MORE than 130 000 people from Bulawayo province voted in the constitutional referendum on Saturday with slightly above 92 %voting in favour of the Copac draft constitution.
According to poll results displayed by provincial returning officer Innocent Ncube at the City Hall in Bulawayo, which was the referendum provincial command centre, 131 151 people took part in the referendum in the country’s second capital. Out of these 121 108 voted “Yes” for the draft while 8 514 voted “No” with 1 529 spoilt ballot papers.
Bulawayo was divided into three districts namely Gwabalanda-Matshobana, Mabuthweni-Emganwini and Mzilikazi-Khumalo. Meanwhile the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission was last night expected to announce partial results for the referendum.
But indications were that the draft was approved throughout the country. Results of the referendum will be announced at 2:30 this afternoon.