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"Elections Now A Divisive Rather Than A Unifying Factor" - ZEC

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said elections in the country have become divisive instead of being a unifying factor.

The electoral body also claimed that elections in the country were now a security issue.

ZEC maintains that the poor public response to its voter registration exercises this year was because Zimbabweans do not trust its management of the electoral processes.

These remarks were made by ZEC deputy chairperson Rodney Kiwa at a pre-delimitation stakeholdersโ€™ meeting with journalists in Harare yesterday. Said Kiwa:ย 

The 2023 harmonised elections are literally around the corner, the election mood is obviously palpable. Elections are also exercises in the management of emotions, and politicians are masters in whipping them. Elections have become a national security issue.

Elections have become a divisive rather than a unifying factor in this country. We have a country to build for future generations, let us all leave a legacy that will be admired by our children which is anchored on tolerance and responsible leadership.

Before, during and after the March 26 by-elections, opposition political parties accused ZEC of bias toward the ruling ZANU PF adding that the commission needs to be disbanded for the 2023 elections to be credible.

The commission denies the allegations saying politicians want to gain mileage by misleading the electorate.

ZEC says the accusations of election rigging were causing voter apathy as the electorate was concluding that casting votes wonโ€™t change anything in the governance of the country.

More: NewsDay


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Mnangagwa 1ย month ago

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๐Ÿšฉ 1ย month ago

๐—ญ๐—˜๐—– ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ท๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐˜€, ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ ๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ. ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ญ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ณ'๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.


Da truth 1ย month ago

Pic ipi go back pakauraiwa Ncube munzwisise kuti ndiyani aiva mu t shirt iyoyo shame ok tine vengano nhasi vana mujibha Nana masemedhing e blue kkkkkk

mdara wablue 1ย month ago

mwana wangu blue muregereiwo inotoriwo **** zvayo hapana zvozikanwa kungomama kutaura chete ...munhu wepi asingaone zvikuonekwa chero nemapofu arikuti isusu hede ed hatisati tambomuona asi akutikuvadza mdara uyu


huhu 1ย month ago

The fact yekuti ZEC is captured is the coz of devicive factor. ZEC is told wat to do ne zanu saka ZEC ne Zanu same same ....dira rizare zvako!!


๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜– 1ย month ago

poverty, starving, emptiness, are imminent beyond any doubt. Zanu pf has failed. Dambudzo Munyangadza has failed the nation. everything is going down. I like the story of David and Saul in the book of Samuel. Zodzo hapasisina muZanu rakabvisiwa rikaiswa kune mumwe. Just wait and see


you 1ย month ago

pano panevamwe vanhu vanofunga nema g a r o coz at this day and age with this current economic situation wonzwa rimwe bharuto with a circumcised brain roti pamberi ne Zanu pf its better to keep ur mouth shut nxaaa


Asalif 1ย month ago

it's good as trusting your wife after catching him more than twice with different men red handed ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ


Observer 1ย month ago

The people do not trust ZEC for a good reason. Past performance has shown that they cannot be trusted.


Chimboti Pizza 1ย month ago

ZEC uri shiri, Chamisa akasahwinha next year tikubvirisa nyika๐Ÿ˜ 


Blue ๐Ÿ”ต 1ย month ago

Stupidity is wanting the opposition to win so that you can claim that ZEC has done it's job.

Patriotic One 1ย month ago

Elections have become divisive mainly because of the way you manage them imi ZEC. Sometimes the way you do it leaves a lot to be desired. Show impartiality in all that you do to regain your dignity


Tintin 1ย month ago

a picture is evidence 2 an intellectually naive person...it can be zanu pf member in CCC regalia...it can be a non partisan individual just dressed in CCC regalia...the scenarios are innumerable.pictorial evidence is propagandist is used for the logically bankrupt and politically immature.


Don 1ย month ago

You are clutching at straws,๐Ÿ˜‚ the same way u saying it can be a zanu pf supporter in CCC regalia there is equal probability that its a CCC thug metting out violence as has always been pointed out that violence is in CCC dna๐Ÿ˜‚ it could even be tupac shakurโ€™s grandson if we are to follow your line๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚saka really hapana chaukutaura. We choose to go with what our eyes are showing us, zvatikuona ndozvinobatika kupfuura zvaukutaura kana takatarisa pic iyo๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@ 1ย month ago

@Tintin you seem to be new in this platform that picture that was at a CCC rally that guy in flying kick is a Zanu pf thug dressed in yellow they were later arrested after they killed 1 person by a spear those t shirts were recovered in their cars

@263 1ย month ago

it could even be photoshoped

Honorable 1ย month ago

Elections can only be divisive where there is impartiality and intolerance


Blabber 1ย month ago

Big up pindula๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ pic iyo says many things๐Ÿ˜‚ maCCC muriko here uko


Imwe Mbeu 1ย month ago

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ It's too much yoh ๐Ÿ˜‚

RGM 1ย month ago

VERY TRUE, BCZ OF YOUR BIASED REFERRING , INCONSISTENCY, CORRUPT, HEARTLESS AND UNPATRIOT3


Chamhamha 1ย month ago

Kurobwa panodzimba moyo.


