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ZEC Ready For Saturday's By-elections - Mangwana

ZEC Ready For Saturday's By-elections - Mangwana

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has expressed its readiness to hold six local authority by-elections across the country on Saturday, 22 October 2022.

ZEC will conduct elections in Ward 4 Insiza Rural District Council (RDC), Ward 2 Matobo RDC, Ward 24 of Buhera RDC, Ward 4 Guruve RDC, Ward 18 Mutare Municipality and Ward 6 Takawira RDC tomorrow.

The run-up to the by-elections has been marred by politically motivated violence which rocked Matobo and Insiza, Matabeleland South where suspected ZANU-PF supporters attacked an injured CCC activists and also damaged vehicles.

Despite the violence, ZEC spokesperson Jasper Mangwana told CITE that they are ready to conduct the -by-elections. He said:

ZEC is ready. Printing of ballot paper and distribution of materials for the 6 by-elections to be held over the weekend is in progress.

Preparations are going on well and the commission hopes that by Thursday all materials will be in place.

I am urging all contesting candidates and the electorate to conduct their electioneering peacefully.

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