Big chance for Zanu PF in Marondera Central

By Archford Chirimudombo


MARONDERA- Zanu PF stands a big chance of reclaiming Marondera Central
constituency from the opposition in this year’s general elections.
The seat is in the hands of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) after
its candidate Caston Matewu romped to victory in several constituencies and wards
following the MDC-Alliance recalls made by Douglas Mwonzora.
However, the opposition had double nominations for Marondera Central after both
Matewu and his nemesis Misheck Manyere’s papers on CCC tickets were accepted
by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
Zanu PF will be represented by educationist Cleopas Kundiona.
Nomination courts sat in Mashonaland East last week to accept candidates that will
contest in the 2023 harmonised elections set for August 2023.
Those intending to contest as National Assembly candidates, Senators, Women’s
Quota and Youth Quota candidates, submitted their papers at the Provincial
Magistrate Courts in Marondera while candidates vying for council positions
submitted their papers at councils’ offices throughout the province.
Following his nomination, Kundiona who contested the seat in 2018 and lost to
Matewu is bullish about his chances this time around.
“This time, I am confident that I will make it. My last attempt was not successful but I
have done my homework and the focus is now on reclaiming the town from the
opposition. With the support of our party Zanu PF and my campaign team, I am
ticking the right boxes in all wards in the constituency and victory is certain,”
Kundiona said.
Following the nomination of successful candidates, campaigning for the August 23
election will now formally begin in earnest and last week, the ruling Zanu PF party
launched its campaign and unveiled its manifesto in Chipinde district of Manicaland
The party, with a two thirds majority in Parliament, set a target to garner five million
votes in the and much more earnestly.

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