Zanu PF Replaces Deceased Legislators
ZANU PF has started the process of replacing some of the party’s deceased legislators through nominating replacements of the late lawmakers and forwarding them to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for the electoral body’s consideration, Newsday reports.
According to the publication here are the names that have been nominated by the ruling party to replace the late legislators:
- Fredrick Shava replaced the late Sibusiso Busi Moyo as the Midlands senator
- Dorothy Mabika will replace Ellen Gwaradzimba as the Chipinge senator and Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister
- Metrine Mudau who is the former Beitbridge West legislator will replace Matabeleland South province proportional representative MP Lisa Singo who collapsed and died last month
A General Notice 400 of 2021 published in the Government Gazette yesterday, ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba made the announcement that the ruling party was replacing the 3 lawmakers.
Fredrick Shava was sworn in as the Midlands senator this week according to a notice that was published by Chigumba:
The public is hereby notified in terms of section 39(7)(a) of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13) that Fredrick Makamure Shava a registered voter in ward 2, Gweru municipality, of Plot 4 Umsungwe Road , Harben Park, Gweru who was nominated by the Zimbabwe African National Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) party to fill the vacancy in the Senate that occurred following the death of Hon Sibusiso Busi Moyo has been appointed as Senator with effect from the publication of this notice.
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Meanwhile, ZEC is yet to make an announcement as to when by-elections will take place following the recalling of legislators in parliament by the Douglas Mwonzora led MDC T in the past 11 months,