Ozias Bvute disqualified from ZANU-PF polls

Zanu PF legislator Ozias Bvute has been disqualified from the race for Mashonaland East provincial chairmanship.

Announcing the disqualification of Bvute, Zanu PF Political Commissar Mike Bimha said: “This communication serves to advise that the party has disqualified Cde Ozias Bvute from contesting in the current Zanu PF provincial elections.

He said disqualified candidates would not be allowed to appeal.

In a statement on Twitter, Norton MP Temba Mliswa advised the Goromonzi North legislator to accept the ruling party decision adding there “will be something big for him.”

“It’s painful that Ozias Bvute was disqualified. However that’s politics, ndogwara remusangano, you have to accept it. There will be something big for him, that’s how @ZANUPF_Official operates if you listen. Being barred from contesting is normal.

“I experienced the same when I wanted to be Youth Chairman some time back and Shamuyarira supported me. However, Rati Gava and Zhuwao blocked me. I was never enemies with them and continued working with them.

“Later when I wanted to be Provincial Chairperson they supported me. However there will be serious fights in Masvingo, Mash Central & Manicaland. In Mash East both Garwe and Bvute are smart enough to reach out to each other and stop infighting,” Mliswa said.

Ozias Bvute is the managing director and chief executive of Zimbabwe Cricket.

He replaced Vincent Hogg as chief executive in 2005. Hogg’s departure came against the background of the player standoffs, with the senior and mostly white players taking the board to task over issues of administration.