WASHINGTON DC —
The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has commended the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for conducting what it calls a peaceful by-election last Saturday in Gutu South.
The by-election was conducted following the death of Zanu PF councillor Bakuri Kufakunavo.
ZESN, which observed the by-election, says most polling stations in the ward opened on time with all the materials in place.
Tinopiwa Chatukuta of Zanu PF won the by-election polling 852 votes against MDC-T’s Namatirai Chinyakata’s 318 and Tarwirei Mugadza of National Constitutional Assembly, who got 33 votes.
ZESN chairman Solomon Zwana told Studio 7 though there are some issues which still need to be fixed like voter education, ZEC did a wonderful job.
“What we are saying to ZEC is, this is possible if they plan well. They could actually do the same even for a general election where things can just run smoothly without too many hiccups,” Zwana says.