Breaking News

Call for primary elections at Bosso

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo
06 February 2013 | 2950 Views
HIGHLANDERS members have called for the inclusion of primary elections that will be used to screen candidates vying for posts in the executive whenever there more than two candidates per post.

This, members said, will help the club come up with quality candidates and people of repute.

Speaking soon after the election of Jerry Sibanda as the club's treasurer and Mgcini Mpofu as vice-chairman, members said it was important to screen candidates.

Seven candidates contested the vice-chairman's post.

Only two of the candidates that contested the vice-chairman's post were refunded their $100 deposit fee as well as Sibanda and Nondo after getting more than 10 percent of the votes.

One of the candidates vying for the vice-chairman's post got a paltry three votes.

"This is a mockery to Highlanders, honestly somebody getting just three votes. It means only two members voted for him because the third was his and I think it's high time we have primary elections where we will screen some of the candidates," said Midlands based Busywek Dube.

His sentiments were echoed by Beitbridge-based Amkela Ndebele, who said those primary elections should be conducted soon after the end of the annual general meeting so that only two candidates contest a given post.

"We definitely need primary elections to avoid all this and this will bring credibility to our electoral system because at the moment it looks like anyone can go in," said Ndebele.

Kusile Rural District Council chief executive officer, Mhlaseli Mpofu said a screening system in the form of primaries will ensure only serious candidates contest the actual elections.

"When they are given an opportunity to sell their manifestos, candidates should tell us what they want to do for Highlanders instead of criticising other candidates," said Mpofu.

There could be a need therefore for a review of the constitution as there is no such close in the guiding and binding Highlanders document that calls for primary elections although the issue is likely to be topical ahead of the extraordinary meeting in June.




To curb opportunists, the Zifa assembly meeting recently resolved to increase deposit fees for candidates seeking a board position to $800.

The next Highlanders elections will be held in 2015 where members will choose the club chairman, secretary and committee members respectively, in line with the constitution.

Bosso Elections

Source: chronicle

Should Zimbabweans be deported from the UK?

Yes
27.56%
No
69.87%
Not sure
2.56%
312

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Two bodies with throats cut discovered near SDA in Nkulumane - Two de...

by Staff Reporter | 25 April 2014 | 1601 Views

'Mugabe is fit,' says Jonathan Moyo' - In a video below Information mi...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2657 Views

Women more likely to cheat on partners with longer penises - Study

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 6464 Views

CIO swarm Bulawayo ahead of Mugabe arrival

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3680 Views

CIO pushing Grace Mugabe to become Zanu PF Women's League boss

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3697 Views

Top Air Zim boss fired

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 1662 Views

Zanu-PF minister chased away by villagers - Provincial affairs ministe...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2388 Views

Mugabe hints at exit - President Robert Mugabe has hinted that he will...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2271 Views

Man arrested over bogus court orders

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 763 Views

My friend Robert Mugabe - Video

by BBC | 24 April 2014 | 1480 Views

Voice of Zimbabwe shutdown galls ZBC board - The ZBC board has expre...

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 1327 Views

SA man escapes death after being lured to Zim by Satanic cult

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 5359 Views

Zimbabwean female rapists inspire Hollywood - STORIES of gangs of wome...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3315 Views

Woman drags abusive cop husband to court

by Staff Reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2539 Views

200 court records disappear - A Plumtree senior magistrate facing char...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 2616 Views

Zanu-PF, MDC-T ready for dialogue - Political archrivals Zanu-PF and ...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 6285 Views

Mugabe needs help - President Mugabe's government urgently needs to en...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 4193 Views

Entertainment

Top SA maskandi musician itching for a Zim stage - South Africa's top ...

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 1501 Views

Nightclubs scramble for Bev, she is already fully booked

by Auxilia Katongomara | 24 April 2014 | 2455 Views

Bev off to South Africa to buy new costumes

by Brenda Phiri | 24 April 2014 | 2155 Views

Alick Macheso in costly divorce?

by Jonathan Mbiriyamveka | 24 April 2014 | 3842 Views

Majaivana's son to release debut album with Bosso tune - Lovemore Maja...

by Staff reporter | 23 April 2014 | 1654 Views

Rising reggae star Matty Julius comes to Zim Achievers Awards

by Arts Correspondent | 23 April 2014 | 837 Views

Bev confirms return to the dance floor

by Staff reporter | 24 April 2014 | 3217 Views

Tuku Recalls Picky for Greatest Hits Concert

by Staff Reporter | 22 April 2014 | 2252 Views

Oskido, Big Nuz in no show - SCORES of revellers were baying for South...

by Thupeyo Muleya | 22 April 2014 | 1470 Views

Bev, Prophet Magaya severs ties - Raunchy dancer Beverly (Bevy) Siban...

by Takawira Dapi | 24 April 2014 | 2885 Views

Hosiah Chipanga likens self to biblical Noah - VETERAN musician-cum-pr...

by Liberty Dube | 20 April 2014 | 3359 Views
iBlog

Snake Girl Attracts Crowd & Tourists To Thailand

I think this is another hoax going around the internet today. online reports claim that 8 year-old mai li fay, from bangkok, is far from living the usual life of a girl her age. everyday, thousands of people gather to the front of her family's house ... Read More
Malema 15 January 2014 ago

Internet Monitoring And Brand Protection

A review of the past 10 years in cyber security opened our eyes here at massive. reflecting on over 50 international security conventions, hundreds of white papers and government policies, we now see the gaping whole in security industry comes down t... Read More
SecNews 13 January 2014 ago