Zanu PF and CCC head-to-head tie shakes political landscape: Run-off election announced!

ZEC chief elections officer Army Major (Rtd) Utloile Silaigwana

A run-off election is set to take place in Ward 33 of the Makoni Rural District Council (RDC) after the top candidates ended up with an equal number of votes.

The Chief Elections Officer, Mr. Utloile Silaigwana, issued a statement announcing the need for a run-off election in Makoni RDC Ward 33. The harmonized elections, which took place on the 23rd of August 2023, resulted in a tie between Japan Maxwell of the ZANU-PF party and Sarukwa Pricelar Rujeko of the CCC party.

Citing section 129 of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13), Chief Elections Officer Silaigwana emphasized the legal requirement for a run-off election in Ward 33 of Makoni RDC. In line with the provisions outlined in Proclamation 4 of 2023, the run-off election is scheduled to be conducted.

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