Zanu PF wants Kereke seat declared vacant

via Zanu PF wants Kereke seat declared vacant NewZimbabwe 02/10/2013

THE Zanu PF politburo on Wednesday confirmed Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke’s expulsion and asked the Speaker of Parliament to declare the seat vacant to trigger a by-election.

Kereke had his nomination papers for the July 31 elections signed by the Zanu PF district leaders, but he was disqualified by the party on the basis that he had not been a member for five years.

Zanu PF nominated Elias Musakwa as its preferred candidate, but the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) would later advice the party that once Kereke’s nomination papers were accepted, it had no authority to stop him standing on the party’s ticket.

Both Kereke and Musakwa subsequently stood on the Zanu PF ticket, with the former adviser to Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono emerging victorious with 7,270 votes to Musakwa’s 6,052. The MDC-T’s Heya Shoka polled 3,863 votes with the MDC’s Benjamin Katema bringing the rear with 415 votes.

Zanu PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo told reporters after the politburo meeting: “On Kereke, the party’s decision still stands, he is expelled. So we have advised the Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda, to declare the Bikita West post vacant and a by-election must be held.”

District officials Lovemore Matuke and Edmond Mhere, who signed Kereke’s papers, “are going to face disciplinary action for what they did”, Gumbo added



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    mazen'e 9 years ago

    with kereke we had brought development to our area but now this means bikita west is nolonger improving. please bikita west people stand up and show the nation that we chose this guy out of the sixth sense of getting development coz he knows what needs to be done best than any other imposed guys.

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    LoudSilence BlindingDarkness DzimbaDzemabgwe 9 years ago

    What is so special about the Bikita constituencies really. There is always a by election and I wonder why. Let the infighting continue till the roost head drops.

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    Torai hupfumi 9 years ago

    Kereke should stand again akazvimirira and win again, What is so special on Musakwa again that is imposing on people. Pliz lets not impose people have spoken out. ZANU PF won through the same people and MDC T cried but ZANU PF said people have spoken saka chaipa chii apa. Kereke wants to lead his people give a chance and see what he can do to his people.

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    Chitova weGona 9 years ago

    MaChinja torai seat iro!