SI 2017-025A - Proclamation 1 of 2017 (Mwenezi East By-Election)

WHEREAS it is provided by section 39(2) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], that after the President has been notified in terms of the said section of a vacancy in the membership of Parliament, he shall issue a Proclamation ordering a new election to fill the vacancy in the same manner, mutatis mutandis. as is provided in section 38 of the Act in regard to a geneml election;
AND WHEREAS, the Speaker of Parliament has notified me in writing of a vacancy in Parliament due to the death of Honourable Joshua Moyo, who was the elected Member of Parliament in the National Assembly for the constituency of Mwenezi East:
THEREFORE, under and by virtue of the powers vested in the President as afore said, I do, by this proclamation-
(a) order a new election for the constituency of Mwenezi East; and
(b) fix Friday the 17th of February, 2017, as the date on which the nomination court shall sit, commencing at 10 o'clock in the morning, at the Magistrates Court, Masvingo, for the purpose of receiving nomination of candidate for election as member of the National Assembly constituency for Mwenezi East; and
(c) fix Saturday the 8th of April, 2017, 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].

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