Zaka East Constituency was a hive of activity this Saturday, as the electorate went to the polls to choose a new legislator following the death of ZANU PF’s Caston Gumbwanda in June this year.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Provincial officer for Masvingo said the by-election was conducted in a peaceful manner.
“We have had a peaceful election so far, we’re expecting the other results as late as 11 pm due to the vastness of the area,” said ZEC Provincial Elections officer for Masvingo, Mr Zex Pudurayi.
38 polling stations were available for the electorate to cast their ballots.
ZBC news caught up with two of the four candidates taking part in the elections at the command Centre.
The ZANU PF candidate, Clemence Chiduwa, was also confident of victory saying his party has a track record of winning.
“It is well known that ZANU PF wins all the time. We know we will win, we just await the margins,” said Chiduwa.
Derick Gudzameso of the MDC was said he is confident of victory, noting that he has lined up several programmes for the constituency in the event that he wins.
“We will focus on issues to do with dip tanks and water among other issues,” he said.
The other two candidates taking part in the election are NCA’s Clemence Chavarika and Lazarus Mubango of the Free Zim Congress.
The results are expected in the early hours of Sunday morning.