Zanu PF wins by-elections

HARARE - As widely expected, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife Auxillia won the Chirumhanzu-Zibangwe constituency in by-elections that were boycotted by the main opposition parties.

Barnwell Seremwe, yet another Zanu PF candidate, was victorious in the Mt Darwin West Constituency by-elections polling 18 315.

Keeping it in the family, Auxillia polled 16 092 to replace her husband who was promoted to vice president post by President Robert Mugabe last year.

Opposition parties and independent candidates on the other hand performed dismally failing to score a combined 1 000 votes.

Little known opposition outfit Good People’s Movement candidate Dewa Gadzamoyo managed a paltry 86 votes while Independent candidate Kanoti Chawawona could only afford 257 votes.

Transform Zimbabwe’s Abigail Musambasi was the best of all the opposition candidates garnering 456 votes.

However, Lovemore Madhuku’s National Constitutional Assembly candidate Munashe Mutodza attained the least votes managing just 79.

Seremwe fills the post that was left vacant after Mnangagwa’s predecessor Joice Mujuru was sworn in as the vice president in 2013.

However, the highlight of the largely incident free elections was the refusal by the main opposition parties to take parties in the polls citing the uneven playing ground.

The MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai says it will not take part in any future elections unless the Zanu PF dominated Parliament aligns the Electoral Act with the new constitution.

Comments (9)

Zanu Pf apparently went to polls alone our opposition parties did not participate.Now what i think to further consolidate our democracy in the near future we need to look at the electoral laws as our opposition parties are saying and also make sure the constitution deals with these bogus,conmen-linked tiny opposition parties who only exist to create a chaos in formulating clear public opinion over issues and spoil votes.its time our constitution works it out that we have only two political parties like all modern and strong democracies.How can a country like Zimbabwe have more that 6 political parties?what are they standing for.all should affliate to the main parties and we have strong voices and not clueless little things that can notdo anything at all

carson macate - 29 March 2015

MDC you have seem the light...eventually. You were not supposed to take part in the 2013 general elections and sleeping with the devil, you small minded morrons!! You helped legitimize ZANU PF dictatorship. You were warned not to take part in those elections and now???? You have no principles at all. You are fit to remain in opposition forver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Garikayi - 30 March 2015

yoweee. ZANU PF kumberi. these are warning shots for a resounding victory come 2018

wind - 30 March 2015

We are tired of politics, year in year out.Win of ZANU brings more suffering. Opposition should not contest those election maybe we can have peace. Let them rule, we are tired. Give them more cities for free. Maybe they will be satisfied and concentrate on economic build. Maybe they can give us an option on Chinese, who are looting with nothing being given to the community .

basviri - 30 March 2015

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Lets say zanu wins in 2018 "resoundngly" vaWind, how is that going to improve the lives of Zimbabweans? More vendors coming tp the streets from the formal sector? Is that a thing you can really look forward to?

Donato Matibili - 30 March 2015

ZANU PF will rig elections even when contesting against themselves! They are full of shit! havagoni kusaba. Their lives are about stealing wherever, whenever!

Obert Mpofu - 30 March 2015

By not contesting for the elections MDC T is getting smarter because those elections are used by Zanu PF to measure themselves.Keep Boycotting till 2018 general elections

Mdc t - 30 March 2015

Seems Zanu is obsessed with elections and nothing about the welfare of the people. Elections were marred by voter apathy, next thing you hear 18 000 people cast their votes, kubvepi. You won tongai ka tione, the capital city is flooded by vendors who have outnumbered those who want to buy. What a shame

Chibaba Chenyuchi - 30 March 2015

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