Latest on Zimbabwe's hotly contested presidential election


ZEC Chairperson Justice Chigumba has announced that presidential election results will be slightly delayed as the commission seeks to meet the legal demand that requires all aspiring presidential candidates to show up for the verification process.

In the morning Zec commissioner Dr Qhubani Moyo had said the commission could announce results of the remaining National Assembly by midday.

“Zec Announcement of Presidential Election results& remaining parliamentary election results at 1230PM today,” posted Dr Moyo.

Zec started announcing results for the Monday’s harmonised elections yesterday with the ruling party Zanu-PF taking a commanding lead.

The latest batch of results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) took Zanu PF’s tally to over 140 out of 210 seats, with results in three constituencies of Harare Province outstanding.

Zanu PF secured all the 18 parliamentary seats in Mashonaland Central Province, 21 out of 23 in Mashonaland East, and 25 out of 26 seats in Masvingo Province enroute to a landslide victory.

The MDC Alliance won the majority of seats in Harare and Bulawayo, while the NPF has one seat in the Midlands Province.

One independent candidate, Temba Mliswa made it to the august house after winning in Norton Constituency, which falls under Mashonaland West province.

More to follow…

– Chronicle

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