Bulawayo South

Zimbabwe Constituency
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created=1914
mp=David Coltart
party=MDC
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neighbours=Bulawayo Central
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Bulawayo South is a parliamentary constituency of the Zimbabwean House of Assembly located in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The current member of the House of Assembly for Bulawayo South is Eddie Cross, a member of the Movement for Democratic Change. Notabal former members include David Coltart, who in the 2008 election moved to the Senate.

About the constituency

Bulawayo South is located on the southern end of the city of Bulawayo. It is a predominantly black working-class area, with some middle and upper class areas. The working-class area is centered around the Bulawayo suburbs of Nketa and Emganwini and factories as well as other industrial buildings can be found in the Belmont and Donnington industrial area. The more middle class areas can be found in Prior to the 1990 election the constituency was one of the 20 white minority constituencies. Over the past decade the constituency has developed into a stronghold of ZANU-PF and Robert Mugabe opposition. The MDC has become a dominant presence in Bulawayo South and in 2000 saw the ZANU-PF candidate suffer a heavy loss of 51.6% of the vote. In the 2005 election, however, the ZANU-PF made a small, but significant gain, while the MDC lost over 8,000 votes due in large part to poor voter turnout in the 2005 general election. The decline in support from 2005 to 2000 can also be attributed to constituency redistricting. David Coltart has remained a key member of the MDC as one of its highest ranking members. Coltart is currently the MDC's Secretary for Legal Affairs and the Shadow Minister for Justice and Legal Affairs.

Members

Election results

2000s elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Movement for Democratic Change
candidate = Eddie Cross
votes = 2,764
percentage = 55
change = -20.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Movement for Democratic Change
candidate = Jethro Mpofu
votes = 1,605
percentage = 32
change = +32
Election box candidate with party link
party = Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front
candidate = Jimmy Nleya
votes = 483
percentage = 9.6
change = -17
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Marylin Ndiweni
votes = 112
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United People's Party (Zimbabwe)
candidate = Tobias Kamambo
votes = 58
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Patriotic Union of MaNdebeleland
candidate = Wilson Bancinyane
votes = 0
percentage = 0.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 1,159
percentage = 23
change = -29.2
Election box turnout
votes = 5,022
percentage = 21.6
change = -14.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Movement for Democratic Change
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Movement for Democratic Change
candidate = David Coltart
votes = 12,120
percentage = 75.8
change = -8.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front
candidate = Sithembiso Nyoni
votes = 3,777
percentage = 23.6
change = +10.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politican)|Independent
candidate = Charles Mpofu
votes = 84
percentage = 0.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,343
percentage = 52.2
change = -19.5
Election box turnout
votes = 15,981
percentage = 36.4
change = +0.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Movement for Democratic Change
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Movement for Democratic Change
candidate = David Coltart
votes = 20,781
percentage = 84.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front
candidate = Callistus Ndlovu
votes = 3,193
percentage = 13.0
change = -51.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politican)|Others
candidate = Others
votes = 552
percentage = 2.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 17,588
percentage = 71.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 24,526
percentage = 35.8
change =
Election box gain with party link
winner = Movement for Democratic Change
loser = Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front
swing =

1990s elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front
candidate = Zenzo Nsimbi
votes = 15,631
percentage = 64.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Forum Party of Zimbabwe
candidate = Ega Sansole
votes = 8,558
percentage = 35.4
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front
swing =

1980s elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Alliance of Zimbabwe
candidate = Graham Austen Biffen
votes = 1,354
percentage = 74.9
change = -17.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent Zimbabwe Group
candidate = Robert Graeme Nixon
votes = 454
percentage = 25.1
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Alliance of Zimbabwe
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Rhodesian Front
candidate = Wallace Evelyn Stuttaford
votes = 3,715
percentage = 92.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)|Independent
candidate = Francis Robert Bertrand
votes = 289
percentage = 7.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)|Independent
candidate = John Francis Betch
votes = 36
percentage = 0.9
change = "N/A"
Election box hold with party link
winner = Rhodesian Front
swing =

1970s elections

Election box candidate with party link
party = Rhodesian Front
candidate = Wallace Evelyn Stuttaford
votes = 4,140
percentage = 88.1
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)|Independent
candidate = Francis Robert Bertrand
votes = 500
percentage = 10.7
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)|Independent
candidate = John Francis Betch
votes = 57
percentage = 1.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 3,640
percentage = 77.5
change = -13.0
Election box turnout
votes = 4,697
percentage =
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Rhodesian Front
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Rhodesian Front
candidate = George Desmond Chalmers
votes = 701
percentage = 95.2
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Rhodesian Action Party
candidate = Ian Norman Berry
votes = 35
percentage = 4.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 666
percentage = 90.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 736
percentage = 69.5
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Rhodesian Front
swing =

See also

*Politics of Zimbabwe
*House of Assembly of Zimbabwe

External links

*http://psephos.adam-carr.net/
*http://africanelections.tripod.com/
*http://davidcoltart.com/
*http://www.mdczimbabwe.org/Profiles/Secretariesandministers/davidcoltartprofile.htm
*http://www.parlzim.gov.zw/inside.aspx?mpgid=28


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