UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE
RESULTS FOR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY (SRA) AND STUDENT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (SEC) ELECTIONS
(a) SEC Election Results
1. SEC President: GUMBO AGENCY LAW (980 votes)
2. SEC Vice President: CHISAIRA TINASHE LAW (740 votes)
3. SEC Secretary General: SHIRTO GAYNOR S/STUDIES (551 votes)
The other candidates who made it into the SEC Secretariat are the top seven runners – up:
4. MUROMBO KOKERAI ENGINEERING (419 votes)
5. CHIKWENJERE BLESSING CHS (302 votes)
6. CHISVO MUGOVE S/STUDIES (216 votes)
7. MLOTSHWA JABULANI S/STUDIES (205 votes)
8. HARUZIVISHE MAKOMBORERO S/STUDIES (199 votes)
9. RUKETE PROSPER COMMERCE (184 votes)
10. KABAYA KEITH S/STUDIES (174 votes)
(b) SRA Election Results
1. Chairman: MUTANDADZI HAMLETT MBCHB
2. Vice Chairperson: BASIRA TAMBUDZAI BA
3. Secretary: CHIDYAUSIKU WESTON HSW
4. Vice Secretary: CHIKANDAVHIYA TRYAGAIN HPOS
Other SRA non – executive members
1. GADYADZA FLORENCE CROP SCIENCE
2. MUSIKAMBESA NYASHA AGEC
3. RUWONA JUSTICE HAG
4. CHAMISA VICTOR HEH
5. NYACHEGA NICHOLAS HHS
6. CHIMUPERU TINASHE HACC
7. MURINGAKUMWE BENEDICT BTHM
8. ZANO JESHUA HACC
9. MASHONGANYIKA BETTY B.ED PRIMARY
10. BANGA BESON HEC
11. HOTO TENSON G. HEC
12. PHIRI ZEDSON HPM
13. MATETE SHORN S. MBCHB
14. MANASA CHIGWAZA (DRC) SOCIAL WORK
(c) Lessons Drawn from the Elections
(i) The preparations were thorough to the extent that all the contesting candidates for SRA concurred that the elections were free and fair and even congratulated the Dean of Students and his team for a job well done. All the five SEC Presidential candidates and the fifteen contestants for the position of Secretary General who were present during the counting of votes concurred that the elections were efficiently run and above all were free and fair. They appended their signatures to this effect and congratulated the winners. This is rarely happens in student elections.
(ii) The voting exercise was also a platform for which the faculties upgraded their registers.
(iii) The team spirit which prevailed amongst the various University Departments was just outstanding (Student Affairs, Security, Faculties and Central Services)
(i) Whenever there is a student related activity on campus, extra security measures ought to be put in place. Particularly for these volatile student elections, presence of State security was mandatory in cases which could prove beyond the capabilities of our local Security Department. This would go a long way in protecting lives and University property. It is sincerely regrettable that there was unwarranted damage to New Lecture 400 entrance doors.
(ii) Funds permitting, there need to differentiate the colour of ballot papers for the SEC President from those of the SEC Secretary General. This would minimize the mixing up of cast ballot papers within the boxes.
(iii) The counting exercise could be speeded up. This would reduce a lot of anxiety on the part of candidates and the rest of the electorate. This would also help to ensure that the elections business is concluded early to curb the rowdy few who may be bent on violence taking advantage of the darkness of night.
ASAZ is proud to announce that within the SRC it has 5 members, which are :
The sec General - Amy Gaynor Shirto
SRA deputy secretay - Chakandivhiya Tryagain
SRA Disciplinary chairperson - Victor Chamisa
SRA Disciplinary deputy chairperson - Nicholas Nyachega
SRA member - Manasa Chigwanza.
Report compiled by the Dept of student affairs in collaboration with ASAZ Dept of information and publicity.
Gerald Jaytee Mandisodza.