HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE, G.C.Z.M., President of Zimbabwe and Commanderin-Chief of the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe.
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 a vacancy in the membership of Parliament, he shall issue a Pro~lamation ordering a new election to fill the vacancy in the same manner, mutatis mutandis, as is provided in section 38 of the said Act ih regard to a general election;
AND WHEREAS, the Speaker of Parliament has notified me in writing of a vacancy in Parliament due to the death of Mrs Aquinnah Katsande, who was elected Member of Parliament in the National Assembly for the constituency of Mudzi West.
NOW, THEREFORE, under and by virtue of the powers vested in the President as aforesaid, I do, by this my Proclamation-
(a) order new elections for the constituency of Mudzi West;
(b) fix Thursday the 21st of May, 2015, and the Magistrate's Court, Ruzawi Road, Marondera, as the date on which and the place at which a nomination court shall sit in terms of section 46 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2: 13], to receive nominations of candidates for election for the constituency of Mudzi West; and
(c) fix Friday the 24th of July, 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 4th day of May, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and fifteen.