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More Irregularities Unearthed On The ZEC Voters' Roll

More Irregularities Unearthed On The ZEC Voters' Roll

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has reportedly refused to release a copy of the voters’ roll to the Election Resource Centre (ERC) for analysis.

ZEC’s intransigency has raised fears among election watchdogs that the elections management body wanted to hide something.

Addressing journalists in Harare on Friday, ERC director Barbara Dube said ZEC has refused to release the voters’ roll that was used in the 26 March by-elections. She said:

In conformity with section 21 of the Electoral Act, ERC requested electronic copies of the current voters’ roll and the roll that was used for the parliamentary by-elections.

To date, ERC has not been provided with the electronic copies of either the current voter roll that was used for the March 26 by-elections.

The ERC said it analysed publicly available voters’ rolls following ZEC’s refusal and discovered a number of irregularities.

These include the deletion of 98 414 registered voters from 16 constituencies who appeared in the 2018 voters roll and the creation of new polling stations under unclear circumstances. ERC programmes manager Solomon Bobosibunu said:

There is no explanation why there were more than 98 000 people deleted from the voters’ roll.

We have also had incidents of some people claiming that their names have been deleted from the voter roll yet they are still alive.

Without ZEC having explained to us why it deleted those people from the roll, we remain with those speculative reasons on why it deleted them.

Dube implored ZEC to provide official periodic and timely copies of the voters’ roll “at important junctures”. She added:

In some cases, there may be explanations for issues identified and in others, there may be steps that can be taken to address these issues in advance of the major electoral events including the 2023 harmonised elections.

ERC will continue to request ZEC to provide official periodic and timely copies of the voter roll at important junctures (including the end of both phases of the voter registration blitz), at the commencement of the delimitation of boundaries.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Saturday, 28 May 2022, ZEC Chief Elections Officer Utoile Silaigwana said ZEC will not allow for an independent audit of the voters’ roll as it is against the Electoral Act.

Silaigwana said registered voters will be able to check if their names are on the displayed voters’ roll that will be used for the upcoming delimitation exercise on dates to be advised.

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🚩 1 month ago

𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗽𝗳 𝗮𝗰𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗜𝗗 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁....𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗖𝗖. 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗽𝗳, 𝗻𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗸𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗮 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗮...𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗮𝗴𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗼𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘃𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝗚𝘃𝘁 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗽𝗳, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗖𝗖. 𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗹𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗮𝘀 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲.


Tkt 1 month ago

Machiavelli = Chawabvunza = Cde Kufa Kwangu Zvarova the BUSH LAWYER???


Machiavelli 1 month ago

@Tkt. Chikiti next you will add Asalif 🤣🤣🤣

Machiavelli 1 month ago

We are different people.
Just that we see things in the same light

Blue💙 1 month ago

pamberi neCCC


Asalif 1 month ago

*Zanu PF nocturnal registration end abruptly*
https://chat.whatsapp.com/KwL7UfY8cvzCNwHGOAAqf2
Mirror Reporter

Masvingo – Nocturnal registrations for birth certificates and National Identity Cards that were being carried out covertly for Zanu PF supporters at the registry office in Masvingo ended in a huff last night when a Mirror crew drove to the scene.
A group of 40 people were dropped at the registrar’s offices by a 65-seater bus at 7:15 pm and they remained gathered there as there was no power. Two vehicles and another one suspected to be from the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) arrived minutes later as Mirror reporters watched from afar.
A Mirror vehicle later arrived at 8:45pm and beamed the place with its headlamps to allow the cameramen to take videos but the two vehicles immediately reversed and left. Some suspected registrar officers who had come out of the gate to the crowd retreated back.
Twenty minutes later a 33 seater kombi arrived and loaded the supporters but they could not all fit into it. The Kombi drove off and The Mirror followed it up to the 10km peg along Mutare Road.

The eight or so people who were left by the Kombi were found by The Mirror crew standing by TM Supermarket. They confirmed that they had come from Masvingo North to get national registration certificates but however refused to answer questions and dispersed as soon as they realised that they were talking to reporters.
Government officials including Masvingo district registrar, Lawrence Mapara, District Development Coordinator (DDC) Ray Hove, Provincial Registrar Sithembeni Chitsa and Masvingo Permanent Secretary Dr Jefta Sakupwanya were evasive when they were asked to comment on the issue.
A report by The Mirror shocked the nation yesterday when it emerged that Zanu PF supporters were being bused and registered in Masvingo during the night. Ironically there are no registrations that are taking place at the offices during the day because people are told that either there is no network or cameras are not working.masvingomirror.com


Mujibha 1 month ago

Shiri inongozofa.
Vote Zanu pf


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Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Ndaona paitika rigging yakasimba


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I, former ZANU in 1980 and ZANU PF in 1987, now CCC political party supporter, urge ZEC to continue doing their work conscientiously without fear or favour.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Blue 💙 1 month ago

Pamberi ne Zanu PF. Pasi nema puppets


Law Student 1 month ago

Nonsense NGO, if they are still alive, its up to the 98 000 registered Voters whose names have been deleted to individually approach ZEC with their queries.
【EMPOWER the voter not NGOs】


Machiavelli 1 month ago

You are your own auditor. Check for your own name if you are not eligible to vote register. All this media hogwash is designed to cause mistrust in BVR by some fearful parties. Excuses for failure.
Victory is certain.
VOTE ZANU PF THE WINNER


Machavelli (The Original Don) 1 month ago

On second thought, I disavow any implicit connection with the sellout party, CCC, I'm am retracing my roots to the revolutionary party Zanu PF

Machiavelli (The Original Don) 1 month ago

I, Machiavelli (The Original Don) hereby disavow any implied or explicit support for ZANU. Any comment with a ZANU slogan emanates from The Bogus Machiavelli

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Here we go!
I hate to say "I told you so", but unfortunately I have to say it.

Only earlier today did I indicate that ZEC must have something to hide law or no law.

Dira rizare wangu 🍺🍺🍺🍻



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