Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters at a rally at Mucheke Stadium, Masvingo, President Mnangagwa threatened unspecified action against Zanu-PF members who defied the party and are running as independent candidates after losing the party’s primary elections.
Mnangagwa criticised members who are running as independent candidates. Said Mnangagwa:
We are no longer friends; we do not want that spirit of legion. If you are defeated, the party is bigger than individuals, no one has a pocket that fits Zanu PF, but we all fit in Zanu PF. Zanu PF is a mass party with everyone,” Mnangagwa said amid cheers from the capacity crowd bussed from all corners of the province.
Several disgruntled Zanu PF members such as Darlington Chiwa will contest withZanu-PF’s official candidate for Chiredzi West constituency, Farai Musikavanhu. Pascal Mudzikisi, who was blocked in Masvingo North also filed to stand against Agriculture deputy minister Davis Marapira.