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ZEC Has Never Been Fair In Doing Its Work - Masunungure

ZEC Has Never Been Fair In Doing Its Work - Masunungure

Political analyst Eldred Masunungure has said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has never been fair in executing its duties and responsibilities.

His remarks come as ZEC has strongly castigated opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa over his claims the electoral body was plotting to rig the upcoming Parliamentary and municipal by-elections in favour of Zanu PF.

Masunungure, a Political Science lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) said the electoral body has a history of being partisan. NewZimbabwe.com quotes him as saying:

Believe it or not, but if one can go and trace the history it is clear that Zec has never been fair in doing its work.  Zec should be above all political parties and not be controlled by a certain political party. It is up to Zec to ensure that it is not perpetually accused of pushing a certain political party’s agenda.

Chamisa’s rigging claims:

  • Chamisa told his supporters at a campaign rally in Gweru on Sunday that his party had devised strategies to counter ZEC’s plot to rig the elections in favour of Zanu PF.
  • Chamisa also claimed that his party had planted informers in the ZEC secretariat who will help expose vote-rigging plans.

ZEC Denies the allegations:

  • ZEC has often denied the allegations that it is partisan and plots to rig the upcoming elections as claimed by Chamisa.
  • ZEC spokesperson Joyce Kazembe said they have heard several times that the CCC has people working within ZEC, “and we cannot dispute that because we don’t have the evidence.”
  • Kazembe said ZEC would not be threatened by CCC in any way and will continue doing our work as per the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
  • ZEC denied the allegations of rigging but admitted that the voters’ roll which has been leaked to activists’ group Team Pachedu was a ZEC draft document. ZEC claimed that the document had been tampered with to discredit the country’s electoral management system.

Historical perspective:

  • ZEC is accused of having connived with the ruling ZANU PF to manipulate election results.
  • ZEC withheld election results for five weeks in 2008 in a plebiscite that SADC and the AU emphatically rejected as not reflective of the will of the people of Zimbabwe.
  • There were anomalies in the 2018 election results, including that of Dexter Nduna whom ZEC claimed won the Chegutu Parliamentary seat. ZEC later admitted that it made an error, Nduna is still an MP.

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Didezh 3 months ago

@ Mackenzie well said good analysis


Dispenser 3 months ago

The problem with zec is it is a political organization, born from ZANU ,unfortunately, ey want to run elections like as if sabuku's kraal ,bz ey are unqualified pesonel in charge ,ey only wait to here from their Masters what to say ,what to do.that's not e country wc we want


Gogodera 3 months ago

40yrs

Tkt 3 months ago

You're lying..Zec has nothing to do with zanu pf.. it's an independent entity, with very qualified personnel..

Pinkpigs_Lilliputian. 3 months ago

I do not know if it is true that Chamisa has infiltrated ZEC the way he says. Otherwise,he must be careful with his words on public platforms and during rallies especially if he says things he cannot prove.
Would it not be dangerous for his informants to say things like this? I do not think it is true. He probably just wants to plant seeds of confusion and mistrust in ZEC.


Tkt 3 months ago

Zec yatova yaChamisa,so mangwana asachema,ndiye akazvitaura ega,kanemawara kamwana ako..asi nyika inotongwa nemadzindza kwete vazukuru

Zvimbazi 3 months ago

Mdaida kuzvitaura but ndakatya kutaura nekuti ichokwadi ichi . Thats the only truth there

Mboko 3 months ago

Of all the Vybz Kartels,e second one(Zanu-pf one) is a lunatic moron..he needs deliverance....


