GWERU: The ZANU PF Midlands provincial coordinating committee yesterday announced names of people who were approved to stand for the upcoming District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections paving way for campaigns on elections to be held on a date to be announced.
The announcement follows a vetting process at provincial and national level that saw 26 aspiring candidates being dropped from contesting in the polls.
Speaking after a PCC meeting held at Zanu PF conference center, the party’s provincial spokesperson Cornelia Mupereri said reasons leading to dropping other member were various including
“There are people who were dropped for various reasons some of which are immaturity in the party, some were over aged particularly those who wanted to run for youth affair posts while some had questionable backgrounds.
“All these were vetted and disqualified but we urge those who did not make it to work together with those who were successful. What it means now is that election mood is in full throttle and people are going to be campaigning,” he said.
Pertaining dates of elections, Mupereri said direction will be given from the politburo.
Also present at the PCC, Zanu PF Politburo member Simbarashe Mumbengegwi urged the party to remain united during and after the elections.
“Elections come and pass so the party should continue after that. If we fight and hold grudges, then what would be of the party tomorrow. Let’s love and show each other respect. Hold clean campaigns and let the people decide,” Mumbengegwi advised.
Meanwhile Gokwe Nembudziya constituency legislator, Justice Mayor Wadyajena becomes Gokwe North district DCC chairperson after securing the post without any contestation following the withdrawal of his supposed contender from the race before the announcement of the final list.