NCA eyes Harare, Zaka council seats

HARARE - Opposition National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) party has fielded candidates to contest the Harare and Zaka council by-elections scheduled for January 25.

NCA candidate Garikayi Takura will square off with Maureen  Nyemba of Zanu PF, Albert Mponda of MDC and Jack Ethen Muzanenhamo who is standing as an independent candidate for Ward 12 in Harare.

The NCA is fielding Enock Chikamhi, who will be pitted against Elias Budi Mutava of the mainstream MDC and Togarepi Toruvanda of Zanu PF.

Rita Makarau, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson, said the vacancies have been caused by deaths since the July 31 vote.

She said council by-elections were due in Harare (Ward  12), Karoi Town Council  (Ward 10)  and Zaka Rural District Council  (Ward 32).

“We are going to be holding three by-elections in Harare Province, Mashonaland West province and Masvingo province end of this month,” Makarau said.

“The by-elections were necessitated by the death of the councillors that had been elected and we were informed by the town clerks of the various council that vacancies had arisen in their various councils, which necessitated by- elections.”

In Karoi Town Council Ward 10 by-election, Solomon Chiwaya Musekiwa of the mainstream MDC will square off against Fortunate Madamombe of Zanu PF.

Comments (2)

To each, his own..I hope these by-elections will not be as messy as our last general election and may the best team win..I take issue with the NCA though, who make up this new body as most of the contituents have been rubbishing it in the press? I refer to the ZCTU, ZCC and others..these bodies made part of the NCA..Why does Madhuku not find a new name for his project rather than cash in on the name of an organisation which was started as an apolitical body??? I he suggesting those members of the NCA not travelling with him should instead find a new name? If this were the case..what informs this arrogance?

gutter poet - 3 January 2014

The Nca has got its membership which met 28 September at the extra ordinary congress and decided to transform it into a political party its not Madhuku who decided,On the issue of the name the NCA will hold its inaugural party congress where various issues are to be tabled amongst them the issue of the name and leadership selection by NCA members

MR - 3 January 2014

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