Shadows 3 months ago

Cry babies will always be cry babies. Ccc ine vanhu muZec ( true Bcoz chamisa ndiye adaro). Zanupf haina vanhu kuZec(true Bcoz no one has said that). So who is plotting to Rig elections. Ndimi makadzida politics saka be brave enough to play the game. Musatinyaudze.kna zvakunetsai endai mnorima kana kuita magweja.
Vote zanupf


Shadows 3 months ago

Kkklk taura hako kanopenga. Too childish

Aratijiyesi 3 months ago

2018 ndizvo zvakaitaura kamukomana kuti ndakabata kwese apa kakanda futi kkkkk

Hulk Hogan 3 months ago

Vybz Katero, Vybz Ketero, Vybz kettle kkkkkk chinenge chi'mpfana.You are the only one who believes in ZEC and supports ZEC in Zimbabwe.Those guys are full of drama and I personally when it comes to ZEC I just say nxaaaaa


Why me 3 months ago

Is a political party a government,pliz school me


kezi 3 months ago

Zec is the number 1 thief in this country


Bounty Hunter 3 months ago

Only evidence is very important in courts ensure advocate chamisa knows this & hapana nyaya without evidence.


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 3 months ago

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗭𝗲𝗰. 𝗭𝗲𝗰 𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝗯 𝗶𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗶𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗽𝗳. . 2𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗭𝗲𝗰 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗲𝗳 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 , 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗱𝗷𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲. ℳ𝒶𝓇𝒶𝓋𝒶𝓏𝒶


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Didn't Chamisa campaigne for the Constitution that created Zec. Now he doesn't trust the very thing he helped create. DOES THE CCC KNOW WHAT IT WANTS OR ITS JUST WASTING TIME WITH ITS MAMBO JUMBO CRAP


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Vybz Kartero hafungi aii

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Team pachedu cried about anomalies without providing any proof

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Agreed kuti 2008 wasn't clean what about after the new constitution was implemented with the help of ka Chamisa you still moan about zec yet there has never been a delay in results and no proof that the electorate was decieved

Machiavelli 3 months ago

@Vybz Ketero, while we are still at it, why hasn't ZEC answered chapter and verse the anomalies raised by Team Pachedu?

Machiavelli 3 months ago

@Vybz Ketero, in 2008 it took ZEC FIVE WEEKS to announce election results. In this day and age of conputerisation results should be instantaneous.

Asi vaishandisa Abacus here kuverenga mavotes?

There is evidence of rigging. Zviri pachena

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

All the time there is a claim of being partisan but no proof.Who has ever been proven to be doing favours for the Revolutionary party @ Zec

Machiavelli 3 months ago

@Vybz Ketero, there's nothing wrong with the constitution. There's nothing wrong with the legislation that gave birth to ZEC. The problem is with the people who are managing ZEC. They are compromised and very partisan

Simpuru

Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

ZanuPf Electoral Commission (ZEC) will continue to try and manipulate whatever results come from any election in favour of its parent organisation (ZanuPf). However, the worst thing citizens or any political party can do is give in to apathy and assume that it does not matter to vote because KAKO haizomboperi. As we speak and write about it ZEC and whoever is behind is feeling the increasing heat intensity of scrutiny from all angles. One day we will reach a breaking point and this system will give in.


McKenzie 3 months ago

That's quite true. It's because the ZEC personnels are afraid of being killed by the ZANU PF AND CIO CADRES.

Nothing can be done to stop intimidation of the ZEC personnels by these top shatters.

The right information is that ZANU PF will stay on the post until they can be a true war that can rescue the country by a mouth of a gun, NOT THESE ZEC,VOTES, DIALOGUE AND WHATSOEVER.

The zimbabweans has been exploited since 1980 and the African Union will never bring a FRUITFUL AND TANGIBLE SOLUTION TO ZIMBABWE.

The CCC will win all the elections but the people of ZIMBABWE will sleep in barracks in fear of their lives. A lot of people will be killed at day and night by these massacres from ZANU PF

All the white business men who are still here in Zimbabwe will run away because of the strong intimidation that will rise soonly.

