At least three candidates will contest the Norton seat after successfully filing their papers at the close of the Nomination Court here yesterday.
Zanu-PF candidate Cde Ronald Chindedza will lock horns with Mr Temba Mliswa, who is contesting on an independent ticket, and National Constitutional Assembly candidate Mr David Choga.
The presiding officer Mr Austin Ndlovu announced at the close of the Nomination Court that three candidates had met conditions needed to contest in the by-election slated for October 22.
“After examination of all nomination papers, three candidates are duly nominated to contest in Norton constituency by-election,” said Mr Ndlovu.
The nomination was according to Section 46(17)(c) of the Electoral Act Chapter 2:13 as read with Proclamation No 5 of 2016.
Cde Chindedza said Zanu-PF is an-all season party, which is not only visible during elections, but after elections.
“Zanu-PF is the party of the people and is not only found where there are elections. The policies of the party speak for themselves,” said Cde Chindedza.
NCA candidate representative Mr Madock Chivasa said their candidate (Choga) was born and bred in Norton, and knows the challenges facing the town such as inadequate water supplies.
Independent candidate and expelled former Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman, Mliswa, said he is confident of winning.
The Norton constituency fell vacant following the expulsion and subsequent recall of Mr Christopher Mutsvangwa on allegations of fanning factionlism and denigrating the party leadership. herald