Zanu PF wins Mwenezi East

 Takunda Mandura
Zanu PF’s Joosbi Omar has won  the Mwenezi East by election parliamentary  seat which became vacant after the death of Zanu-PF House of Assembly representative Joshua Moyo last December.
Joosbi   gunned 18700 votes whilst , National Constitutional Assembly  Welcome Masuku had 482 votes  ,  Free Zimbabwe Congress’s  Muhango Turner had  386 votes
and 652 were spoilt.
47 159 people had registered to vote with only 41,9% going to vote which left 58,1% staying away .
Former Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti  of ZimPF pulled out of the  contest ,alleging that his former party Zanu-PF was engaging in vote buying and intimidating his supporters
Zanu-PF has only lost one by election since 2013 in the Norton by- election which was won by a former Zanu-PF member Temba Mliswa.

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