A tweet on Saturday by former government minister Jonathan Moyo says the Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube has declined to contest the Lupane East by-election. Ncube was speculated to be a possible candidate for the by-election to be held on 3 August.
Moyo himself speculates that Ncube is afraid of some Zanu-PF senior members like Obert Mpofu who apparently are plotting against him.
So @MthuliNcube is having butterflies in his stomach about contesting the Parly by-election in Lupane East constituency, which fell vacant after the death of Sithembile Gumbo in April. The story is that @MthuliNcube fears Obert Mpofu & co are trying to "pull a Jonso" on him!🤣 pic.twitter.com/uUAfknAfjN
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) June 8, 2019
The Lupane East parliamentary seat became vacant following the death of Zanu PF’s Sithembile Gumbo on April 15.
Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development.He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank ,financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland and... Read More About Mthuli Ncube
Jonathan Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician and former member of the ZANU-PF party where he was a member of the party's Politiburo. He is also the former minister of Higher and Tertiary Education. Moyo was expelled from Parliament as the (Tsholotsho North) Legislator in November... Read More About Jonathan Moyo