The havocks can be calm on these by-elections but will show the fruits of 2023 elections.
Nothing will be good at all. ZEC will never say anything against ZANU PF because they will be at gunpoint promises.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THOSE ZEC LADDIES CAN SAY TO THE CID,CIO,JOC AND THE ZANU PF CADRES? The answer is always going to be YES, ZANU PF HAS WON
By now, they are cooking the deals to be used in courts and everywhere to manipulate the elections. All the tricks will be done including havocks at polling stations and ballot box exchange, illegal ballot printing, hiring of multi voters in favour of ZANU PF an so forth.
But SADC AND AU KNOWS ALL THIS AND WILL NOT TAKE ANY ACTION NOT WHAT REASONS WILL CCC REPORT, NOTHING WILL BE PRODUCED.
Besides using the bees from the guns, ZIMBABWE WILL NEVER GO TO THE OPPOSITION PARTIES NEKUTI ZIMBABWE NDEYE ROPA

SO THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE IRRIGATING THEIR LIVES BY THE TEARS OF THE POOR PEOPLE.
THEY ARE SOME WHO FEEL THAT FOR ZIMBABWE TO FALL TO ANY OPPOSITION PARTY, ALL THE ZIMBABWEAN RIVERS MUST FLOW BLOOD BECAUSE THEY DON'T CARE OF ANY LIFE LOSS.
THEY SAY THEY WENT TO WAR FOR THIS ZIMBABWE YET THEIR RULING HAS NEVER BEEN INTERESTING SINCE THEIR COUP.

DON'T LOOK FOR ME. THE TRUTH IS ALWAYS NICE

AMEN


Realism 3 months ago

As long as elections are held by the ZanuPf Electoral Commission (ZEC) there will never be credible elections in Zimbabwe. I currently don't support any political party because I personally don't believe any of the existing parties has what it takes to not only bring but maintain democracy and abolish the politics of personality that Mugabe's dictatorship brought to this country. Every true patriot knows that Zanuism is a disease that needs to be cured in this country, that occult organization is the reason behind everything that is wrong with Zimbabwe today

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

YES, I ALSO BELIEVE THAT ZEC IS BIASED IN FAVOUR OF ZANU PF AND IT WILL CONTINUE LIKE THAT FOR THE SEEABLE FUTURE BECAUSE IT IS APPOINTED BY ONE MAN TO WHOM THEY LAY THEIR ALLEGIANCE. IN TERMS OF TODAY'S CONSTITUTION THE PRESIDENT APPOINTS ZEC COMMISSIONERS.

OUR CONSTITUTION MUST BE AMENDED SO THAT ZEC IS APPOINTED BY A BOARD OF OFFICERS FROM ALL POLITICAL PARTIES.

IF IT IS TRUE THAT CCC HAS INFILTRATED ZEC, A CREDIT TO CCC PARTY BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY WAY OF DEALING WITH ZEC AT THE MOMENT.

[ DO NOT VOTE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE MWONZORA. VOTE CCC PARTY FOR CHANGE ].

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


The Patriot 3 months ago

The constitution needs to be carefully corrected and remove all dictator-enabling laws for good. No one man should be allowed to rise above the country and the consequences of ever attempting such should range between life in prison and death sentence

CCC 3 months ago

Ndezve ****


Zvadhakwa 3 months ago

Zec is always abusing the electorate's rights. They deny manipulating the voter's roll, the election results and many more. If it wasn't under the influence of this zanu led government, all could be running smothly. Ti hell with this zec/zanu object. **** the hell out of people's sight. PASI NE zanu ne zec


ngorima mushava 3 months ago

Zec works within the perimitory dictates of the Law of Zimbabwe🇿🇼, it's answerable to Parliament not through social media accounts...
(2) MDCT, MDC ncube/mutambara ZanuPF are the ones who created ZEC,Chamisa was chair of the SROC committee of Parliament that chose ZEC commissioners, so nyaya yekuti Zec ndeye Zanu to me it's a non-starter...
MDC/CCC know kuti they can't stand Zanu ,so they will try by all means tarnish images of organizatins institutions in order to seek sympathy and please their foreign masters....

Hulk Hogan 3 months ago

@Bush lawyer I'm glad you're now fit and strong after suffering that evil stroke.Please can you inform me how you dealt with it and what medication you took,i do have a relative who suffers a stroke @2017 and she is coping painfully without taking any medicine.

Your information will be very useful.

Good day



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