The ZANU PF Midlands Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) announced the names of the members approved to stand for the upcoming District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections.

This gives a green light for the nominated members to start campaigning ahead of the elections to be held on a date to be announced.

It seems all was not normal for the two Gokwe Districts judging from the trending events. It seems the game skewed towards the ‘typical Gokwe Ginimbis’ sidelining the typical ‘biblical Lazarus.

In the north, it favoured Gokwe Nembudziya constituency legislator, Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena. He secured the Gokwe North District DCC chairmanship post uncontested following the withdrawal of a fellow contender before the announcement of the final list.

Turning to the South, it seems Cde Tawanda Karikoga (TK) is taking the button. This comes some weeks after the announcement of his disqualification in the previous meeting.

Cde TK was vying for the Gokwe South district chairmanship. However, he was reportedly disqualified by some members on the basis that he is based in South Africa, hence, cannot lead from diaspora.

Despite the above, Cde TK wrote to his supporters assuring them that he is there in the league despite claims of relegation. It seems he got support from party heavy weights as seen from his message.

I can confirm that l, Tawanda Karikoga MP (Gokwe Mapfungautsi) will contest for Chairmanship of DCC Gokwe South 2020. I do thank the Gokwe South Provincial leadership, Midlands Provincial leadership, those who stood and defended the values of ZANU PF where democracy is exercised. Our President’s mantra ‘The voice of the people is the voice of God’ prevailed in ensuring that my name is reinstated.”

“Those who prayed, those who fasted and those who gave people hope that hope will not be lost, I thank you.”

“As campaigns continue, let’s refrain from insults, hate language and calling each other derogatory names, we are one family, we are one, we are ZANU PF.”

“Again, I thank you!

This selection criterion and TK’s bounce back is justified in a statement by Zanu PF Midlands Provincial spokesperson Cde Cornelius Mupereri. He said that the chosen were members who were able to lead the party and assist in members’ mobilisation. It also affirms that it was the survival of the fitness.

It’s all systems go for the Midlands Zanu-PF DCC elections following the announcement of members who made it to the final list after vetting at provincial and national level in a process that saw 26 members being dropped from contesting the polls,” he said.

The position was further strengthened by Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi. He said that the party is bigger than individuals adding that there should be no imposition of leaders.

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