MDC-T Bigwigs Lose Primary Elections, Mudzuri Does Not Want To Be Challenged

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.

More: Chronicle

Webster MaonderaFani MunengamiElias Mudzuri

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


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2 comments on “MDC-T Bigwigs Lose Primary Elections, Mudzuri Does Not Want To Be Challenged

  1. Is he crazy or what? He doesn’t want to go to the ward level? Then how would he expect to win against Zanu PF?

  2. They are used to get into parliament om short cuts , if he lost then he must accept the results ‘ let the youth go to parliament and these old either in Zanu PF or MDC go and retire or run their business . Democracy is about being voted .

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