SI 2015-39 - Proclamation 5 of 2015

Proclamation 5 of 2015


PROCLAMATION
by

HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE, G.C.Z.M.
, President of Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe.

WHEREAS, in terms of section .129(l)(k) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the seats of members of Parliament for Harare East, Kambuzuma, Glen View South, Dzivarasekwa, Highfields, Kuwadzana, Pumula, Makokoba, Luveve, Tsholotsho North, Lobengula, Mpopoma-Pelandaba, Mbizo and Chikanga-Dangamvura have become vacant by reason of members of Parliament having ceased to belong to a political party which they were members when elected to Parliament;

AND WHEREAS it is provided by section 39(2) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], that after the President has been notified in terms of the said section of vacancies in the membership of Parliament, he shall issue a proclamation ordering a new election to fill the vacancies in the same manner, mutatis mutandis, as is provided in section 38 of the said Act in regard to a general election;

AND WHEREAS, the Speaker of Parliament has notified me in writing of vacancies which have arisen by reason of members of Parliament having ceased to belong to a political party which they were members when elected to Parliament;

NOW, THEREFORE, under and by virtue of the powers vested in the President as aforesaid, I do, by this proclamation-

(a) order new elections for the constituencies of Harare East, Kambuzuma, Glen View South, Dzivarasekwa, Highfields, Kuwadzana; Pumula, Makokoba, Luveve, Tsholotsho North, Lobengula, Mpopoma-Pelandaba, Mbizo and Chikanga-Dangamvura; and
(b) fix Thursday the 16th of April, 2015, as the date on which the nomination courts shall sit, commencing at 10 o'clock in the morning, at-
(i) Rotten Row Magistrates' Court, Harare, for the: purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as members of the National Assembly constituencies for Harare East, Kambuzuma, Glen View South, Dzivarasekwa, Highfields and Kuwadzana; and
(ii) the Magistrates' Court , Court 5, Tredgold Building, Leopold Takawira Avenue, Bulawayo, for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as members of the National Assembly constituencies for Pumula, Makokoba, Luveve, Lobengula and Mpopoma-Pelandaba; and
(iii) the Magistrates' Court, 102-4, Main Street, Mutare, for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as member of the National Assembly constituency for Chikanga Dangamvura; and
(iv) the Magistrates' Court, Tredgold Building, Leopold Takawira Avenue, Bulawayo, for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as members of the National Assembly constituency for Tsholotsho North; and
(v) the Magistrates' Court, Main Street, Gweru, for the purpose of receiving nominations of candidates for election as member of the National Assembly constituency for Mbizo; and
(c) fix Wednesday the 10th of June, 2015, as the day on which a poll shall be taken if a poll becomes necessary in terms of section 46(17)(c) of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2: 13].

Given under my hand and the Public Seal of Zimbabwe at Harare, this 23rd day of March, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and fifteen.

By Command of the President.

R. G. MUGABE,
President.

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