In an interview with The Herald, media personality, Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa said she is not running for the Harare East parliamentary seat as a candidate for the National People’s Party (NPP) which is led by former Vice President Joice Mujuru. Ruvheneko is the daughter of Zanu-PF Politburo member and Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa.
She said the campaign poster circulating on social media is fake and denied working Mujuru or running for a political seat in 2018. She said when she decides to do so she will make the announcement officially. Said Ruvheneko:
I have come across a campaign poster on social media which falsely alleges that I am running for the position of Member of Parliament for the Harare East constituency under the National People’s Party. It is fake news. I categorically state that I do not work with or for the NPP and that I am not running for any political seat in the 2018 election. I have spoken to the NPP’s secretary general, Mr Gift Nyandoro, who reassured me that the hoax did not originate with them. If and when I am running for public office, it will not be a debate about whether or not it is true because I will announce my candidacy clearly through my own and other official channels. Sadly, we may never know who did this, but I have my suspicions. Either way, it is untrue and no one should continue to spread this lie.