ZEC Masvingo district officer Getrude Murumbi speaks to William Shangwa and Rosewetta Madzivire (File Pic)
13 Feb 2017 - NEMAMWA - A total of 2 612 voters have been registered to vote in the Masvingo RDC Ward 12 by-election scheduled for February, 25 2017 this year.
Two contestants; William Shangwa (Zanu PF) and Rosiwetta Madzivire (Zim PF) will be contesting to win the ward for their respective parties with Madzivire aiming to retake the ward which she lost when she defected from Zanu PF to her new party.
Voters will vote from five polling stations and the voter inspection process began on February 4, 2017.
Out of the 2 612 registered voters, 1 694 are women and 918 are men.
Chirichoga Secondary School polling station has the largest number of voters with 1 025 registered voters. It is followed by Nemazuwa Primary School polling station which has 723 registered voters.
Voters will also cast their votes from Charumbira Secondary School which has 331 registered voters. Mudhenge polling station and Mudavanhu Secondary School polling station have the least registered voters with each having 268 and 265 respectively.
In different interviews, contesting candidates told TellZim News that voter inspection had started off well.
"All is well. People are going to check if they are registered and we hope more people will be flocking in to make sure they are registered as the week progresses," said Shangwa.
Madzivire also spoke well about how the inspection process was being conducted and expressed optimism that she will win.
"Inspection started off well though the rains and field work have blocked many from visiting polling stations to confirm whether they are registered or not. We hope that everybody will still find an opportunity to confirm their registration," Madzivire said.politics