Mutsvangwa In Zanu Pf Primaries Victory As Rival Suddenly Pulls Out
Special advisor to the president Christopher Mutsvangwa will be representing Zanu Pf for the Norton constituency after his rival, Langton Mutendereki suddenly pulled out of the rerun race.
Mutsvangwa pulled a ‘sour grapes’ when he lost in the first round and blasted everyone, from the Zanu Pf Commissar Engelbert Rugeje to saying that president ED would lose if he didn’t put a leash on Rugeje.
According to sources, the Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial coordinating committee (PCC) meeting that met yesterday was given an instruction to ensure Mutsvangwa was not contested.
“We are going into this meeting with a clear instruction, comrade, we have to ensure that the special advisor is uncontested in the re-run. This is because he had no time to campaign and he is very busy travelling with the president while other candidates had time to do so,” said a member of the PCC before the meeting in Chinhoyi yesterday.
“So the instruction is that he has to go uncontested,” added the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Mutsvangwa emerged all smiles from the PCC meeting and declared that the province had done “the correct thing.”
“I feel happy because this is what the Mashonaland West leadership and the people of Norton wanted,” he said.
“It was investigated and the technical team saw that the initial elections were not done according to the laid-down rules and regulations.
“I never forced anyone to quit, he [Mutendereki] withdrew voluntarily and he is part of my campaign team.”
However all was not well with Mutendereki, following rumors saying that he was ‘forced’ to step aside for bigwig Mutsvangwa.
Before the announcement Mutendereki was still dilly dallying on running for the second race.
“It’s a decision that I can’t make alone remember there are thousands of people who voted for me, not only that some helped me with resources,” he said.
“Phone me tomorrow around 9am and I will give you enough information.”
Yesterday Mutendereki was not answering his mobile phone, the rest is history.