The Nomination Court will sit Wednesday in Insiza, Matabeleland South, to receive nominations of candidates for the Rural District Council (RDC) Ward 4 by-election, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), has announced.
The by-election slated for October 22, follows the death of Councillor Lawrence Maphosa who belonged to the ruling ZANU-PF party.
“It is hereby notified in terms of Section 121A of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], that following the death of Maphosa Lawrence who was Councillor for ward 4 of Insiza Rural District Council, a vacancy has arisen in the said ward,” said ZEC in an election notice.
“The Nomination Court for purposes of receiving nominations of candidates for election as councillor for the vacant ward shall sit on Wednesday 21 September 2022 commencing from 1000 hours to 1600 hours at the offices of the Chief Executive Officer, Filabusi Centre, Insiza.”
ZEC added: “The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission fixes Saturday, 22 October 2022 as the day on which a poll shall take place if it becomes necessary in terms of Section 125(4) (b) of the Electoral Act.”
The by-election coincides with that one of Matobo Rural District Council Ward 2 in which three candidates from ZANU-PF, Citizens Coalition for Change and ZAPU have since successfully filed their nomination papers to contest the mini poll.
The seat became vacant following the death of ZANU-PF Councillor Tom Moyo.
CCC this month managed to wrestle two out of three council seats from ZANU-PF in the Bulilima RDC by-elections.