Mudede must give voters' roll to Zec: MDC

HARARE - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has demanded that the Registrar of Voters Tobaiwa Mudede hands over the voters roll to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec).

MDC’s secretary-general Tendai Biti told the Daily News Mudede must hand the “discredited” voters’ roll to Zec so as to prevent further tampering with the crucial document ahead of crunch polls.

“We have frightening figures of some half a million people said to be 100 years old as well as some 1 million dead people still on the roll,” Biti said.

“It is also now a fact that is known all over that the notorious Israeli company Nikuv that has been working with Mudede has helped them create four different voters rolls.”

He said since voter registration closed two weeks ago, Mudede must now surrender the roll that will be used for the elections to Zec.

“Political parties participating in the elections must then be allowed to inspect and audit the voters’ roll and then sign off the one that will be used for the elections,” Biti said.

“We are aware of the shenanigans around the voters’ roll. It is the new theatre of vote rigging.
“Zec also has an obligation to provide to political parties a copy of the voters’ roll that is in analysable form.”

A detailed research by think-tank Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) claimed nearly two million potential voters below 30 years are unregistered, 63 constituencies have more registered voters than the people staying in the constituencies, 41 constituencies deviate from the average number of voters per constituency by more than the permitted 20 percent.

“As a party, the MDC has since written to Zec and Sadc highlighting these gross anomalies,” the Harare East legislator said.

“We believe that if Zimbabwe had to go through the election, it will produce a sham result as the elections will not be held under free, fair and credible conditions.”

Mudede yesterday told a news conference that a total of 6,4 million voters are eligible to vote in this year’s harmonised elections.

The Registrar General of Voters claimed rigging through the voters’ roll was “impossible.”

He said during the voter registration exercise that ended on July 9, 747 928 new voters were registered while 234 000 voters transferred from their original to other wards.

He said printing of the voters’ roll was in progress and the register will be distributed to all polling stations.

Mudede said a total of 860 389 people inspected the voters’ roll while 492 429 national identity cards were issued during the voter registration.

Comments (12)

Mudhara Mudede your days are numbered.....its called information technology, java script, joomla, .net, google, internet......the world has changed old man we are watching you infact we know what you had for dinner..........

Mau Mau - 23 July 2013

Mudede brags of registering 6.4 out of 6.7 eligible adults forgetting that the census counts only ppl present in the country. Majority if not 3million of the registered 6.7million are in diaspora. So his claims are immaterial

Rosina - 23 July 2013

THE LAST VOTER REG EXERCISE WAS A TOTAL SHAM. IF AT ALL ZPF SEEKS A COURT ORDER TO ALLOW THE DISENFRANCISED POLICEMEN WHO MISSED THE SPECIAL VOTE TO VOTE, THEY SHOULD DO THE SAME FOR ANY ELIGIBLE VOTER WHO WAS DISENFRANCISED DURING THE RUSHED VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE

ELIZET - 23 July 2013

Today Makarau announced that she shall seek a court order to allow policemen who failed to vote during Special Elections a chance to vote. Something in total violation of the countrys electoral law. If at all they do that, then all those who failed to register due to thew rushed exercise should file a similar application since their constitutional right as equally violated.

Mrewa - 23 July 2013

Today Makarau announced that she shall seek a court order to allow policemen who failed to vote during Special Elections a chance to vote. Something in total violation of the countrys electoral law. If at all they do that, then all those who failed to register due to the rushed exercise should file a similar application since their constitutional right as equally violated.

Mrewa - 23 July 2013

YES PEOPLE WHO FAILED TO REGISTER SHUD ALSO BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER IF DI POLICE FORCE IS ALLOWED TO VOTE

Di truth - 23 July 2013

Mudede is a sure candidate for prosecution once this is over. Just what is wrong with this guy. Always on the wrong and what will make you do anything right. Boggles the mind how such people live their conscience if they have any

Zimbabwean - 24 July 2013

Vana Rita tsitsi dzamazonzwira mapurisa nhasi isu tichiziva kuti makavhotesa zanu militia muchishandisa mazita a magenuine policeman ndedzei.Desire P.A wa Masimirembwa kuMabvuku aka vota pa Special vote is he a civil servant.We are watching,huri hwese na katsande rwendo rwuno tinosvitsana kumapena.Kana tsitsi chaidzo dzakubata tanga waita application yekuti mazana ezviuru amakarambidza kuregister muchiapawo mukana wekuregister.

Ligaba - 24 July 2013

How will the security forces who failed to vote on the 14th and 15th vote on the 31st when they will be on duty? The provision for the special vote was done to allow these guys to vote because they will not be able to vote with others since they will be working. Now we invite them to vote and who will be providing security at polling stations? This is where Zanu is ahead of the game and the MDCs should be on the look out. Zanu want these guys to vote in thier wards so that they are NOT on duty causing chaos at the polling stations! they can easily rig during the election. Machinja, you are warned, ngarirayi Zanu. in fact ask yourselves why all of a sudden zanu yavakuda kuti ava vanhu va vhote..bla bla respect theier rights becoz havasivo vakazvida kuti vatadze kuvhota. and this and that!

TaTanga - 24 July 2013

Yes i saw it with my own eyes at Mabvuku Hall during the special vote.masimirembwas P.a called Desire voted in broad day light and bus loads of over 500 kids some barely 15years of age all dressed in suits casted the special votes.

brother Beyond - 24 July 2013

I do agree with Elizet, that ZEC must make sure throgh the C Court, that those who failed to register to vote MUST BE ALLOWED TO VOTE on 31 July. Failure to do that would be unfortunate on the part of a large number of Zimbabweans

mambo - 24 July 2013

ko vakaregei kushandisa ink pazvigunwe sezvavanoita mazuva ose. hamuone kuti pakaitwa chitsotsi , vaitya kutyi vaya vasiri mapurisa kana ma civil servants vaizoonekwa kuti vakavhota MDC open your eyes and seeee .. murikutiregerera ...

shelz - 25 July 2013

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