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ZEC Wants Penalties For Slanderers

ZEC Wants Penalties For Slanderers

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has called for the enactment of laws that punish individuals and organisations that seek to discredit the commission and electoral processes by making unproven allegations.

This comes after pressure groups such as Team Pachedu have accused ZEC of electoral malpractices over the past few years which they allege are meant to create an uneven electoral playing field to give an advantage to the ruling ZANU PF party.

Speaking on ZBC News Current Affairs programme, Face the Nation on Tuesday, ZEC spokesperson, Jasper Mangwana said those making false accusations about the commission and electoral processes must be punished. He said:

We have been asking to be able to register and regulate these political parties because of some of these unfounded allegations that ZEC didn’t do anything, but the moment you become like any other EMB South Africa.

If you raise false issues, for example, they will take like 5 000 votes before you get into an election, we would something like that. This is because if you raise such false allegations, you must prove them.

Meanwhile, Mangwana expressed satisfaction with how the 26 March by-elections were held, saying the absence of rains ensured that no logistical challenges were encountered.

More: ZBC News


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27 Comments

Shampoo 2 months ago

Takagara tazvitaura isu kuti ZEC iri partisan. Ngayi dismantlewe. We need a new Independent ZEC. Kwete joki riya tsvuku


masvingo 3 months ago

ZEC tinyareiwo pliz


Tanu Mark Finnity 3 months ago

Sebehlanya labo Bantu be Zec zibunu zabo


satan 3 months ago

@ gumbonzvanda::: talking without thinking also pays fine


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3 months ago


professor 3 months ago

And ZEC must also punish the likes of Mwonzora for wasting stationery


Bigsam 3 months ago

Zec if you arr clean why worry
worryif you have any issues with those doing their job go to court not kutitira noise kutyisidzira vanhu
Zec musatinyaudza
musatinyaudza...you are known for rigging elections in this country


Joe 3 months ago

Munovige chii today kuziva zvamurikuita musatyise vanhu kana musina mhosva why threaten tinokuzivai kuti muri nhubu dzevanhu last tym makaita mwedzi musina kuburitsa maresults saka tichatonetsana kusvika matodzingwa basa becoz yu at partisan musatimanikidze kuda Zanu ngavaende kumapurazi vadye zvavakaba


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

Whoever does his or her work properly needs not fear public scrutiny. Integrity is key. Zimbabwe Election Commission must just carry out its constitutional mandate properly as Zanupf Election Commission.

The public and named organisations are pointing out issues that need to be attended to and what does ZEC do. It starts lobbying for laws that will silence voices that question some of its actions.

Free, fair, credible election and a single ,clean transparent accessible voter's roll not to play hide and seek with people. You claim to be a listening president yet you attempt to mute and distort the people's voice from the election processes.

Pasi nevanofarira KUKAKA kweruzhinji. Pasi nevanorwa nedonzvo regutsaruzhinji. Pasi nevakapandukira ONE MAN ONE VOTE policy yavakarwira. Pasi nevakapandukira Chimurenga.

Pamberi negolden future. Pamberi neCitizens' Coalition for Change. Pamberi neCCC leadership. Change is inevitable.


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

....as Zimbabwe Electoral Commission not Zanupf Electoral Commission...

Yellow Card 3 months ago

ZEC IS AVOIDING ANY CLOSE EYE OVER ITS OBSCUREMANTS. So how can they earn accreditation if they are intimidating political parties and whistleblowers


ngorima mushava 3 months ago

the law says so... ZEC is a creation of the constitution,so it's answerable to Parliament

