Zanu Pf has ordered election re runs in 10 constituencies in Mashonaland West and Harare as part of efforts to resolve disputes over the outcome of the just ended primary polls.
Party supporters (Thursday) besieged the Zanu Pf headquarters threatening to vote for the opposition if their grievances are not addressed.
The supporters alleged gross irregularities, candidate imposition and vote rigging by some of the candidates who claimed victory in the primary elections.
An extra ordinary session of the Politburo, the party’s highest decision making body resolved at a meeting held at the party Headquarters in Harare today (Saturday) to conduct election reruns while at the same time sending independent observers to establish and verify the allegations within the disputed constituencies.
Zanu Pf Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu representing the Party’s Spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo said the Politburo was generally satisfied with the way the elections were conducted saying the conduct of the elections reflected deepening democracy within Zanu Pf.
“We will send independent verification teams where gross malpractices and irregularities were recorded.
The Commissariate will notify the affected constituencies at the earliest possible time,” said Mpofu.
Zanu Pf’s primary elections were held from April 29 to May 1 2018 and the party was electing prospective councillors, national Assembly and Senatorial candidates who will contest the forthcoming harmonised polls under the Zanu Pf ticket.
– Zimbabwe Eye