Zec raises exception

HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said it cannot be cited as a respondent in election petitions.

The commission raised an exception after being cited as a respondent in some of the petitions filed by losing MDC candidates, who participated in the July 31 harmonised elections.

Zec said according to Section 166 of the Electoral Act, the commission was not included as a respondent in election petitions.

Zec’s lawyers Tawanda Kanengoni and Charles Nyika said that depending on the outcome, the commission may be called upon, by operation of law, to conduct a re-run of the election challenged in a petition.

Comments (4)

That's nonsense, Rita Makarau. You, Nikuv, the Chinese Communist Party, Mudede and ZANU PF should be respondents in all the election petitions. You are the reason why we are in this mess as a country.

Boorangoma - 14 November 2013

One thing I know for sure is that no matter how much you may burry your head in the sand, and pretend like all is on the up and up... ZEC knows this and we know this.. elections were rigged, there are very few people at ZEC who actually know what happened and how much manipulation was done. most was carried out as a military and intelligence operation.

tino - 14 November 2013

100 days after elections where is the the electronic voters role

cris - 15 November 2013

Does it feel refreshing to occupy a position whilst fully aware that you don't deserve to be there. The people who you would have stolen or rigged the election from are out there dazed. On Sundays, you go to church and kneel before the Almighty and pray in earnest? Where is the human conscience i.e. hunhu or ubuntu? Does one really enter into a discussion with family and friends and pretend that all is well; after 'winning' resoundingly?

tomasi tohwi - 15 November 2013

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