Zanu PF has won three council by-elections held in Norton and Harare yesterday.

In Norton, the ruling party won in wards 1 and 11, while it re-claimed the ward 46 council seat in Harare East constituency.

The party’s candidate for Norton’s ward one, Cde Flavia Charumbira garnered 397 votes against his rival, Mr Francis Deka, an independent candidate, who polled 241 votes.

In ward 11, the ruling party’s candidate, 23 year-old Cde Tinotenda Mafusire polled 723 votes, while his closest rival, and independent candidate, Eager Takawira got 298 votes.

Melissa Muzuva of the NCA polled eight votes.

Cde Mafusire attributed his victory to the ongoing Presidential Youth Interface Rallies which he said have changed the perception of the people towards youth.

Harare’s ward 46’s winning Zanu PF candidate, Cde Abraham Chibururu garnered 696 votes followed by an independent candidate, Francisco Zhuwau who had 316 votes.

Only 68 people voted for Tawanda Muza of NCA, while 67 others favoured Augustine Koga, another independent candidate.

After being crowned the new councillor for ward 46, Cde Chibururu, who promised to address issues to do with service delivery during his campaign, said his victory is a sign that the electorate has confidence in the ruling Zanu PF party.

The ward 46 council seat fell vacant following the death of Cde Luckmore Mangava in June this year, while the two Norton council seats were vacated by expelled MDC-T councilors.