Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda has been elected Speaker of Parliament of Zimbabwe for the 9th Parliament.

 Advocate Mudenda defeated MDC Alliance nominee Hon. Paurina Mpariwa.

He polled 179 votes while Hon. Mpariwa got 79.

Voting proceeded by secret ballot.

Results received are as follows:

  •  263 ballots issued
  • 258 Valid
  • 5 spoiled

 

  •  Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda 179
  • Hon. Paurina Mpariwa 79

Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker elections are underway – Hon. Tsitsi Gezi from Zanu PF and Hon. Murisi Zwizwai of the MDC Alliance battling it out.