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ZESN Applauds ZEC for Conducting Smooth Gutu By-Election


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.

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