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Full Text: July 30 Elections Failed To Pass Free, Fair And Credibility Test And Zec Must Be Disbanded – Anti-Corruption Trust

Full Text: July 30 Elections Failed To Pass Free, Fair And Credibility Test And Zec Must Be Disbanded – Anti-Corruption Trust

The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) has noted with grave concern that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), responsible for running the elections and counting votes, proved open to manipulation and subsequently the presidential results announced in favour of President Emmerson Mnangagwa are viewed as fraudulent. Equally disconcerting are current efforts by ZANU PF backed […]

African states give Zimbabwe Electoral Commission thumbs up

African states give Zimbabwe Electoral Commission thumbs up

Barely three weeks after the July 30 harmonised elections, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and Zimbabwe at large, are already receiving accolades from fellow African countries for conducting the recent polls in a professional manner. Further, the countries are keen to learn from ZEC with a view to implementing the experiences in their own electoral […]

Zimbabwe Opposition Alleges Plan to Skew Election

Zimbabwe Opposition Alleges Plan to Skew Election

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has accused the country’s electoral commission of planning a “manipulated” general election on July 30. The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance spoke out Tuesday after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission turned down several of its demands for changes to procedures in the presidential election. Among the changes sought was a redesign of […]

Mnangagwa wants Chamisa to trust a judiciary that he, himself didn’t have confidence in-report

Mnangagwa wants Chamisa to trust a judiciary that he, himself didn’t have confidence in-report

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on MDC –Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa to approach the courts if he feels the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)’s conduct is against the Constitution. Chamisa has vowed that he would rather seek redress from the people, through peaceful demonstrations, and not with the judiciary system, which he believes is a […]

Security breach at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, database hacked

Security breach at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, database hacked

UNDERFIRE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has sensationally claimed that suspected hackers recently broke into the electoral management body’s database and stole crucial information on the biometric voters’ roll, escalating fears of electoral manipulation ahead of the polls. The development comes in the wake of publication of a report by an independent […]

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission squanders an opportunity to build trust

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission squanders an opportunity to build trust

“The silly season is out in full force,” said the ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba as she made an appearance on Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa’s radio show on Monday. It is a cliché that refers to a period of frivolous and petty behaviour. The history of Zimbabwean elections, however, suggests that they are from frivolous affairs. For […]

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa Threatens to Take ZEC Headon Over Printing of Ballot Papers

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa Threatens to Take ZEC Headon Over Printing of Ballot Papers

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, who is also MDC-T leader, has said his party is giving the country’s election body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), one week to meet its demands on the printing of ballot papers or the party will take unspecified action. Chamisa said they were taking the […]

Zimbabwe Police Vote In What Opposition Parties Call A ‘Gigantic Electoral Fraud’

Zimbabwe Police Vote In What Opposition Parties Call A ‘Gigantic Electoral Fraud’

Hundreds of Zimbabwean police cast their special votes in the country’s second largest city, Bulawayo, on Thursday, raising the ire of opposition parties, which ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to stop the process saying it violates some national laws. ZEC dismissed as “hogwash and very stupid propaganda” reports that the electoral body is conducting […]

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission sets up ‘shady’ polling stations. . . one centre to serve 2 voters

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission sets up ‘shady’ polling stations. . . one centre to serve 2 voters

INDEPENDENT biometric voter registration (BVR) and data science experts analysing the voters’ roll, yesterday claimed they had unearthed another suspected vote-rigging loophole, where the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has set up eight “shady” polling stations, with one of them to cater for only two voters. The experts raised a red flag over a polling station […]

Army, police to help Zimbabwe Electoral Commission despite denials

Army, police to help Zimbabwe Electoral Commission despite denials

AS the furore around Zimbabwe’s viciously-fought election continues, police have revealed the army might still be called upon to provide logistical support for the month-end polls. Police’s elections committee commander Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza told journalists yesterday that the army would only provide transport in exceptional circumstances. “The transportation of ballot materials is the responsibility […]

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