WATCH: March 26 by elections: What it means for contesting parties

By ZBC Reporter
OUT of the 28 national assembly seats which were being contested for in this Saturday’s by-election results, the ruling Zanu PF party won nine and in the process managed to wrestle two of the constituencies that were previously in the hands of the opposition.

Cde Zalerah Makari is now the new legislator for Epworth Constituency where the MDC-Alliance won in 2018.

Mutasa South Constituency, which was won by Regai Tsunga on an MDC Alliance ticket in 2018, is now in the hands of the ruling party after Advocate Misheck Mugadza was duly elected legislator for the constituency.

Zanu PF has also retained its seats in Mberengwa South, Mwenezi East, Murewa South, Marondera East, Chivi South, Tsholotsho South and Gokwe Central.

The Kwekwe Central constituency, which was in the hands of the National Patriotic Front after Mr Masango Matambanadzo’s victory in 2018, went to the CCC.

Opposition party candidates also retained seats they won in 2018 in Harare Central, Harare East, Highfield East, Highfield West, Kuwadzana, Kuwadzana East, Glen Norah, Glenview North, Kambuzuma, Mufakose, St Mary’s, Mbizo, Mkoba, Marondera Central, Nkulumane, Pumula, Dangamvura Chikanga and Binga North.

Meanwhile the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is pleased with the handling of this weekend’s elections, saying it has been a success and a learning curve as they work towards perfecting their apparatus ahead of the 2023 harmonised elections.
ZECs Spokesperson, Commissioner Jaspher Mangwana speaks to Reuben Barwe

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