By Bustop TV
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has finally set March 26 as the date for by-elections after indefinitely postponing them due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of twenty eight parliamentary constituencies and local authorities will go to the polls to fill vacant seats.
The proclamation was made through Statutory Instrument (SI) 2 of 2022 published in the Government Gazette of January 6, 2022 in terms of the Electoral Act.
Part of the notice reads:“Now, therefore, under and by virtue of the powers vested in the President as afore said, I do, by this proclamation order new elections for the afore mentioned constituencies and fix Wednesday the 26th day of January, 2022, as the date on which the nomination courts shall sit, commencing at 10 o’clock in the morning,” the notice reads.
Vacant National Assembly seats are Pumula, Nkulumane, Epworth, Glen Norah, Harare Central, Highfield East, Highfield West, Kuwadzana East, Kuwadzana, Mufakose, St Marys, Glen View North, Kambuzuma, Harare East, Dangamvura-Chikanga, Mutasa South, Marondera Central, Marondera East, Murewa South, Chivi South, Mwenezi East, Binga North, Tsholotsho South, Mkoba, Kwekwe, Mbizo, Mberengwa South and Gokwe Central.