Chipinge Agritex officer enters ZANU PF primaries

Fungai Munyoro-Chingaira


CHIPINGE – Prominent Chipinge Agritex Officer Tapiwanashe Chagwesha is one of the eight contestants participating in the ZANU PF primary elections slated for Friday.
Although the Public Service Commission (PSC) regulations bar civil servants from holding political office, Chagwesha told Chipinge Times that he has made this decision because he is about to retire.


The primary elections are to choose Zanu PF candidate for Ward 8 by-elections slated for March 26, 2022.
There are four vacant wards namely 1,2,4 and 8 which lost their councilors after the MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora recalled councilors he believed to be affiliated to Nelson Chamisa in August last year.
Chagwesha pledged to develop Chipinge in the event that he won.


“I am about to retire. I will retire anytime soon. I saw it fit to contest. A lot of things are not going on well in Chipinge. Our roads are in bad shape. People are being given subserviced suburbs. Government has put a lot of money in road rehabilitation but nothing has been done. People are struggling to cross from Usanga to town because there are no bridges,” he said.


Chagwesha also said that he wanted to become the council chairman if elected. He is battling it out with Simba Takavingei in the Ward 8 primaries.
In Ward 1, Tamburikai Mucheri will face Emmah Magaha while Ward 2 has Washington Mudhombozi, a teacher by profession and Sithembile Mlambo Mubhangi.
In ward 4, Lot Kamupela will battle it out with Tom Rusti.

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