Zanu-PF warns Dinha 'pull out or face the music'

Zanu-PF warns Dinha 'pull out or face the music'
Published: 18 June 2018 (437 Views)
Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs Advocate Martin Dinha was yesterday advised to withdraw his candidature for Mazowe North constituency where he lost to Campion Mugweni in the primaries or risk being expelled from the party and losing his job.

Adv Dinha successfully filed his nomination papers last Thursday as a Zanu-PF candidate for Mazowe North, a move that was described as a "last-minute decision to save the party", amidst rumours that Mugweni's "skeletons" were about to be exposed.

This meant that the constituency has two candidates under Zanu-PF - Adv Dinha and Mugweni.

Speaking at a provincial coordinating committee meeting in Bindura yesterday, Politburo member and principal of the Herbert Chitepo School of Ideology Munyaradzi Machacha said the party had agreed that Adv Dinha withdraws as Zanu-PF candidate for Mazowe North.

"If he (Adv Dinha) fails to withdraw tomorrow (today) he risks being expelled from the party or losing his job as Minister of State," he said.

"We will also denounce him at the constituency and de-campaign him." Mugweni Provincial chairperson Kazembe Kazembe said Adv Dinha was called at the last minute at the nomination court as a precautionary measure.

"Something was about to happen and there was danger of certain allegations about Mugweni that were about to be raised," said Kazembe. "We didn't know what information was available and we risked having no candidate for that constituency.

"To safeguard the party, Adv Dinha had to file his papers in preparation of the unexpected. The grace period of four days after the nomination court has come to an end and this meeting has resolved that Adv Dinha must withdraw as a candidate and stop campaigning."

Machacha told the meeting that although Mashonaland Central province was the best in garnering votes for Zanu-PF, it was now ranked number two due to voter apathy.

"From surveys conducted, Mash Central has dropped from its top position to number two province in the country due to voter apathy in places like Mbire, Mt Darwin and Guruve," he said.

"In 2013, this province was number one. In the next one and half months you must fight voter apathy by showing love. Stop labelling each other and follow those who are no longer coming to the party, encourage them to come to the party. "Some, like Christopher Chitindi. were discouraged by the primary elections. Talk to him and encourage him.

"Put more effort on unity, those placing you at number two are the ones staying at home. The good part is that Mash Central is pro-Zanu-PF."

Machacha said the commissariat agreed that there was need to improve the distribution of senatorial positions which was leaving some party members disgruntled.

"Senatorial positions are distributed through ranking, leading to a situation where some candidates hail from the same district," he said.

"Masvingo has the same problem and it was discussed and agreed that we need to improve. We need a system which is fairer and understandable."

- the herald

Tags: Zanu-PF, Dinha, 2018,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Govt regrets Battlefields disaster

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 85 Views

CAAZ boss arrested

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 91 Views

Mangudya to present a clear roadmap on currency reforms

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 146 Views

Isuzu bakkies are a favourite in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 122 Views

It's squeaky bum time for unsung Mangudya

by Guthrie Munyuki | 19 February 2019 | 108 Views

BREAKING: MDC Youth leader acquitted

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 February 2019 | 136 Views

Cyril Ramaphosa coming to Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 February 2019 | 141 Views

Winky D, Jah Prayzah shoot down rivalry

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 128 Views

Chiwenga still fighting ailment, still feeling 'kupisa'

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 208 Views

Mnangagwa rejigged security sector to consolidates power

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 145 Views

Chief Maduna and Ndiweni write to Mnangagwa's defence minister

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 138 Views

Chamisa blasts Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 136 Views

China spends $2,5 billion on Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 108 Views

Perrance Shiri sets up 99-year lease Help Desk

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 121 Views

'Sadc chair lied on Zimbabwe situation'

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 120 Views

Mnangagwa losing war on money changers

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 135 Views

Ex-Military government officials angered by public scrutiny

by Alistair Nyakudya | 19 February 2019 | 195 Views

Mnangagwa's 'CIO son' cons church-mate

by newzimbabwe | 19 February 2019 | 148 Views

'Government does not own Zimpapers'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 February 2019 | 113 Views

Mangudya considering devaluing Zimbabwe bond notes

by Bloomberg | 19 February 2019 | 178 Views

Zimbabwe tourism earnings surpass $1 billion

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 113 Views

TinTin suffers mental illness scare

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 February 2019 | 176 Views

Letter to my friends in the MDC Alliance

by Nkosilathi Emmanuel Moyo, Sr | 19 February 2019 | 149 Views

'ZANU PF will be dead in 2028' says Jonathan Moyo

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 February 2019 | 154 Views

PHOTOS: Top ZANU PF leader's body arrives

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 February 2019 | 169 Views

Zimnat invites entries for Sanlam financial journalism award

by Staff writer | 19 February 2019 | 124 Views

MDC Bulawayo endorses Chamisa for Presidency

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 February 2019 | 178 Views

Jonathan Moyo imposter calls Chamisa a biblical Moses.

by Mandla Ndlovu | 19 February 2019 | 234 Views

Chamisa, Mnangagwa MPs set tone for dialogue

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 215 Views

Former minister's children fight over estate

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 209 Views

$7bn needed for cleaner energy in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 119 Views

Man steal 'funeral' meat

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 158 Views

5 'Zacc officials' in trouble

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 156 Views

African Union and Sadc are spineless

by Pearl Matibe | 19 February 2019 | 161 Views

Serial burglar jailed 48 months

by Staff reporter | 19 February 2019 | 119 Views