All set for tomorrow's by-elections

Online Desk |  10 months ago | top

All is set for tomorrow’s by-elections with both the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) saying they are ready to ensure free and credible polls that are being contested in 28 constituencies and 122 local authorities.

Altogether 1 990 polling stations have been set for the mini-elections and yesterday parties and candidates were inspecting the voters’ roll as well as staging final rallies.

ZEC spokesperson, Commissioner Jasper Mangwana, said it is all systems go as the commission has done adequate preparations with no major challenges from stakeholders.

The by-elections will be held for 122 local authority wards and 28 national assembly seats, that fell vacant following recalls and deaths of sitting members.

ZEC has so far accredited a total number of 572 observers. Of the total accredited observers so far, 526 are locals while 33 are foreigners.

Meanwhile, the ruling party ,ZANU PF says tomorrow's by elections, is a warm-up to the 2023 harmonised elections.

Addressing a post Politburo media briefing at the party's headquarters in Harare yesterday, ZANU-PF spokesperson Ambassador Chris Mutsvangwa said the polls' outcome, will be used by the party to adequately prepare for next year's harmonised elections.