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ZEC Speaks On Officer 'Caught Opening Polling Material' All Alone

ZEC Speaks On Officer 'Caught Opening Polling Material' All Alone

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has issued a statement on a video circulating on social media in which one of its presiding officers was “caught red-handed opening polling material” in the absence of polling agents. It is alleged that she administered them on her desk then put them back in the box in breach of s51 of the Electoral Act. In a statement, seen by Pindula News, ZEC said the officer was lawfully conducting her duties. Read the statement:

ZEC STATEMENT: HARRASSMENT OF A ZEC ELECTORAL OFFICER

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission would like to express its displeasure at the harassment of its electoral officer by MDC Alliance candidate and agents at Mhizha Primary School in Highfield East Constituency yesterday 24 March 2022 while she was lawfully conducting her duties. This incident is circulating on social media misleading the electorate implying that the electoral officer is contravening the law.

Administratively the presiding officer was checking received election materials to ascertain that all was in order before the conduct of the election. The actions of the MDC Alliance candidate and agents constitute an electoral offence as outlined in section 88 of the Electoral Act as read with paragraph 7(i)(c) of the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates. The Commission has reported the matter to the police for investigation.

The commission wishes to reiterate that there is a polling station opening procedure which is done before opening of the polling station, where all election material is checked and verified by the polling officers.

The Commission urges all election candidates, agents and observers to adhere to the code of conduct for observers and election agents. Only accredited people are allowed to enter polling stations outside polling period.

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43 Comments

jihs 1 month ago

😌


Khuphe 4 CCC VP 1 month ago

ngarambe achitonga hake Baba


Gabarinocheka 1 month ago

was at polling station by 7am,although I registered to vote,with registration slip at hand,my name is missing from the voters roll.what did I do inorder to be disenfranchised?
am I missing something here?
ZEC official stammered, you may have registered after. the presidential proclamation!Please comment.


THE FIEND 1 month ago

I HAVE FOLLOWED THIS CASE SINCE MORNING. I GO ALONG WITH TATMAN'S COMMENTS THAT SHE OPENED THE BALLOT BOXES ALONE IN THE ABSENCE OF POLLING AGENTS. WHERE WERE OTHER ZEC OFFICERS WHO ARE POSTED AT MHIZHA PRIMARY SCHOOL ?

WITH DOUBLE DUE RESPECT JUSTICE CHIGUMBA, IF YOUR PROCEDURE ALLOWS ONE PERSON, IRRESPECTIVE OF HIS POSITION, TO OPEN AND VERIFY BALLOT BOXES ALONE, THIS IS AN ANOMALY. IT IS QUESTIONABLE OR SUSPICIOUS FOR ONE PERSON TO VERIFY BALLOTS.


Wonder 1 month ago

l think action speaks louder than words. Vanhu havachadi ZANU PF chete. Kuba or rigging wnt make people love this currupt lot it make it worse and even cause a genocide. l feel this time the masses will not tolerate any funny games


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Ras I Tah 2 1 month ago

Zec is a terrorist organisation.


Chiurai 1 month ago

Uyu abatwa. Aida kuisa ma X here. Come today aizoaisa mu box here overengwa ndibatsireiwoka..
Ndaifunga to verenga chete a kubuda mu box.
Poling agents svinurai


Kudakwashe 1 month ago

Zec iri kupandukira macitizens ichishandiswa neruling party asi zvichapera chete


The Adjudicator 1 month ago

Once a crook always a crook.Zec is zanupf to the core.They wl always steel for their masters .
How can one person in the absence of others open ballot papers?????
Zec should be dissolved like yesterday.


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

is not level*


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

I always ask the same question, why participate in an election that you think ground level?
if you participate it means you are happy and people won't listen to any cries coz this thing of getting into the field play and cry like babies is now old school.

Zimbabwean opposition parties has people that we know as lawyers and should do the right thing first before an election, why are we wasting tax payers's money asking for elections that they know won't be free?

we are tired of jokes, i once said let's use money for by-elections to buy maize for drought ahead and wait for 2023 while those not happy be sorting out reforms that they cry for...


gandangaguru 1 month ago

kwaku dhiiii nemanhede pfaupfau ndiye tasa kana usingazivi zec enda unobvunza mai vako


jenduvha 🟡☝🏾 1 month ago

zvaaataangaaa kkkkk ... mubvunzo yangu i one muri kumbotembeyii kkkkkkk


Jakuchichi 1 month ago

Manyepo ayo, Zec yabatwa ichida ku rigga ma elections so now they're trying to defend themselves, why is Zec always found wanting?
Mabatwa chete chero mukaramba but the whole world now knows the truth, hamunyare.


YELLOWMAN OF CCC REVOLUTION aka Gladiator 1 month ago

Let's all vote for CCC tomorrow, March 26. Your vote counts fellow citizens, it's your constitutional right to vote for a candidate of your choice. VOTE CCC Party to secure a better tomorrow for our children. We will all leave a legacy by resoundingly voting for CCC. Exciting times looming, loading.......Many thanks to CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA aka BUSH LAWYER, CCC YELLOW HULK RELOADED aka HULK HOGAN,Tkt, Vybz Kartel and many others for putting forward informative and constructive insights on this platform. Your are all gladiators !! We are in this together, VIVA CCC party.

