameson Timba (Mount Pleasant) and women assembly chairperson, Ms Lynette Karenyi (Dangamvura-Chikanga).
Warren Park legislator and MDC-T Vice President Elias Mudzuri criticised the decision to subject him to primary elections considering that he is in the presidium. Said Mudzuri:
As a vice president I cannot be seen being challenged by junior people unless the idea is to reduce me into a political midget. Besides some of these people do not fit into the election template that we have set as a party. You cannot have a whole vice president going into a ward and subjected to primaries with junior members. I am in the presidium and have been acting president. Nowhere in the world do you see that happening. It is a joke. I hope someone is not playing political games meant to reduce me into a midget.
Webster Maondera is a Zimbabwan politician from who hails from the MDC-T party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Glen-Norah Constituency. Read More About Webster Maondera
Fani Munengami is a Zimbabwean politician and member of MDC-T. He is currently the Member of Parliament for Glenview North. Read More About Fani Munengami
Elias Mudzuri is a Zimbabwean engineer, politician and member of parliament for Warren Park. He is a former mayor of Harare, and was the minister of energy in the Government of National Unity. He is a member of the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai for... Read More About Elias Mudzuri