Articles tagged 'zimbabwe electoral commission'

Chigumba disowns Twitter account 21 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba has distanced herself from a bogus Twitter account that is posting controversial updates in her name. In a statement Chigumba said the Twitter account was bogus and created by individuals who sought to create confusion...
Zec gaffe draws brickbats 19 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) came under heavy fire yesterday after it admitted to errors in its calculation of the presidential poll result, won by President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa. While Zec had declared the Zanu PF leader as the winner with 50,8 percent of the president...
Door shut on Chamisa 24 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) slammed the door on MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday, saying there was no going back on poll preparations even as the main opposition party is attempting to put spanners into the works. At its meeting with observers yesterday, Zec vi...
Chamisa in all-out war with Chigumba 18 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has laid the grounds for an all-out war with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) which he has given a week to agree to negotiations. Chamisa also blasted the electoral body's chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba, at a press conference in Harare yester...
Chigumba must talk to Chamisa 16 July 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is right to agree to participate in talks with Nelson Chamisa over how to resolve the serious threat posed by failure to iron out a raft of administrative electoral reforms the opposition leader has said are vital for a credible vote on July 30. ...
Zec must go the extra mile 13 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba and her entire team have a huge task at their hands of running a credible poll on July 30. Zec risks failing this mandate because of the way they have batted away demands from the opposition parties, particularly the M...
Opposition hammers Chigumba over ballots 13 July 2018 HARARE - Opposition parties yesterday came out guns blazing, accusing the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba, of acting in bad faith after announcing that the printing of presidential ballot papers for the July 30 harmonised elections had been completed. Zec sai...
'Zec owes it to nation to deliver undisputed poll' 5 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe cannot afford another disputed election given its perilous state of the economy, analysts have said. The country's economy has been on a free-fall, with analysts saying its long history of disputed polls was a major contributing factor. To break the vicious cycle of disput...
Chamisa drags ED to court 30 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, has taken his battle for State House a notch higher by dragging his main rival in next month's crunch national elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to court for remarks that the Zanu PF.......
Zec excludes voters' pics from roll 26 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) announced yesterday that it will exclude pictures of voters from the voters' roll after the national elections management body received unspecified threats from aggrieved political parties at the weekend. This comes as Zec chairperson and High C...
Zec, Khupe, Zanu PF plotting to rig vote: Chamisa 26 June 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has threatened to demonstrate against an alleged plot by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), Zanu PF and opposition leader Thokozani Khupe to rig the forthcoming elections. Addressing party supporters in Kadoma on Sunday, Chamisa...
Knives out for Chigumba 24 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) faces its sternest test to date as opposition political parties contesting next month's polls have temporarily shelved their differences to demand a raft of reforms aimed at levelling the electoral playing field currently tilted in favour of Zanu P...
Opposition weighs election options 20 June 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other principals in the MDC Alliance have not ruled out boycotting next month's crucial national elections but for now, they will continue dialogue with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over their demands for reforms. This is despite Zec sla...
MDC to deploy polling agents 20 June 2018 HARARE - The MDC plans to field agents in all polling stations during next month’s election, the party’s organising secretary Amos Chibaya said. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Chibaya said the move was targeted at ensuring that the ruling Zanu PF will not “rig” the elections. “Like a...
UK, Zec nexus triggers uproar 19 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) triggered a fresh storm yesterday after it availed the voters' roll to the British Embassy while denying same to candidates participating in the forthcoming general elections. In a tweet posted yesterday, the embassy revealed receiving the conte...
Zec reeling from multiple lawsuits 18 June 2018 HARARE - As the eagerly-awaited July 30 polls beckon, the national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), is reeling from multiple lawsuits — with the High Court set to hear the latest legal action today in which lawyers are demanding that it reveals the names of “sus...
Legal costs drown Zec. . . a cold winter for the commission 5 June 2018 HARARE - With the clock ticking towards make-or-break harmonised polls on July 30, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is stewing in massive legal bills following an increase in the number of election-related lawsuits brought against the country's under-fire elections management body. Over...
Zanu drags Zec to High Court over ballot papers 5 June 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been hauled before the High Court by the little known Zimbabwe African National Union (Zanu), which is seeking to force the electoral body to use ordinary bond paper for printing of ballot papers. In an urgent chamber application filed at ...
Pay $1 000 to stand for top office 5 June 2018 HARARE - An aspiring presidential candidate must be nominated by at least 100 voters, as well as pay a nomination fee of $1 000. This was revealed by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) yesterday. Zec said the 100 nominations must be drawn from the country country's 10 political provinc...
Legal costs drown Zimbabwe Electoral Commission 5 June 2018 HARARE - With the clock ticking towards make-or-break harmonised polls on July 30, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is stewing in massive legal bills following an increase in the number of election-related lawsuits brought against the country's under-fire elections management body. See ...
Zec sued for gerrymandering 1 June 2018 HARARE - Mount Pleasant Heights residents have dragged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and its chairperson, Justice Priscillah Chigumba, to the High Court, accusing the electoral body of clandestinely transferring them to Mazowe South Constituency. According to the urgent chamber appli...
Zec allays fears of dead people on voters' roll 30 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is working round the clock to cleanse the voters' roll of any ghost voters. As part of efforts to keep a clean voters' roll, Zec has asked the Registrar General (RG)'s office to submit to the elections management body a list of dead people every...
Polling station-based voting legalised 30 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba has taken the final step needed to give legal effect to polling station-based voting. Chigumba has done so by gazetting the requisite amendments to the Electoral Act that had not been in force, and giving an effective ...
Challenges facing voters with disabilities 27 May 2018 HARARE - For decades, Abraham Mateta has struggled to vote. Poll workers have told the visually-impaired Mateta that he will have to be assisted by a police officer to cast a ballot. A law graduate from the University of Zimbabwe, he refuses to countenance another election as a second-class...
Zec sued over printing of ballot papers 25 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been dragged to the High Court over the “illegal” manner in which it intends to secure the printing of ballot papers ahead of the harmonised elections, expected not later than August this year. People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tendai ...