President Mugabe yesterday blasted Zanu-PF leadership for allowing a “thief” Ronald Chindedza, to represent the party in the recent Norton by-election that saw the ruling party losing to independent candidate Mr Temba Mliswa.

Addressing people during the official opening of Murongwe Primary School and Clinic in Dande yesterday, President Mugabe said the party needed to do a serious introspection and ensure that the mistake was not repeated. President Mugabe described Chindedza as a thief who was not popular with the people of Norton.

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During a disputed Zanu-PF primary election presided over by Harare South legislator Shadreck Mashayamombe, Chindedza controversially won against other party candidates that included Cdes Bybit Tsomondo, Joyce Mukazhu and Margaret Zvinavashe. Issues of imposition of candidates were raised then, but the party’s commissariat department did nothing to address the matter. As such, Chindedza ended up representing zanu-pf against the will and wishes of the people of Norton.

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Source: Bulawayo 24 News

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