Grace Mugabe ally and Central Committee member Saul Nzuma defeated former police spokesperson Oliver Mandipaka.

Ahead of the vote, the former national police spokesman had allegedly tried every trick in the book to undermine Nzumba.

 During the a Zanu PF provincial coordinating meeting to reveal the names of approved candidates for the primaries, Nzumba cried foul, accusing Mandipaka of withdrawing his CV during the selection process.

Nzuma was also dressed down at a meeting which was held at Chinyadza Township under Chief Makumbe in Buhera where he was labelled a G40 sell out by Mandipaka and his allies.

He was accused of being a side kick for deposed Minister of State Mandi Chimene and Grace Mugabe.

“Mandipaka has told me that I will not make it to the primaries. He wants to fix me, but I will appeal to national election commission,” Nzuma told the provincial executive members.

Meanwhile, in Buhera North legislator and one-time G40 enthusiast, Joseph Chinotimba sailed through uncontested.