Articles tagged 'zesn'

Zesn hails Mutoko North nomination court 16 October 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) has commended the “calm and peaceful” environment in which candidates of the three political parties contesting the Mutoko North by-election filed their nomination papers. The Nomination Court proceedings for the Mutoko North by-election we...
We did not endorse any poll result: ZESN 4 September 2018 HARARE - In the aftermath of the announcement of the presidential results, independent electoral watchdog, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) publicised its sample based observation (SBO) results projection. The SBO results were consistent with the official results as announced by th...
Zec results within our projections, says Zesn 4 August 2018 HARARE - An Independent Zimbabwean election monitoring group yesterday said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s announced presidential election official results are consistent with their projections. The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) said the percent vote for each candidate as...
Zec fails to post presidential results in 7 percent of polling stations — Zesn 1 August 2018 HARARE - An independent Zimbabwean election monitoring group yesterday said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission did not post presidential results outside the polling stations in some areas as required by law. The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) said results were posted at only 93 percen...
Zesn deploys 6 500 observers 27 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Support Network has trained and will deploy over 6 500 observers in all the 1 958 local authority wards of Zimbabwe comprising static (polling station based observers), constituency and mobile observers. Zesn, a coalition of 36 nongovernmental organisations working o...
Zec's voting booths decision hailed 25 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) said yesterday it welcomes the decision by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to review the positioning of voting booths ahead of next Monday's harmonised elections by reverting back to the set-up in previous elections. The proposed po...
Postal vote opens can of worms 23 July 2018 HARARE - Serious concerns have been raised over the just ended chaotic postal voting process across the country with reports emanating that junior members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) received ballots from their superiors and voted in their presence. Special voting in Zimbabwe has alw...
Avail electronic voters' roll before polls: Zesn 21 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to avail an electronic version of the voters' roll for the July 30 elections to avoid unnecessary conflict. In a statement following their own independent audit of the voters' roll which...
Zec under fire over ballot booth selfie ban 18 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has come under fire for changing the positioning of the voting booths for the July 30 harmonised election so that voters cast their ballots facing Zec officials to prevent taking pictures of their voter preferences.  Previously voting booths fac...
'Political parties should adhere to Code of Conduct' 8 July 2018 HARARE - As the 2018 elections draw closer, Daily News on Sunday Assistant Editor Maxwell Sibanda sat down with the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) — Andrew Makoni — to discuss various issues in the run up to the July 30, 2018 polls. Below are excerpts from the inte...
Expedite appointment of new Zec head: Zesn 13 December 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) has called upon the government to expedite the appointment of a new Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson. Zec chairperson Rita Makarau, seen as an ally of former president Robert Mugabe, resigned on Thursday. The resignation c...
Investigate voter intimidation claims, Zec urged 3 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn) — an independent polls watchdog — has urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) to probe allegations of voter intimidation by Zanu PF supporters. This comes amid rising concern over repor...
BVR not the panacea to Zim's electoral challenges 18 July 2017 HARARE - With the 2018 elections fast approaching, this week the Daily News speaks to Rindai Chipfunde-Vava, the Director of Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) on a number of issues around this crucial vote, its preparation and short comings thus far. Zesn was formed in 2000 and it is a ...
Anarchy tarnishes Mwenezi mini poll 9 April 2017 HARARE - Chaos marred yesterday's Mwenezi East by-election where many voters were turned away, including Zanu PF candidate Joosbi Omar — who, tragicomically, was only able to cast his vote at the third attempt after travelling almost 20 kilometres from the original polling station. The build-u...
Irregularities mar Mwenezi East campaign 27 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) is concerned about reported cases of intimidation, vote buying, selective application of the Public Order and Security Act and abuse of traditional leaders which have characterised the campaign period in the run up to the Mwenezi East by-election....
'Bikita West poll unfair' 23 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF won the Bikita West by-election by directing voters to give their ballot-paper serial numbers to their headmen who had marshalled them to polling stations and made them queue in a predetermined order, observers claimed. Zimbabwe Election Support Netwo...
'Govt must urgently fund voter registration' 17 January 2017 HARARE - Government must urgently fund the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to enable it to conduct polling station-based biometric voter registration (BVR), the Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (Zesn) said. The independent observer group expressed worry that the forthcoming 2018 election...
'Zanu PF politicising aid in Chimanimani' 23 November 2016 CHIMANIMANI - Zimbabwe's ruling party has been accused of deliberately withholding aid from opposition supporters ahead of the Chimanimani National Assembly by-election. The by-election was called after the expulsion of former Zanu PF MP Munacho Mutezo for defecting to Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe ...
'New voters' roll by 2017' 5 November 2016 HARARE - Government will use a new voters' roll in 2018 and political parties and other stakeholders will be availed with copies before the elections, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) said. The electoral body's acting chief elections officer, Utoile Silaigwana, told a conference in Bula...
Tempers flare over Zec composition 3 November 2016 BULAWAYO - With just over a year before the 2018 election, there is still deep mistrust and concern over the operations and composition of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). This manifested at the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) conference themed “Dialogue Towards Democratic Ele...
All eyes on Norton election 22 October 2016 HARARE - On the backdrop of violence and widespread intimidation, election watch-group — Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn) — has heavily deployed its observers to monitor the situation in Norton, as the constituency votes to choose a new MP today. Zesn is a grouping of 34 non-governmen...
Zesn calls for comprehensive electoral reforms 15 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) is concerned by utterances attributed to senior government officials in the media insinuating that there will be no more electoral reforms before the 2018 harmonised elections. The utterances come against a background of numerous calls by Civil...
Calls for electronic voters roll mount 29 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition parties and rights groups have stepped up calls on the electoral commission to create a new electronic voters' register before the 2018 election, after allegations of fraudulent registration overshadowed the last vote in 2013. This comes amid mounting concerns th...
'Biometric Voter registration way to go' 9 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been called to adopt Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) as a method of voter registration and compilation of the voters roll in Zimbabwe ahead of the 2018 elections. BVR is a technology that captures unique physical features such as finger-print...
Preliminary report on 2013 election 2 August 2013 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) as part of its comprehensive effort to observe the 2013 harmonised elections deployed over 7 000 observers to every province and constituency in the country. Generally, the environment was relatively calm and peaceful. Based on the empir...