STAFF WRITER 26 April 2017
HARARE – MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has nominated Gift Shoko for a
Senate position for Bulawayo Province.
The nomination will now be forwarded for confirmation by the legislature,
if no objections are noted by the chief elections officer within 14 days.
This comes after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announced the
vacancy in the Senate, which occurred when MDC Senator Victor Mapungwana
died a month ago, in an April 21, General Notice (GN) 170/2017.
In the National Assembly, there is a new vacancy in the MDC party-list
seat for Harare.
The MDC proportional representation seat for Harare fell vacant following
the death of Ronia Bunjira on April 15.
The seat will be filled by another MDC nominee, in accordance with the
procedure laid down in section 39 of the Electoral Act.
There is also a new vacancy for Chiwundura constituency after the death of
Zanu PF MP Kizito Chivamba – better known for his 90s shooting of Patrick
Kombayi – who died on April 19 and was controversially declared a
The vacancy in the Midlands constituency will have to be filled through a
Polling must take place within 90 days of that date or no later than July
Meanwhile, Zec has announced the official result of the Mwenezi East
by-election held on April 8 and won by Zanu PF’s Omar Joosbi.