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Constituency delimitation to be complete by Dec 2022

By Fungai Jachi

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says the delimitation exercise is progressing well with the electoral body expecting to finish the exercise next month

Delimitation, which is the demarcation of electoral boundaries is being undertaken as part of preparations for next year’s harmonised elections.

ZEC Spokesperson, Commissioner Jasper Mangwana said the exercise is progressing well.

“All is going well. Our teams are on the ground and over 60 meetings have been done in the last three days across the country. People have so many questions and we have done our best to make them understand what is happening. The public should brace for changes in terms of boundaries. We are always guided by the law in all our undertakings,” he said.

Commissioner Mangwana also clarified that delimitation proposals will be presented in parliament and to the President for approval.

“After we are done with the actual mapping we will compile a preliminary report that we will present to parliament and the President. We also have to do this within six months before the election month. If we fail to present the preliminary findings before that time them the 2007/8 electoral boundaries will be used and the new ones will be used in the next election,” he added.

ZEC is mandated by the law to delimit electoral boundaries after every 10 years.

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