Announcing the final list of candidates in Harare yesterday, Zanu-PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu warned members not to tamper with the approved list saying disciplinary action will be taken against any individual who does so.
Mpofu’s comments come after Zanu-PF Matabeleland South Province rejected the list of parliamentary candidates which came from the party’s national commissariat headed by retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje. The province resolved to appoint provincial chairperson Rabelani Choene as the Beitbridge senatorial candidate instead of Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s wife Tambudzani Mohadi. Said Mpofu:
Disciplinary action will be taken against any individual who will tamper with the approved list of candidates. The names of the final successful candidates as will be announced are the ones which will have to complete the nominations documents and provide their credentials to ZEC.
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Mpofu said Zanu-PF had made corrections for senatorial candidates for Matabeleland South Province as per the Politburo directive. He said in Beitbridge the candidate was Tambudzani Mohadi, in Bulilima-Mangwe Simon Khaya Moyo, Alima Mukweva (Gwanda), Thembani Mathuthu (Mzingwane), Essabel Ngwenya (Matobo) and Earnest Ncube (Inzisa).