Peter Munyanduri loses in Chinhoyi #ElectionsZW
Self-styled politician and leader of the New Innovative and Modernisation Front Party (NIMPF), Tendai Peter Munyanduri has lost his bid to represent Chinhoyi Constituency in the National Assembly.
Munyanduri who was contesting under the banner of Democratic Opposition Party (DOP) which is fronted by Wilson Harry Peter, got a measly 60 votes compared to Leslie Evermore Mangwa of Citizens Coalition for Change who won with 15 761 votes, followed by Thomas Chidzonga of Zanu PF who had 10 051 votes with Nyasha Mutodi coming third with 85 votes.
Munyanduri who believes that only engineers must lead the country, is not a stranger to elections, as he competed for President in 2018 and lost dismally.
He is famed for campaigning during funerals and bank queues. Munyanduri failed to contest in the 2023 Presidential election due to high nominations fees, before opting to stand for Parliament and offering his support for President to Wilson Harry Peter.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) was demanding about US$20 000 nomination fees for Presidential candidates or equivalent in RTGS dollars.
Various Presidential hopefuls withdrew from the race due to the exorbitant nomination fees which has also been condemned by the SADC Election Observation Mission.