Ziyambi told Zanu PF Mashonaland West delegates who attended a provincial coordinating committee (PCC) over the weekend that Zanu-PF will lead the process, which, according to the Electoral Act, must be done by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
“We, as the governing party, will lead the delimitation process. You cannot say that you are ruling and do things that result in you getting out of power. There is no political party that boots itself out of power,” Ziyambi said.
Zimbabwe conducted a housing and population census this year from April 21 to May 5 whose preliminary results, will be used in the delimitation process.
Generally, several criteria are used to delimit boundaries. As far as possible National Assembly constituencies should have equal numbers of voters, although district and especially provincial boundaries need to be taken into account, along with other community interests.
Wards cannot be split between constituencies and districts should not be split as far as possible unless there is no other way of getting good equality of numbers. No constituency crosses a provincial boundary.
However, the controversial Ziyamba reiterated that Zanu-PF will have a say in how electoral boundaries will be tabulated, remarks which will further fuel election fraud ahead of the 2023 elections.
“As Zanu PF, we must do things that we are all agreeable to as we come up with electoral boundaries. We will have another meeting to discuss how the delimitation process is going to be conducted,” he said.