President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to meet with the ruling ZANU PF party’s security department to be appraised of what transpired during the chaotic district coordinating committee (DCC) elections held a week ago.
ZANU PF secretary for security in the politburo, Lovemore Matuke, confirmed to the Daily News on Sunday that Mnangagwa wants to know what happened during the party’s highly-divisive internal polls. Said Matuke:
The president obviously has an interest in knowing what took place during the DCC elections countrywide, but our teams are still on the ground.
We expect that they will be back early this week and from there we will compile a comprehensive report which we will give to the party and the president.
The ruling party has withheld the results of the majority of the DCC elections after some losing candidates alleged ballot fraud and massive rigging during the polls.
In the Midlands Province, Mnangagwa’s home province, for instance, losing Kwekwe DCC candidate for the chairperson’s position, Vongaishe Mupereri, has accused the party’s provincial chairperson, Daniel Mackenzie Ncube, and some members of his executive of rigging the polls.
Mupereri lost the district chairmanship to Moses Thandika.