Professor Jonathan Moyo has delivered Tsholotsho North back to Zanu-PF party for the first time since the death of Vice President Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo.
Moyo recorded a landslide victory receiving 11695 votes while Busani Ncube 91 and Getrude Sibanda 38. In 2013 from Tsholotsho North’s 10,928 valid votes cast MDC-T got 4,874 and Zanu-PF got 4,646 votes.
Tsholotsho North constituency returns to Zanu-PF after 20 years.
The seat was last held by Cain Mathema before it was split into two constituencies – Tsholotsho North and South.
The seat fell vacant following the expulsion of Roselyn Nkomo from parliament by MDC-T.
Prof Moyo said on Twitter: “I want to thank President Mugabe, our two Vice Presidents, the NPC, party colleagues, my family, twimbos and above all Tsholotsho North voters for the landslide!”
Speaking to Journalists soon after voting, Professor Moyo said he was excited about the by-elections saying he felt liberated from the disaster of the 2013 harmonised elections.
“The constituency is returning back to the party for the first time since the death of Vice President Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo,” he said.