Hwange officials eye Zanu PF seats

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THREE senior officials from Hwange Colliery Company (HCC) yesterday submitted applications to contest the forthcoming harmonised elections on a Zanu PF ticket, it has been learnt.

By Theophilus Anderson, Own Correspondent

Victoria Falls Nkosilathi Jiyane, who is also a Hwange Colliery board member, and Siphiwe Mapfuwa, another board member, submitted their CVs.

They were joined by the company’s human resources manager Fati Mpofu.

It could not be immediately established which constituency Jiyane was eyeing, but Mapfuwa is reported to be relishing another dance as a councillor in Hwange Rural District Council, a position she relinquished during the 2008 elections.

Mpofu, also a Zanu PF central committee member, is eyeing the Hwange East constituency where he will battle it out with Tapiwa Sibanda and Hilario Ngulube.

In Hwange Central, the party’s deputy provincial chairman Reeds Dube will slug it out with former colliery human resources officer Simbarashe Munamba and Arthur Ndlovu.

In Hwange West Bekithemba Mpofu will battle it out with three other contestants who include fellow Victoria Falls businessman Pandya Kumar Dilit.

Public relations practitioners Clemence Mukwasi and Burzil Dube are reported to have submitted their applications for senatorial positions.

Zanu PF lost all Hwange parliamentary and senatorial seats to the MDC-T in the last harmonised elections held in 2008.

It will hold primary elections on June 24.