In a ZANU PF primary elections rerun held in Zimbabwe’s Zvimba West constituency on April 15, Justice, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Ziyambi Ziyambi lost to Maruva Mercy Dinha for the second time. Dinha reportedly beat Ziyambi by an even bigger margin, with reports indicating that almost 2,000 ZANU PF members who voted for Ziyambi in the initial election abandoned him in the rerun. In the rerun, Ziyambi garnered 2,331 votes, while Dinha won 6,022 votes.
The ZANU PF primary elections were initially held on March 25, where Dinha had garnered 4,104 votes, and Ziyambi had come out second with 4,074 votes. The third candidate, Gifford Gomwe, who won less than 1,000 votes, withdrew from the race before the rerun. ZANU PF ordered a re-run in Zvimba West where the initial primary election was marred by reports of violence and rigging.
Apart from Zvimba West, ZANU PF also conducted reruns in Mbare, Churu, and Gokwe Nembudziya constituencies on April 15. Another rerun is scheduled to be held in Insiza South on April 22. The party has been grappling with election disputes and irregularities in several constituencies, leading to reruns in several areas.