Murewa South independent candidate, Mr Noah Mangondo says one of his main priorities if elected into office is to fight for Macheke to be accorded town status.

Mr Mangondo told his supporters during a rally at Nyazema suburb in Macheke that he wants Macheke to be accorded town status because it is one of the fastest growing urban settlements in Mashonaland East province.

“As you have seen over the years, Macheke has grown to be a big urban settlement in this province so I want to make sure it is accorded town status,” he said.

He also outlined his constituency development plan which will include economic growth, agricultural development and infrastructural development.

Macheke is in ward 29 of Murewa rural district council.

Mr Mangondo was accompanied by his running mate, former Macheke councilor, Josephat Kamwendo, who is also running as an independent council candidate.

Other candidates for the Murewa South constituency are Zanu PF Mashonaland East Provincial Chairperson and incumbent legislator, Cde Joel Biggie Matiza, Jonathan Chawora of the MDC Alliance, Tukisai Chodewa of NCA, Musatye Mupanguri of ZAPU and Blessed Muparadzi of the Peoples Rainbow Coalition (PRC).