CHIEF 3 months ago

@young academic and @ mbonisi whatever. PLS SHUT THE F*CK UP, I DON'T SEE ANY OF YOUR COMMENTS IN LINE WITH THIS ARTICLE. IF YOU HATE NDEBELE TRIBE GO TO HELL BECAUSE SOON OR LATER YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF IN A POSITION THAT WILL MAKE YOU REALISE THAT WE WERE EQUALLY CREATED BY GOD.
TO THOSE CRYING FOR OUR FELLOW PEOPLE TO BE DEPOTED IN SA, ARE YOU EVEN AWARE THAT ZIMBABWEAN ECONOMY IS A BIT FUNCTIONAL BECAUSE OF WHAT IS BEING SENT HOME BY THE SAME DIASPORIANS YOU ARE CALLING FOR THEIR DEPORTATION SO THAT THEY WILL VOTE OUT ZANU PF?
I DON'T EVEN SEE A DEFERENCE BETWEEN ZANU AND CCC IF YOU WANT TO THE MAJORITY TO SUFFER FOR YOU TO LEAD. FIGHT FOR A BETTER ZIMBABWE BY NOT TAKING PART IN ANY SORT OF CORRUPTION. IF YOU NEED TO FOLK-OUT $120 FOR A PASSPORT LET IT BE THAN GIVING SOMEONE $150 SO THAT YOU GET EARLY. THE PROBLEMS WE ARE FACING TODAY ARE NOT A RESULT OF A MISRULE BY THE GOVERNMENT BUT WE CREATED THEM OURSELVES. YOU FIND AN UNQUALIFIED PERSON OUT IN A VERY STRATEGIC POSITION OF A COMPANY BECAUSE HE'S EITHER RELATED TO SOMEONE IN THAT COMPANY OR HE BRIBED THE RECRUITING OFFICER. FIRST LETS END NEPOTISM, STOP BRIBING AND REPORT CORRUPTION TO ZACC BECAUSE WE WILL EVEN CORRUPT CCC YACHO. #NO_TO_CHIBATA_MUHOMWE AND LEAVE A NORMAL LIFE


Maravaza 3 months ago

If ZEC is aggrieved they have the right to sue the perpetrator. Moreover ZEC should be transparent to avoid public scrutiny and tounge wagging. Any misdemeanor iwith ZEC is bound to cause chaos or civil war in the country. Zim has enough laws to address ZEC's issue.


pvc 2 months ago

well explained

xyz 3 months ago


@YoungAcademic 3 months ago

@Mthwakazi Republic President, YOU ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE WEBSITE'S COMMENT SECTION TO SHARE THE STUPIDITY YU INHERITED FROM LOBENGULA AND LIE TO PPLE THAT NDEBELE PPLE ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO STEAL 30% OF OUR TERRITORY, WAGE A CIVIL WAR AND POISON OUR SOCIETY..

BE WARNED THAT WHOEVER HOLDS THE THRONE IN OUR HOUSE (ZIMBABWE) WETHER ITS CCC OR ZANU, WILL INEVITABLY SHORTEN YOUR LIVES....WE WONT HESITATE TO SHORTEN YOUR ROAD TO HELL EITHER....TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT AND TELL YOUR CHILDREN NEVER TO FORGET THAT THEY ARE ON FOREIGN LAND


Kule 3 months ago

@youngacademic bvisa mweya wechimhondi which you are potraying in most of your comments. Remember live by the sword die by the sword. I dont even believe that you are young as you want us to believe, but you sound like one of the Zanu pf old guard who is being tormented by the spirits of the masses you massacred during gukurahundi. Bhora pasi comrade.

doug 3 months ago

There are enough laws and there is no need for legal engineers to make special laws for the commission. Accountability and transparency for this commission lose value if laws seen to be stifling the ability to point out errors and criticize are crafted.


@ Gumbonzvanda Mbonisi 3 months ago

think before u talk


❌NO TO TRIBALISM ❌ 3 months ago

@Gumbonzvanda Mbonisi whatever you call yourself, did you hear what the article it's all about. Why being tribalism were it's not necessary.Not every Ndebele is in for that sh*t am a shona living in Bulawayo for years and I veiw the people from this side as my brothers and sisters.
This nation wasn't build for one tribe thus why they are many colours in the national flage.Everyone is entitled to benefit from the nation, to make things worse the article doesn't talk about what you talking about. 🤦🤦🤦🤦


mzukuru 3 months ago

by the same token Zec should consider Diaspora vote

A lot of electrical reforms must be implement b4 2023,

the voters roll must b clean from abnormalities like double names or 70 people living at a same adrees

head must role at Zec a lot of abnormalities are done inside and outside your business premise

nyaya yekuti police inoregister kuBindura then deployed kuGlendale or Mazoe hence fails to go back to vote in Bindura coz they will be election observer in Glendale

its know fact that 70% of policeforce are opposition supporters ,Please take that into consideration


ngorima mushava 3 months ago

Zim 🇿🇼 elections are ward based, doesn't allow those in the diaspora to vote except for those on state duty @ embassies...
This Law is the brainchild of MDCT(tsvagirai),, MDCN(mutambara/ncube) and ZanuPF during the inclusive Gvt (GNU),,,
vakawirirana kuti hakuna Ari diaspora anovhota

Executive Zvimbazi 3 months ago

Well said Mzukuru

Mashoko ako ano nd


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