The ruling ZANU PF party has won the Mutasa Rural District Council Ward 6 by-election that was held on Saturday.
According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, out of the 2 597 registered voters, a total of 1 528 votes were cast during the election, translating to a 58.8% voter turnout.
Regina Barara of ZANU PF garnered 1 080 votes claiming 71.7% of the total vote, while Babrah Nyamuru of CCC got 28.3% with 433 votes.
The post became vacant following the death of Councillor Stephen Kavhuru, who secured victory on an MDC-Alliance ticket in 2018.
Manicaland ZANU PF chairperson, Cde Tawanda Mukodza, said the victory is a pointer of what to expect in next year’s harmonised elections.
During the last by-election in Manicaland, the ruling ZANU PF reclaimed Mutare Urban ward 5 and Mutasa South constituency, which were in the hands of the opposition CCC party.