Blue 1ย month ago

An election is only dubbed 'fair' if the opposition wins ๐Ÿ˜‚. Unbe- f u cking-livable
Vote Zanu PF


Machiavelli 1ย month ago

CCC has won the last by-elections, but has gone on to say they were not free and fair. Why? ZRP has denied CCC a chance to campaign. ZEC has not attended to a faulty Voters roll. There are plenty other anomalies, raised by Team Pachedu which zec6 has not responded to or addressed.

in short CCC won in spite of ZEC and ZRP. that's doesn't make the election free and fair

Nikita mangeya 1ย month ago

methinx it's ZEC not elections that is posing a security risk because of its perceived bias & alleged lack of transparency.
Shifting the blame will neither make the elections free and fair nor convince the electorate to register to vote.
I exhort the Commission to cease the bull by the horns and resign enmass for the sake of peace,democracy and progress.
Current trends in voter apathy is a compelling indictment against ZEC.
Are too blind to see & too dead to hear?


Asalif 1ย month ago

An election can cause the electorate to be emotional if it is not free and fair


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Dhiki 1ย month ago

It's just a photo


Don 1ย month ago

Just a picture of what??๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Mujibha 1ย month ago

CCC is a very violent political party. Their youth aim to break into shops under the guise of demostrating and loot. They don't want to register to vote and do things peacefully. However, the long arm of the law will catch up on them.


Da Truth 1ย month ago

We don't vote for graves we vote for real power ๐Ÿ˜œ CCC yellow power on the block take it or lose the train kkkkkk we coming hot and wired on . Victory after victory .Newkid on the block.

Da Truth 1ย month ago

Asilif I am sickened by the uttering of nonsense that comes from blind bats coming from an ancient cave during the day time to act like pple.Asilif these morons are bound to selfdestruct .If CCC youth don't vote who then is adding those resounding victory numbers ok I see we have Zanupf youth purporting to be Zanupf .Bats in Zanupf kkkkkk tovada good material for 2023 Zanupf youth vachiti ngapinde mkomana bravo ma youth .

Da Truth 1ย month ago

Which long arm yauri kutaura kkkkkkkkk,batai vakaba ma billion Aya rma diamonds tiwone ,mobata vakauraya Ncube ku kwekwe,mozatibatirawo vakatora Mari iya ye covid ,neuya wekutora Mari ye Zesa mahara achiti anoita zvema solar nfopotinoda kuti ruvoko rwacho rurebe serwe chipoko ikoko kunanavira vanhu ivavo kwete nyaya dzekuti munhu abata shezhu ne dapi unowonw spokesperson we parks neweapurisa heee we are on top of the matter some arrested have been made munhu we mbira asi armed robbery richipiwa bail kuno Tora zvakare cash **** zimbabwe

Machiavelli 1ย month ago

@Blue and @Mujibha, swallowing ZANU propaganda hook line and sinker is causing you Diarrhoeal thinking. No CCC youth has ever been caught looting. @Mujibha says " their youth aim to break into shops.. and loot.." How laughable. How do you know their aim before the event has taken place?

You go on to say that they don't register to vote, and yet CCC has resoundingly won in the 2 series of by-elections held so far! You don't make an iota of sense.

As for not doing things peacefully, need I remind you of Mboneni Ncube of Kwekwe who was callously murdered by ZANU people? Which CCC youth has been arraigned before the court for violence?

@Blue, thank you for voting for ZANU but I can't thank you for being a sore loser, because in the last by-elections you resoundingly lost to CCC

Blue 1ย month ago

Spot on. Kungwarira destruction asi usina ku voter. Stupid youth. CCC is full of pseudo-supporters. A real supporter votes.
Vote Zanu PF

Maaona here maCCC 1ย month ago

Mamuona here muCCC ari airborne kunorowa munhu flying kick? Motii nazvo izvo? Hypocrites


Da Truth 1ย month ago

Endapa net utsvage kwekwe incident uchawona pic iyoyo read and watch the news musangoudziiwa pama rally news mvura ikarega kunaya ma sunctions ,ivi vakagutisa vakadisa mweya ma sunctions,kutadza kubhadhara ma civil servants masunctions,ku hostira chaiko ma sunctions

Purse 1ย month ago

Ndopakauraiwe Ncube Mboweni day light kukwekwe memhondi dzezanupf

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ 1ย month ago

Haunyari pictures ye ZANUPF iyo Ku QueQue paye iwe๐Ÿคช


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