May 02, 2018 / comments : 0
BY NEWSANCHOR REPORTER
Real estate tycoon Philip Chiyangwa, who was running for the Zvimba South parliamentary seat, was left with egg on the face after he was jeered at by Zanu PF supporters while presenting his manifesto during a joint campaign meeting in Banket last week
Following the embarrassing episode the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president left the venue in a huff.
In his five-minute presentation, Chiyangwa appealed to the electorate to vote for him in the chaotic Zanu PF primary polls and promised to develop sports infrastructure in the area. However, the crowd would not have none of it and started denouncing the flamboyant businessman, heckled and booed him off stage.
Chanted the crowd, "Down with thieves" while others shouted "this is not soccer but politics, stupid."
As soon he was done, the second candidate and firm favourite Chrispen 'Kadhoza' Saidi was called to the podium and the packed hall burst into jubilant song and dance.
After sensing that the prospective voters had snubbed him, Chiyangwa immediately left the venue before driving off.
Chiyangwa, a former Chinhoyi legislator, is eyeing the Zvimba South seat which is currently held by former Mines minister Walter Chidakwa, whose career in the revolutionary party is good as over after he was barred from contesting in the primaries for being loyal to deposed former president Robert Mugabe, who is his close relative.
Other candidates are Saidi, who has served as a councillor for the past 27 years, councillor Zandile Maseko and liberation war veteran Jessica Tapfumaneyi.
Results of the primary election had not been announced by the time of writing.
Meanwhile, at least one person was injured in violent clashes that broke out at Chinengundu Centre in Chegutu West constituency.
Incumbent MP Dexter Nduna fired five shots allegedly to fend-off marauding youths who were baying for his polling agent's blood.
Norton district police boss, Chief Superintendent Misheck Chingozha confirmed the incident and warned that police would deal sternly with perpetrators of violence.
He said the skirmishes started when a group of rival supporters of candidates contesting in the primary elections tried to bar people intending to vote from exercising their right.
Nduna said his life and that of his agent were threatened resulting in him firing warning shots.
The injured person is currently receiving treatment at Chegutu District Hospital where her condition is reportedly stable. TOP NEWS.
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