The Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU), through the Centre for Student Management held elections to put in place a new National Student Representative Council at Zesa Training Centre in the capital on Friday.
Masvingo Regional Campus and Matabeleland North dominated the elections with each regional campus contributing two members in the Senate Council.
Bulawayo Regional campus president, Chamunorwa Mahachi romped to victory beating six other presidential candidates to land the top post replacing Mashonaland Central’s Sandra Chikeya, who led the outgoing council.
Last year’s national treasurer, Moreblessing Muvungani of Masvingo Regional campus was elevated to become the new vice-president. Mike Mutale of Matabeleland North was voted the new secretary general of the new council while Oliver Mavidza of Masvingo was tasked to take care of the council’s funds as the treasurer.
Vincent Mhlanga (Secretary for Academic and Legal Affairs) and Skhathele Ncube (secretary for Health and Social Welfare) both from Matabeleland South completed the Senate Council.
Melania Tambo of Mashonaland East was voted Secretary for Transport, Kundai Chishato of Mashonaland West (which happens to be this year’s Vice Chancellor’s games hosting province) was voted Secretary for Sports and Entertainment.
Tariro Maponga of Midlands was voted Secretary for Internal Affairs and Publicity with Harare’s Lenin Mawonde coming in as Secretary for Properties.
The Secretary for Gender post went to Mashonaland Centrals’ Daisy Chitsaka while Patience Tsampwayi was voted Secretary for Special Needs to complete this year’s national SRC council.
Speaking after the elections, Director Centre for Student Management, Professor David Chakuchichi thanked the outgoing council for a job well done and reiterated that the main reason why these individuals were voted into office is to represent the interests of student not for personal glory.