Final ZESN 2018 Harmonised Election Report

In terms of the Constitution and Electoral Laws of Zimbabwe, in the normal course of events, the country conducts harmonised elections every five years. Following the end of the five-year term of the government that was elected in 2013, Zimbabweans went to the polls on 30 July 2018. This report presents ZESN’s observations of each sector of the electoral cycle: the pre-election, the polling, and the post-election periods. The observations were gathered through the deployment of 7240 trained observers: 210 Long Term Observers (LTOs)…more

30 July 2018 Election Observer Mission Reports

  1. Eminent Persons Observer Mission Report to the Zimbabwe Harmonised Elections 2018 ..more
  2. Commonwealth Election Observer Mission Report…more
  3. IRI/NDI Zimbabwe International Election Observation Mission Final Report…more
  4. European Union Election Observation Mission Report…more

Report on the Mutoko North National Assembly and Chegutu East Local Authority By-Elections

The Mutoko North Constituency seat fell vacant following the elevation of Mabel Chinomona to the position of President of the Senate. The Mutoko North by-election was thus held in line with Section 129 (1) (d) of the Constitution1.

The Chegutu East Local Authority seat was necessitated by the death of the incumbent Councillor for ward 16, Silas Chikati on 10 September 2018. The Nomination Court for Mutoko North sat on 12 October 2018 to consider applications of nominees for the by-election…more

Report on the Cowdray Park Ward 28 By-Election

On 30 March 2019, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) conducted a local authority by-election for Cowdray Park (Ward 28) to fill a vacancy that had arisen following the death of the incumbent Councillor, Hapson Ncube, who died in December 2018. Cowdray Park is in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province and is one of the three wards that make up Luveve Constituency, the other 2 wards being Gwabalanda (Ward 16) and Luveve (Ward 15). The ward has a voting population of 23 257 which is one of the largest in the province.  Accordingly, ZEC established 36 polling stations for use in this by election…more

ZESN Report on Glen View South, Mangwe, Masvingo RDC Ward 1 By-Elections

On 7 September 2019, The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) conducted two National Assembly by-elections Glen View South and Mangwe and one Local Authority By-election in Masvingo Rural District Council (Ward 1).
The Zimbabwe Election Support Network deployed comprehensively to the Glen View South by-election, while observers were deployed to all ward collation centres in Mangwe…more

ZESN Chiredzi Rural District Council Ward 12 By-election

On 26 October 2019, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) conducted a local authority by-election in Ward 12 of Chiredzi Rural District Council. The by-election was held in accordance with section 121A of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13). The by-election was occasioned by the resignation of the previous councillor; Cllr Andrew Ndebele of the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) party who was elected in the July 31 2018 harmonised elections…more

Tongogara Rural District Council Ward 6 By-election Report

On 14 December 2019, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission held local authority by-elections in Tongogara Rural District Council Ward 6. The by-election was held in accordance with section 121A of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2:13). The Tongogara Ward 6 by-election was conducted following the death of the previous councillor, Edward Chitera, who was elected on a ZANU-PF ticket during the July 31, 2018 harmonised elections…more

WARD 44 (KUWADZANA) HARARE MUNICIPALITY AND WARD 15 MWENEZI RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL BY_ELECTIONS REPORT

On 8 February 2020, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) conducted two Local Authority by-elections for Ward 44 of Harare Municipality and Ward 15 of Mwenezi Rural District Council (RDC). Both by-elections were held to fill vacancies that arose following the deaths of the incumbents.

ZESN deployed 12 short term observers to both by-elections who tracked Election Day processes at the polling stations and Ward Collation centres where they were deployed. In addition observers tracked electoral developments during the final one and half weeks leading to the by-elections…more