Mwenezi East constituency became vacant after the death of Hon. Joshua Moyo (MP) in December 2016. The constituency was previously led by Hon. Kudakwashe Bhasikiti who lost the position after being expelled from the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF). In this review, we reflect on the constituency’s past and present electoral environment, human rights violations and possible developments ahead of the scheduled by-election.
A by-election for Mwenezi East by-election is scheduled for the 8th of April 2017. Statutory Instrument 2017-25A-Proclamation 1 of 2017 announces that 17th February 2017 shall be the nomination day while the Election Day will be on 8th April 2017.