The ZBC radio announcer who defeated a minister in the Zanu PF primary elections has been elbowed out.

Abedinico Ncube, a Mnangagwa ally has shockingly bounced back as a Zanu PF parliamentary candidate for Gwanda South, replacing Omphile Marupi who had garnered 1 284 votes against Ncube’s 1 180.
Marupi told Newsday :  “Man, I am out. No reasons were given. There is something someone is hiding, but it will come out in the open.” Ncube who is Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs minister curtly said:“That’s your story.”

Ncube collapsed after he was defeated by Marupi in Zanu PF primary elections held last month, before he appealed against the results and won his way back into contention.

Zanu PF supporters have threatened to back opposition candidates as they accused the ruling party of imposing Ncube to represent them.

“He has been MP for 20 years, but there is nothing to show to this effect. Asitshayeleni ibhola ehlathini njengoba abanye besithi bhora musango. (Let’s kick the ball astray like what others are calling for).”