Too soon to celebrate – ZANU PF tells poll contestants

by | Jan 3, 2022 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments


Brian Rungano Temba



ZANU-PF National Political Commissar Cde Mike Bimha today informed party cadres that as of now there are no winners or losers following the announcing of the preliminary results of the just ended Provincial Elections.


Bimha said that in the aftermath of the highly successful Provincial elections, all contestants and interested parties in the internal elections must stop all activities aimed at celebrating victory or expression of disgruntlement.


“The 358th Ordinary Session of the Politburo which sat as the National Electoral Directorate of the Party dissolved all the outgoing ten Provincial executives and nothing has changed so far”.


As an established rule and tradition of the Party, until the Politburo convenes to deliberate on the outcome as announced at the aforementioned press conference, the results given out remain provisional and preliminary.


The Politburo is set to convene this week, specifically with a mandate to evaluate the process, consider the results and to advise the Commissariat on the way forward


“For the record, as National Political Commissar of the Party, I did not declare any winners in the Youth, Women and Main Wings because that is outside the scope of my responsibility,” said Cde Bimha.


Cde Bimha advised all party members, including all participants to the just ended internal polls to suspend all activities related to the process such as celebrations and or petitions as the process goes under the microscope.


“All members of the party are advised to await further instructions and abide by the directive until further notice,” continued Bimha in a statement.


Amongst some of the disgruntled candidates are Harare’s Cde Godwin Gomwe in the Main Wing and Betty Kaseke in the Women’s League whose supporters have been engaging other members in heated debates with allegations of unfair play.


Masvingo’s Cde. Ezra Chadzamira is said to have also tendered his appeal through writing to the Party’s Electoral Directorate.


The Politburo is expected to meet this week.