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  • Proclamation 6 of 2008 - Date for by-elections - Statutory Instrument 79 of 2008
    May 13, 2008


    [CAP. 2:13

    Proclamation 6 of 2008 - Date for by-elections - Statutory Instrument 79 of 2008

    HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE, G.C.Z.M., President of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe.

    WHEREAS, it is provided by section 39(2)(b) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] that within a specified period after a declaration has been made by the Chief Elections Officer that a duly nominated candidate for election for a constituency died before the poll commenced;

    AND WHEREAS by the Chief Elections Officer has declared that the following candidates for election for the following House of Assembly constituencies died before the poll commenced, namely—

    (a) Glory Joseph Tlou Makwati, who was nominated as a candidate for the Gwanda South House of Assembly constituency;

    (b) Milfdord Gwetu, who was nominated as a candidate for the Pelandaba-Mpopoma constituency;

    (c) Mate Abednigo Malinga, who was nominated as a candidate for the Redcliff House of Assembly constituency;

    NOW, THEREFORE, under and by virtue of the powers vested in the President as aforesaid, I do, by this my proclamation—

    (a) order a new election for the House of Assembly constituencies of Gwanda South, Pelandaba-Mpopoma and Redcliff;

    (b) fix Friday, the 30th May, 2008, and the Magistrates Court, Fifth Avenue, Gwanda, as the date on which and the place at which a nomination court shall sit in terms of section 46 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] to receive nominations of candidates for the House of Assembly constituency of Gwanda South;

    (c) fix Friday, the 30th May, 2008, and the Magistrates Court, Tredgold Building, Leopold Takawira Avenue, Bulawayo, as the date on which and the place at which a nomination court shall sit in terms of section 46 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] to receive nominations of candidates for the House of Assembly constituency of Pelandaba-Mpopoma;

    (d) fix Friday, the 30th May, 2008, and the Magistrates Court, Main Street, Gweru, as the date on which and the place at which a nomination court shall sit in terms of section 46 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] to receive nominations of candidates for the House of Assembly constituency of Redcliff;

    (e) fix Friday, the 27th June, 2008, as the day on which a poll shall be taken if a poll becomes necessary in terms of section 46(17)(c) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] for the election of a such member of Parliament for any of the foregoing House of Assembly constituencies;

    Given under my hand and the Public Seal of Zimbabwe at Harare, this thirteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eight.

    R.G. MUGABE
    President.

    By Command of the President.

    This proclamation was published as a supplement to the Zimbabwean Government Gazette dated the 16th May, 2008.

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