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ZEC Withdraws Notice Of By-Elections Vacancies For Six Constituencies

ZEC Withdraws Notice Of By-Elections Vacancies For Six Constituencies

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has withdrawn the notice of by-election vacancies for six National Assembly constituencies that were held by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members, including the party’s former president Tendai Biti before they were illegally recalled.

This comes after the High Court set aside the proclamation made declaring the seats vacant.

The court further ruled that the previous ruling nullifying the recall of the six MPs effectively stands despite an appeal that was made by former PDP members opposed to Biti and the five MPs.

In a notice on Tuesday evening, ZEC chief elections officer Utoile Silaigwana said there exists no vacancies in Nkulumane, Mbizo, Kambuzuma, Mutasa South, Pumula and Harare East National Assembly Constituencies. The notice read:

IT is hereby notified that, following a court order issued in the case of Kucacai Ivumile Phulu and 6 others vs Benjamin Rukanda and 7 others, Case No HCH 106/22, there exists no vacancies in Nkulumane, Mbizo, Kambuzuma, Mutasa South, Pumula and Harare East National Assembly Constituencies.

The Proclamation calling for by-elections issued by His Excellency the President in terms of Statutory Instrument 1 of 2022 on 6 January 2022 is accordingly amended.

Nomination Courts for the purposes of receiving nominations of candidates for election as members of the National Assembly for the said constituencies shall therefore not sit and there shall be no by-elections in the said constituencies.

Silaigwana also withdrew the notice of vacancy for Ward 3 of Bulawayo Municipality following an urgent chamber application challenging the existence of the vacancy. He said:

IT is hereby notified for general information that the declaration of a vacancy in Ward 3 of Bulawayo Municipality has been withdrawn by the local authority following an urgent Chamber Application challenging the existence of the vacancy.

The Nomination Court for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as Councillor for the said ward shall therefore not sit and there shall be no by-election in ward 3 of Bulawayo Municipality.

By-elections for more than 20 National Assembly constituencies and over 100 council seats will be held on 26 March this year.

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11 Comments

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

PAMBERI NE ZANU PF nhamo yeumwe hairambirwe sadza


Bright 3 months ago

True

Josphat 3 months ago

Nhamo yazorova mucivil servant asvuuka manje unongoona maziso neshaya dzakavuda woziva kuti muciv servant kk.


T@aaa 3 months ago

Chavarikuda kuti arambe arikunze zvikuru biti haitongwe kusvika 2023


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Baba Titie 3 months ago

Haah tirikutongwa nevadzvinyiriri sure ktodarika Smith, saka court yirikuvadzorera hre mu Parliament or yichangoramba yakatsikira kupa judgment until 2023? Vatya kt Biti anodzokera anovaremera mu Parliament murume uyu,bt zvichapera hazvo ndaona Mwonzora nema shefu ake ve ZANU 2023 vachiyitiza nyika nehusiku mirai ka muone.


Ginious 3 months ago

NHM🤠

Rwadzi Gunsmoke 3 months ago

Haaa nyaya dzacho hazvinzwisisike sure macourt edu aya shame shame sure...ZEC ZANU PF kusatonyara sure Mwari vanoona guys zvichapera chete


Mai Chimuti 3 months ago

What does this mean in simple language?


Jimaz 3 months ago

It means Biti and others are now going back to parliament despite the appeal noted by Rukanda and others at the supreme Court in other words this particular judgement is a declarator

T@aaa 3 months ago

Kkk vaona kuti mukomana achinja zita rebato vaidii kunge vakapedza nyaya dzacho kare.Voda kupa Mwonzora vanhu


PRIDE N 3 months ago

Tinenge tichikuzoomer usasase🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♀️


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