Zanu PF shuts door on Gono

ZANU PF has nominated former Central Intelligence Organisation deputy director-general Tongesayi Shadreck Chipanga to fill the Manicaland senatorial seat that fell vacant following the death of Kumbirai Kangai in 2013.

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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission officially announced Chipanga’s nomination in a Government Gazette last Friday which was republished on Monday.

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The nomination effectively locks out former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono who had earlier been earmarked for the seat.

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According to the gazette, any voter wishing to object to the nomination of Chipanga may, within a period of two weeks from the date of publication of the notice, lodge a written objection with the commission setting forth the reasons for the objection.

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Chipanga is a Zanu PF central committee member and a war veteran who was a commander during the liberation war.