Highlights Of The ZEC Delimitation Report
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)’s Delimitation Report prepared ahead of general elections this year has been tabled in Parliament this Friday.
Here are some of the highlights from the report:
Bulawayo Province keeps its 12 constituencies with an average of 22 112 registered voters in each.
Seven constituencies were reconfigured and renamed as follows: Bulawayo North, Cowdry Park, Emakhandeni-Luveve, Entumbane-Njube, Lobengula-Magwegwe, Mpopoma-Mzilikazi and Pelandaba-Tshabalala.
In Midlands Province, the Mberengwa South constituency was collapsed and three constituencies now remain i.e., Mberengwa East, Mberengwa West and Mberengwa Central.
The collapsed constituency was replaced by the creation of a new constituency, Mkoba North.
Matabeleland South Province had very low numbers of registered voters and as a result, it was allocated 12 constituencies after Bulilima East was collapsed to meet the minimum threshold.
In Masvingo Province, Zaka East and Zaka West were collapsed and reconfigured to form a new Zaka South Constituency.
One of the collapsed constituencies was replaced by the creation of a new Mwenezi North constituency, which means the Province retained its previously allocated 26 constituencies.
Gutu South constituency, which is currently held by ZANU PF Chief Whip Pupurai Togarepi was collapsed and merged with other existing constituencies due to a low registered voter population that failed to meet the minimum threshold for a constituency.
The collapsed constituency was replaced by the creation of a new Chiredzi Central constituency.
In Mashonaland East, three constituencies namely Chikomba Central, Chikomba East, and Chikomba West were redrawn due to the low registered voter population.
As a result, Chikomba Central was collapsed and two Constituencies remain namely Chikomba East and Chikomba West.
In Manicaland Province, Musikavanhu and Chipinge West were merged to create Chipinge West constituency.
The collapsed constituency formed Chikanga constituency after Dangamvura-Chikanga was split due to the high population.
In Harare Province, an additional constituency was created in Epworth resulting in Epworth North and
Epworth South Constituency.
Three constituencies were created from the Harare South constituency which are Churu, Harare South and Hunyani constituencies.