Gono has to wait, again


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Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono will have to wait again to know his fate about the Senate seat for Manicaland left vacant following the death of politburo member Kumbirai Kangai. The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front politburo today said it would follow the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission ruling, that disqualified him, for now but tasked Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa to see how Gono, could at some point, become senator. ZEC boss Rita Makarau disqualified Gono for the seat because he was not a registered voter for Manicaland. His registration could not be transferred from Harare to Manicaland because there was currently no legal framework to enable that. Gono blamed his disqualification on the internal squabbles in ZANU-PF but added that he was prepared to wait even up to 2023. Information Minister Jonathan Moyo said Gono’s claim was just a sign of how desperate he was to become a senator.

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