The opposition MDC has won the Mutasa Rural District Council ward 10 by-elect held on Saturday 11 May.
Rose Tanyaradzwa Mukodza, who was representing the MDC in the by-election polled 801 votes, with her closest rival Margaret Tindirika from the ruling ZANU-PF party polling 548 votes.
The other candidate was Justine Chirimo from the Lovemore Madhuku-led National Constitutional Assembly, who polled 16 votes.
“The MDC led by Nelson Chamisa has just won the Ward 10 by election 801 MDC Alliance 548 Zanu PF,” MDC deputy treasurer-general Chalton Hwende has announced.
Earlier on Saturday, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) reported that all six polling stations in Mutasa ward 10 by-election opened at 7am.
“Voting went on well, with 65% of registered voters turning out to vote,” a statement said.
The by-election arose after Frank Chitembwe of the MDC was elected the Mutasa Ward 10 Councillor in July 2018, but lost the seat after he got convicted and jailed for public violence after he participated in the violent #ShutDownZimbabwe protests of mid-January.
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