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ZEC Won't Stop Hiring Former Soldiers - Chigumba

ZEC Won't Stop Hiring Former Soldiers - Chigumba

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has said the electoral body will not stop hiring members of the security services.

Public concerns have been raised over the “militarization” of the electoral body but Chigumba insisted that ZEC will not discriminate against ex-service personnel. She said:

There is no evidence that has been brought before me to show that anybody with the so-called militarised background acted contrary to the mandate or interest of the registered voters.

Those retired members of the security services, as long as the retired members of the security services are in Zimbabwe, as long as they respond to the adverts that we flight for vacant posts, and if they qualify for the posts, they will continue serving in ZEC.

It is unconstitutional to discriminate against them on the basis that they once served in the military.

Show me a country that has a policy that it does not employ people because they were once soldiers.

These soldiers are people who die for the country, and ZEC does not have a policy that discriminates against them.

ZEC’s chief elections officer, Utoile Silaigwana, is a former member of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA).

The late Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba also served in ZEC’s predecessor, the Electoral Supervisory Commission (ESC), when he was still in the army.

More: NewsDay


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12 Comments

Pakanyanya Ma 1 5 months ago

ko kungosiyana navo nacios accho zec yacho haizo kwanisa kushanda here nhai vaChigumba


PRIDE N 5 months ago

CCC CHAMISA takaenda🙋🙋


Mrs soko 5 months ago

Shoko ngarifambise CCC yauya


EG PFUUU 5 months ago

Ccc


WaveOfChange 5 months ago

2023 Protect Your Vote Citizens


Chikandamina 5 months ago

Chigumba waona mwana here auya mumusha,mutambire achakurera Magwana.


Fresh gang 5 months ago

Zviriko futi


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Thando 5 months ago

CCC=CHANGE


Nkust 5 months ago

Yes according to common sense nothing is wrong to hire former military service personnel but those seconded to zec are not genuine and chigumba you know what we mean but only that they is no proof to that effect newe wacho chigumba you are also conflicted only kuti there is no proof saka tobva tatoshaya kty tingaita sei


Mwana wevhu 5 months ago

CCC ndiyo news chaiyo


Zodoc Chikaponya 5 months ago

Proudly A Citizen🤝


Zodoc Chikaponya 5 months ago

Yes yes You are right asi zvakadaro kuZEC ikoko shoko ngarifambe Citizens Coalition for Change is the way to go. Chamisa takaenda shoko ngarifambe maCitizens😅



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