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Mnangagwa Orders New Elections For Constituencies Formerly Held By PDP

Mnangagwa Orders New Elections For Constituencies Formerly Held By PDP

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has proclaimed by-elections for six constituencies, namely Pumula, Nkulumane, Kambuzuma, Harare East, Mutasa South and Mbizo constituencies.

The High Court had ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to cancel the nomination court process for the six constituencies on the grounds that no vacancies had occurred.

The seats were held by People’s Democratic Party members, Tendai Biti (Harare East), Settlement Chikwinya (Mbizo), Willias Madzimure (Kambuzuma), Regai Tsunga (Mutasa South), Kucaca Ivumile Phulu (Nkulumane) and Sichelesile Mahlangu (Pumula) before they were controversially recalled from Parliament.

However, another judge of the High Court later issued an order setting aside the previous ruling thereby necessitating the latest proclamation.

Mnangagwa has set 28 January 2022 as the date on which the nomination courts shall sit. The proclamation read in part:

Proclamation 2 of 2022

PROCLAMATION

by

HIS EXCELLENCY, THE HONOURABLE EMMERSON DAMBUDZO MNANGAGWA, G.C.Z.M., President of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe.

WHEREAS, in terms of section 129(1)(k) and section 159 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, as read with section 39(1), of the Electoral Act the seats of members of Parliament for Pumula, Nkulumane, Epworth, Glen Norah, Harare Central, Highfield East, Highfield West, Kuwadzana East, Kuwadzana, Mufakose, St Marys, Glen View North, Kambuzuma, Harare East, Dangamvura-Chikanga, Mutasa South, Marondera Central, Marondera East, Murewa South, Chivi South, Mwenezi East, Binga North, Tsholotsho South, Mkoba, Kwekwe, Mbizo, Mberengwa South and Gokwe Central have become vacant by reason of members of the National Assembly having ceased to belong to a political party which they were members when elected to the National Assembly, by reason of the death of the members of the National Assembly and by reason of appointment of a member to another post;

AND WHEREAS, a judge of the High Court sitting in Harare had ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to cancel the nomination court process for six constituencies (namely Pumula, Nkulumane, Kambuzuma, Harare East, Mutasa South and Mbizo) in respect of which it had been alleged that no vacancies had occurred;

AND WHEREAS, subsequently, another judge of the High Court sitting in Harare issued an order setting aside the afore-mentioned order;

AND WHEREAS, due to the lapse of time since the issuance of the second-mentioned order, it is necessary to extend the nomination court process in respect of the six constituencies concerned:

NOW, THEREFORE, under and by virtue of the powers vested in the President as aforesaid, I do, by this proclamation –

(a) order new elections for the afore-mentioned Constituencies; and

(b) fix Friday, 28th of January, 2022, as the date on which the nomination courts shall sit, commencing at 10 o’clock in the morning, at –

(i) the Magistrates Court, Tredgold Building, Leopold Takawira Avenue, Bulawayo, for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as members of the National Assembly Constituencies for Pumula and Nkulumane; and

(ii) the Magistrates Court, Abdel Gamal Nasser Road (Rotten Row), Harare, for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election of members of the National Assembly Constituencies for Kambuzuma and Harare East; and

(iii) the Magistrates Court, 102–4, Herbert Chitepo (Main Street), Mutare, for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as a member of the National Assembly for Mutasa South
Constituency; and

(iv) the Magistrates Court, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (Main Street), Gweru, for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as a member of the National Assembly for Mbizo.

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12 Comments

Tkt 5 months ago

@Teraces yes it is, in this case

1- the 1st rulling was to re-instate Biti under the mdc-alliance banner; then

2- after the formation of ccc, biti is no longer entitled for re-instatement since he has chosen a party that did bot exist thus the handing of the 2nd rulling cancelling the previous order whereas he would have been installed representing mdc-allianc

Ichi chavhara chero BUSH_LAWYER vaka tadza ku-explainer,

kkkkkkkkkk


The Terraces 5 months ago

Is it legally possible for a High Court judge to set aside a ruling of another High Court judge. High Court VS High Court? Fundis plz explain.


Elder Pats 5 months ago

Legally Impossible in a country which upholds the rule of law.

Mephistophles 5 months ago

Aita zvakanaka ED. He has promptly remedied an anomaly that some were speculating would never be remedied. Thus proving them wrong. Now lets see who will win. My money is on Biti et al...


😴 5 months ago

Biti anogona kukwapaidzwa in this election. If he chooses to continue as a standalone ninja, I tell you, his political career is on the line.Strategy from Comrade ED.
Mwonzora was paid for a job well done. Udzaiwo Tendai kuti anyatsobude pachena kuti is he CCC or an Alliance member otherwise his political demise is also in the air.


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Mucitizen 5 months ago

Ndo kugona ka uku. Ngaapinde hake mukomana ne yellow CCC.


Realistically Speaking 5 months ago

Mnangagwa acts like he is the law. This is nonsense and we'll neva stand for such dictatorial tendencies. Zec and the court are the only ones who should dictate terms not a president. Yes the courts are captured now but every dog has its day. He must never be seen anywhere near decision making when it comes to elections. At the rate he is going we're going to have another Kim Jong-Un here in Southern Africa


Realistically Speaking 5 months ago

First of all I'm not your friend. Secondly, The constitution was bent by hooligans who wanted Mugabe to stay in power. ED promised responsible leadership which mearnt one his first tasks when the military gave him power was to remove all dictatorial laws and pave way for democracy but he not only kept them but is now using them to thwart his rivals who have only excelled because ED has failed to run Zimbabwe

Sir Che Guevara 5 months ago

He is acting according to constitution, its something from his own heard.

Kety 5 months ago

Go and read the constitution my friend........ Clearly you know nothing

Chikandamina 5 months ago

Ndozvo zvapera,kwa🗯️sara race.go go 🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃ccc win all.


Kety 5 months ago

@Realistically u clearly know nothing......you don't even know who made the constitution...... Shame


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