Originally by Daily News
A battle is brewing over exiled Jonathan Moyo’s Tsholotsho North constituency, with war veterans vowing not to back anyone without military background and liberation struggle credentials.
The constituency’s Parliament seat was left vacant after Moyo fled the country during the army-led Operation Restore Legacy which saw the ouster of Robert Mugabe.
Soon after Moyo’s departure, former senator Believe Gaule and retired major general Sibangumuzi Khumalo, both Zanu PF, began to covertly position themselves for the vacant seat.
According to the primary elections list released last weekend, the two are going to face each other in what is set to be a bruising battle.
Gaule did not hide his intention to run for the seat in a previous interview, he stated that he had the capacity to fill Moyo’s shoes.
It is, however, the declaration by war veterans that they will back Khumalo because of his war history that makes the campaign one to watch.