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War Veterans Push For ZANU PF Provincial Elections Rerun

War Veterans Push For ZANU PF Provincial Elections Rerun

War veterans in Mashonaland Central province have demanded a re-run of Tuesday’s provincial elections alleging massive poll rigging.

In a letter addressed to the party’s leadership on Thursday, the war veterans said the outcome of the elections does not reflect the wishes of the people.

ZANU PF is yet to release official results for the provincial elections, with the party’s political commissar Mike Bimha on Thursday reported as saying the results would be announced when they are ready.

However, unconfirmed reports indicate that in Mashonaland Central, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe defeated businessman Tafadzwa Musarara in the provincial chairmanship race.

A letter addressed to ZANU PF national leadership signed off by Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) provincial chairman Sam Parirenyatwa, reads:

There is a serious outcry over the way the elections were conducted and the clear evidence of rigging which renders the results not a reflection of the wishes of the people of Mash Central.

This will most likely pose serious challenges for the new administration to effectively unite and run the province most effectively, a challenge the outgoing administration has perennially encountered. More so as we edge towards 2023 with our five million vote vision.

In the letter, the ex-combatants raised several alleged irregularities that characterised the election.

They claimed some polling officers took ballot papers to their homes overnight.

The war veterans also said campaign agents of candidates were allowed to distribute voting material on their own resulting in ballot papers missing especially in Mt Darwin, Muzarabani, Mbire and Guruve.

They further claimed that some candidates, especially those in the District Coordinating Committees (DCCs), were allowed to contest in the election in direct violation of the election rules and regulations.

Some candidates’ names were missing at some polling stations suggesting a deliberate strategy to exclude them. Read the letter:

Vote-buying and intimidation were rife at some polling stations especially in Mbire and Guruve and this contributed to eligible voters not being able to cast their votes.

Despite most voters failing to vote, the results sheets reflected a massive turnout which is clear evidence that the election process was seriously manipulated.

There is irrefutable evidence that some ballot papers in Muzarabani and Mbire, were taken home overnight and only brought to the centres the following morning.

These papers were being worked on overnight to ensure a preferred outcome.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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6 Comments

Black Jack 4 months ago

Mmmmmm History repeat itself. Pakuvhota apo ZANU chiororo paku Riga. Zvakaoma


S 4 months ago

The outcome of the elections does not reflect the wishes of the people. Mmmmm history repeats itself.


Elder chimut 4 months ago

Iwe bush lawyer kazembe akazendemurwa tarisa uone evidence yakaiswa pachena ne mawar vetts ibvapo iwe kazembe mukosho


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

THIS IS A CLEAR SIGN THAT WAR VETERANS IN MASHONALAND CENTRAL PROVINCE WERE NOT HAPPY THAT THEIR CANDIDATE TAFADZWA MUSARARA DID NOT WIN THE CHAIRMANSHIP FOR THE PROVINCE.

IF I WERE ZANU PF COMMAND, I WOULD HAVE ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS DESPITE PROTESTS. THERE IS NO ELECTION WITHOUT PROTESTS IN THE WORLD. WE SAW IT IN AMERICA WHERE GOVERNMENT OFFICES WERE VANDALISED.

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


NeMuziq 4 months ago

👀


Kakistocracy 🤣 Muchakaka 4 months ago

Zvazvinodai pamuti munyoro kuzoti muti wakaoma. Zvambararai pamibhedha yamakagadzira. Imi maiisa zvipikiri maisaziva kuti zvinobaya kkk KAKIRAIPO munyerere.
Ndava kunzwisisa kuti why rimwe gore maelection results eimwe, nyika iri pedyo neMozambique, akatora mwedzi akachengetwa kkk
Tikuda V11 hedu isu.



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