Vote recount called to challenge ZANU PF ‘losses’

ZANU PF has called for a recount in two constituencies where it ‘lost’ in last week’s widely disputed polls.

The party, which has already ‘won’ a two thirds majority in parliament, is seeking to add more numbers to this result, by requesting a recount of the ballots in Mudzi North and in Tsholotsho North.

ZANU PF’s former information minister, Jonathan Moyo, lost the Tsholotsho North seat to the MDC-T’s Rosemary Sipepa-Nkomo. According to the initial count, Sipepa-Nkomo won with 4,874 votes against 4,646.

In Mudzi South, prominent lawyer Jonathan Samukange won 7,879 votes ahead of the ZANU PF candidate Eric Navaya, who received 7,742 votes.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has confirmed that the ballots will be counted again.

“The procedure for recounting of votes is the same as that adopted during ordinary polling,” Lovemore Sekeramayi, ZEC chief elections officer, said in a statement on Sunday. – SW Radio Africa News

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