ZEC Changes Municipal By-Election Dates Due To Unforeseen Circumstances

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Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:23:12 GMT
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ZEC Changes Municipal By-Election Dates Due To Unforeseen Circumstances

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has changed dates for municipal by-elections for Ward 24 in Chitungwiza and Ward 28 in Bulawayo that were scheduled to be held on Saturday and March 2, respectively.

ZEC Acting Chief Elections Officer Mr Utloile Silaigwana confirmed the changes and said they were were caused by unforeseen circumstances. Said Silaigwana:

It is now not feasible to conduct free and fair by-elections in Ward 24 of Chitungwiza Municipality and Ward 28 of Bulawayo on the fixed days due to unforeseen circumstances.  It is hereby notified in terms of Section 132 (1) of the Electoral Act that polling shall now take place in Ward 24 of Chitungwiza Municipality on 23 February 2019 from 7 am to 7 pm for the purpose of election of a councillor for the said ward. The candidates duly nominated following the close of sitting of the Nomination Court which sat on Wednesday, 7 December 2018 at the offices of the Town Clerk of Chitungwiza Municipality remain the same.

The candidates are Yotam Chagwada of the MDC-Alliance, Zanu-PF’s Mercy Guvamombe, Jane Makovere of MDC-T and Anderson Tsakeni of the NCA. For Bulawayo, the Nomination Court to select the candidates that was initially set to sit today will now sit on February 22, while the election will take place on March 30.

More: Herald

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