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ZEC Expresses Concern Over Politically Motivated Violence

ZEC Expresses Concern Over Politically Motivated Violence

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is concerned with recent cases of politically motivated violence reported in the media which resulted in the loss of life.

In a statement, ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba said the commission condemns and abhors the acts of violence that negatively impact the electoral environment ahead of the 26 March by-elections. Said Chigumba:

It is disheartening to note that such acts of violence are taking place notwithstanding the Commission’s plea at a recently held Multi-party Liaison Meeting where political parties were advised to adhere to the Political Parties Code of Conduct set out in the Fourth Schedule of the Electoral Act and to which their candidates made an undertaking to comply with when they submitted their nomination papers.

The commission would like to reiterate its calls for tolerance by all political parties and election stakeholders and urges all political parties and candidates to adhere to the code of conduct.

Chigumba called on all political parties to instruct their members and supporters to comply with the code and applicable electoral laws and to urge their members to desist from intimidation, violence and other illegal activities or offences.

The ZEC boss also implored political parties to discipline their office-bearers, members, supporters and candidates who contravene the Code and the laws of the land.

Chigumba advised victims of electoral and politically motivated violence to report such cases to the Police and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission for investigation and redress.

On Saturday, police in Gokwe used teargas, water cannon and batons to disperse a lawful gathering of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters in the town.

The opposition supporters were waiting to be addressed by the party’s president Nelson Chamisa.

The following day, on Sunday, a CCC supporter was stabbed to death while more than a dozen others were injured when suspected armed ZANU PF activists stormed a rally at Mbizo 4 Shopping Centre in Kwekwe.

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shoko 2 months ago

off line

off line

katiyo kedu 2 months ago

And ndanakidzwa na kartel hanzi even akataura wrong result unongoibvuma even party yako yatemurwa ...kkkkkk ishuwa kunaka akanaka zvake even achitaura chirungu anovhisvisvina.
Dai ndiri murume kudara kwacho ndaiyenda pa 40 day fast.kuti ndimuhwine Ahh shes beautiful indeed. Why are you jealous.?

Tang. Ku 2 months ago

Vybz urikuenda mujeri very soon you are a womeniser but kana neni uuuuuu ndanakirwa shaa tokaona sei iwe unoshanda kuzanu unemukana saka toronga vangu

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Makambomuona mushe mkadzi uyu,runako rwake rinokuvhiringidza chero ekataura wrong result unongotenderana naye.Nekuti unenge watarisa face yakanaka.Kari steady chero panenge pakaipa..icho Priscie,Priscie

Jack Bauer 2 months ago

Vanhu vakanaka unovaziva here iwewe??


Live 2 months ago

Sometimes pano panocommenter varwere venjere or too much childish kuvazhinji vacho, real beauty is in heart .no need to explain more to those vapfana vasati varoora don't consider outward beauty for marriage !!!!

Super Mario 2 months ago

Outward beauty, facial beauty to be precise, takes precedence over a "beautiful" heart my brother. Ungada kugara nebhongwi mumba here nekuti ane moyo wakanaka chete, uchisiya mhenya, kasponono, brunette. Mwana wamai ini zvangu runako first, zvemoyo wakanaka zvinozowonekwa. Ini hangu ndoda mhenya, sponono !!

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

akuda **** uyo . Akarohwa nayo anoita bho

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

akuda **** uyo . Akarohwa nayo anoita bho

The Raging bull 2 months ago

Guys chigumba anemurume here akanaka mhan mkadzi uyo

The Raging bull 2 months ago

ndamuda uyo @Mai Tina

Mai Tina 2 months ago

Ayikazve, mafungeyi nhai mambo wangu @The Raging bull ?

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Haizi violence tinenge tichitamba chikudo🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣✊✊✊✊✊✊✊

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Tarisa maziso acho,so ****y.She is beautiful mkadzi uyu.

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

@Vybz Kartel(FAKE), ndozvakaita munhu akanaka here izvozvi ? Iwo mabody filler akanamirwa, plus make-up wakuti runako. Wakambowona zvakaita Dr Amai here iwewe ? - ndokuti beauty manje kwete kutinyepera kwauri kuita iwe.

Zanu Electoral Commission 2 months ago

matuzvi oga atawurwa apa

mhondoro 2 months ago

so, how are you going to discipline those causing violence, Words only may no be enough

Mafirakureva 2 months ago

* Name and shame please tizive who is who
* Generalisations aren't enough
* To whom does CCC report police brutality as in Gokwe? To ZRP? Get serious
ZEC responds 5 days later. No wonder Tynosaurus Rex became extinct- rikapiswa nhasi, dinosaur raizonzwa kupiswa 10 days later. Same same neZEC.

千凵几Ꮆ Ҡ凵 2 months ago

Police brutality , where do we report ?!

T@aaa 2 months ago

Kuzopindura nhasi vaudzwa zvekutaura .Ndevezanu ava

chikwereti 2 months ago

ZEC is shedding crocodile tears

Smokin on top5 2 months ago

Zanu Elecroral Commission yapindira

Wamambo90 2 months ago

Excatly ndizvo zvainoreva

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