HAPPY VOTING DAY TO THOSE ENTERING THE VOTER BALLOT BOOTH TOMORROW. REMEMBER, WE ARE ALL ZIMBABWEANS, LET'S LOVE ONE ANOTHER - CCC, ZANU PF, MDC-T/A, WE ARE ALL ZIMBABWEANS....UNITY, UNITY, UNITY


Jinn 1 month ago

Thanks my guy for preaching peace to my fellow countrymen

CCC YELLOW HULK RELOADED 1 month ago

Thank you massive Gladiator, tomorrow is the great day indeed. Stay safe.

ZANU pf Ex Supporter 1 month ago

I thought that the story of rigging was a myth or mere allegations. Ummmm today I surrender my party membership, zvinonyadzisa izvi. We are Zimbabwean people, why are now evil to the extent of cheating, killing and oppressing our own people. What will happen to these young generation. We are breeding hate for sure.
As for me I'm a God fearing person and it is better I live without supporting any political party. It's embarrassing what is happening, our people abroad are now hopeless and ashamed, because the truth is vana vanotukwa musango uku ,they blame us of not putting our house in order.
Bye bye ma Cde


Ndimba Ndimba 1 month ago

ZEC inobhowa kuti inongoramba mhosva dzose nepane evidence. The lady in question could notsatisfactorily explain what she was doing with OPENED ballots. Why defend her .We know ZEC has been tasked to rig by Zanu PF. Infact most people in ZEC are Zanu PF supporters we all know it. Vasada kuvharidzira matsotsi kana abatwa abatwa just apologise and replace the ballots. So many shenanigans are taking place from printing ballots in black and white to setting up dubious polling stations in unfit places like in Mbizo Kwekwe so much that a lot of complains are already surfacing. ZEC has dirty hands no matter how they try to exonerate themselves. They are repeating how they rigged in 2018.


YellowMellow 1 month ago

Zanu pf is at it again!! These stunts are now old school. Desperation will kill Zanu pf. I need free and fair elections..i want to see something.


Moyo 1 month ago

ballot papers are checked and verified in e presence of all polling officers who are deployed at e polling station, that's what we know is e norm


Yellow 1 month ago

Sometimes politics it's just like riding a zupco bus,if you know you know.

☝️❌


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI exe 1 month ago

I HAVE FOLLOWED THIS CASE SINCE MORNING. I GO ALONG WITH TATMAN'S COMMENTS THAT SHE OPENED THE BALLOT BOXES ALONE IN THE ABSENCE OF POLLING AGENTS. WHERE WERE OTHER ZEC OFFICERS WHO ARE POSTED AT MHIZHA PRIMARY SCHOOL ?

WITH DOUBLE DUE RESPECT JUSTICE CHIGUMBA, IF YOUR PROCEDURE ALLOWS ONE PERSON, IRRESPECTIVE OF HIS POSITION, TO OPEN AND VERIFY BALLOT BOXES ALONE, THIS IS AN ANOMALY. IT IS QUESTIONABLE OR SUSPICIOUS FOR ONE PERSON TO VERIFY BALLOTS.

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

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


Mathematician 1 month ago

There wasn't any analysis done by this guy I think he's an amateur aneCaps Lock yakafa iri on

THE FIEND 1 month ago

Poor analysis... don't post,my Bush Lawyer this unless akuratidza kupera

THE FIEND 1 month ago

Get away Vbyz Kartel, leave the name of Bush lawyer alone.

🚩 1 month ago

𝐁𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐙𝐚𝐧𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐙𝐞𝐜, 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭


CCC YELLOW HULK RELOADED 1 month ago

ZEC must be disbanded! Just today @Classic 263 morning grill @Joyce Kazembe ZEC commissioner enlightened us that Ballot material must arrive at least 30 minutes before the polling stations resumes the voting process and that
material must be checked and signed by at least 10 official polling agents and Political party members included. So how come after a few hours that law is changed? Thieves


CCC YELLOW HULK RELOADED 1 month ago

ZEC must be disbanded! Just today @Classic 263 morning grill @Joyce Kazembe ZEC commissioner enlightened us that Ballot material must arrive at least 30 minutes before the polling stations resumes the voting process and that
material must be checked and signed by at least 10 official polling agents and Political party members included. So how come after a few hours that law is changed? Thieves


clay 1 month ago

dai vari ve ccc vatonzi disqualified manje ndeva Dhagi ,pls ccc make sure you field all polling agents on all voting booth Zanu and Dhagi will maximise on that weaknesd chati home chareva tosangana kuma votes


Tafman 1 month ago

The allegations are that the presiding officer opened the contents in the absence of polling agents.Zec isn't responding to these allegations in thier statement


chigumba uri**** 1 month ago

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zec 1 month ago

Priscilla chigumba s****kwako ****yako uri****.chairo ku****.kwako


GOOD CITIZEN 1 month ago

AAH PAKAIPA. NDOPANOTANGIRA RIGGING IPAPO. VANHU VAKADAI NGAVASUNGWE VOBVA VAPIHWA MUTONGO WAKAOMA SEDOMBOSHAVA


For student at Mhizha Gvt Pri Sch 1991 1 month ago

If he/she was alone, then who captured the video?


cde Simukai 1 month ago

what a silly question. she was found and recording started thereafter

Chapwititi Kestombela 1 month ago

What can you say, this is just a starter. What about that other polling station in the middle of a jungle in Kwekwe???🤔 What about that other polling station right in the base of Al Shabbab in Kwekwe again??? 🤔 ZEC is just so unfair and aligned to the old fools home. Orodhi Pumura 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


1 month ago



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