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Linda Masarira Says ZEC Should Be Disbanded

Linda Masarira Says ZEC Should Be Disbanded

Labour, Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) president Linda Masarira says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) should be dissolved for failing to fulfil its mandate.

Masarira, who is also Harare Central by-election candidate for her party, said her name was missing from the voters’ roll, just a week before the country holds by-elections on 26 March.

Speaking on This Morning on Asakhe, a current affairs program hosted by CITE on Twitter Spaces, on Friday, Masarira, claimed ZEC keeps different voters’ rolls raising suspicions that the elections management body was up to something sinister. Said Masarira:

At this juncture, I feel that ZEC must be disbanded because it is failing to fulfil its constitutional mandate.

It is failing to be independent. It is failing to ensure that they run credible elections, and lastly, they have failed to ensure that the Code of conduct is upheld by all the candidates and all the political parties as they continue to take sides.

We noticed a couple of days that the voters roll in my possession which I was given a week after Nomination Court [sitting] by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission at the Harare candidates meeting was actually missing a couple of names, my name included and when we realized this, my chief election agent, the following day then visited ZEC provincial election offices and they said that there was an omission and they then gave us another disk, which had my name inside and other names that we had realized had been omitted from the initial voters’ roll that they had supplied to us.

So I contacted my lawyers and they’ve written a letter to ZEC to clarify how many copies of the voters’ roll are there.

We are still waiting for their response, after which we’ll be taking the matter to court because it seems that there are some shenanigans that are happening at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission because Precious my Harare, East candidate, our secretary-general, Precious Musarurwa, was also supplied with the wrong voters’ roll at the Harare candidates meeting, and she was given the voters’ roll for Highfields instead of Harare East, so it means that there’s a lot that is happening at ZEC and they have to put their house in order.

We are now concerned about the credibility and the astuteness of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to be running our elections in Zimbabwe as they continue to give us a biased side of how they do things. Furthermore, we’re still facing a lot of challenges of having ZEC being independent.

Zimbabwe holds by-elections on 26 March to fill in 28 parliamentary and over 120 council seats that have fallen vacant over the past two years due to recalls and deaths of sitting MPs and Councillors.

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11 Comments

Denosaur 1 month ago

Zec hey ma1


pindula 1 month ago

i believe kut anondzi vybz catero pa anoverenga comment yake pain yatinondzwa anoindzwa asi inyaya yekuti akaroiwa hake no problem tichazomurapisa muna 2023 kana nyika yanaka


Truth 1 month ago

Ignore the Ediot achanyarara hake siya zvakadero. Ukanetsana nebenzi you'll inherit his mental abnormalities

Vybz Kartel 1 month ago

NO ONE CAN STOP THE ZANU PF TRAIN EVEN IF YOU REFOROM ZEC THE MASSES WILL STILL VOTE FOR THE REVOLUTIONARY PARTY✊✊✊✊✊✊✊


Game Changer 1 month ago

ZEC need to attain a certain modicum of credibility and desist from latent acts of commission and omission that blight it's independent and impartial role
In the final analysis there won't be any reason to conduct elections when the supposed referee is discredited due to its conduct. They should take a leaf from Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa.


🍋🍌🍋🍌🍋 1 month ago

YES LINDA IS RIGHT. ZEC MUST BE DISSOLVED FOR THE CASE THAT THEY DIDN'T REACH OUT THE DEMAND OF THE ELECTORAL CONSTITUTION.

IF ZEC IS GOING TO RUN THESE ELECTIONS, JUST DENY TO GO FOR ELECTIONS BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS NOT UP TO DATE.

WHY CAN YOU AGREE TO FOR THE COMPETITION ON A WON GAME

ALREADY A BIG DISADVANTAGE OF ZEC HAS BEEN PULLED OUT OF MANY ERRORS.

DON'T GIVE ZEC A CHANCE TO CORRECT IT'S ERRORS. JUST SAY NO TO ELECTIONS IF ZEC IS THE REFREE

HOW LONG CAN IT TAKE TO CORRECT THE MISTAKES?

HOW LONG DID YHEY TOOK TO PREPARE THEIR JOB?

WHO WILL MAKE A BETTER JOB THEN?

STOP VOTING AND MAKE ANOTHER ELECTORAL COMMISSION BECAUSE ZEC HAS FAILED

STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP

ZIMBABWEANS ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE OF ZEC


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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

THOSE WHO HAVE FOLLOWED LINDA MASARIRA'S POLITICAL FOOTPATH CAN BEAR WITH ME THAT ALL ALONG SHE HAS BEEN BACKING ZANU PF AND ITS CRONIES AGAINST CCC LEADERSHIP. FOR LINDA MASARIRA TO TURN AGAINST ZANU PF AND ONE OF ITS CRONIES, AT THIS JUNCTURE MEANS ZEC IS IN A BAD STATE.

CCC POLITICAL PARTY HAS TAKEN ZEC TO COURT DEMANDING THAT ZEC SHOULD USE 2018 VOTER'S ROLLS INSTEAD OF THEIR MOST RECENT ROLLS WHICH CCC ALLEGE ARE IN BAD SHAPE.

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG GOING ON AT ZEC. MISS PRISCILLA CHIGUMBA MUST ADMIT AND SORT OUT THE PROBLEM OR SHIP OUT.

THESE BYELECTIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN HELD LONG BACK HAD IT NOT BEEN CORONAVIRUS. ZEC HAD ENOUGH TIME TO SORT OUT THE VOTER'S ROLLS.

MY HUMBLE RECOMMENDATION TO THE GOVERNMENT IS TO DISBAND ZEC BEFORE 2023 HARMONISED ELECTIONS, OTHERWISE ZIMBABWE IS GOING TO HAVE DISPUTED ELECTIONS.

[ VOTE FOR CCC FOR REAL CHANGE. DO NOT VOTE FOR OPPRESSIVE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE FOR THE SELLOUT ADVOCATE MWONZORA ].

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Live 1 month ago

Your recommendation is null to these guys mr man because they already knows where they are sailing to and from , so if the elections results come out with disputes it's an advantage to them and pain to the nation.

Live 1 month ago

Who is this lady Linda Masarira?
What is she upto?
Is she not related to Brian Mteki ? because I'm still suspecting they might teamup with each other to earn something every elections year.


Crocodile 1 month ago

Aah vatotanga kubirira mavote aah hazvigadzire nyika manje let the people chose vanhu vavanoda kuti vavamirire kuparliment


Executioner 1 month ago

This is Zimbabwe



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