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revels in Vic Falls by-election win
Helen Kadirire, Daily News
October 22, 2013
MDC says it won the Victoria Falls by-election on Saturday under
very difficult circumstances as police banned all their rallies
and road shows.
MDC’s Somveli Dhlamini won Victoria Falls’ Ward Nine
Council by-election with 238 votes, beating Sambulo Mpofu of Zanu-PF
who garnered 207 while Atient Ncube of the smaller MDC got 62 and
White Julius Willard Phiri of Zapu had five votes.
Six ballot papers
into this election under difficult circumstances, but we won,”
Sengezo Tshabangu, the MDC Matabeleland North provincial chairperson
told the Daily News.
of last week we were not allowed to campaign after police banned
all our campaign rallies and road shows. They were only allowing
Zanu-PF rallies to go-ahead.”
North police spokesperson Inspector Spiwe Makonese said: “Police
in Victoria Falls last week were busy at the meeting of Sadc committee
of ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology which was
underway in the resort town.
might be the main reason why those rallies were not cleared, we
had not enough manpower. But I will check again with the police
officer commanding Victoria Falls.”
the win was clear testimony that the MDC was still very popular.
July elections but this time the people of Victoria Falls showed
them the exit door,” Tshabangu said.
Falls Ward Nine election did not take place on July 31 because mainstream
MDC candidate Nkululeko Nyoni died a day before voting commenced.
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