Articles tagged 'voters roll'

ERC's analysis of voters' roll 28 July 2018 HARARE - Election Resource Centre (ERC) conducted an analysis of the voters' roll shared by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) on June 18, 2018. Below are some key aspects of the analysis done by the ERC which complements efforts of other partners in assessing the state of the voters' rol...
ZEC voters roll haunted by ghosts 18 July 2018 HARARE - A report compiled on the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission voters' roll for 2018 exposes major flaws in the current voters' roll. This comes only weeks before Zimbabweans head to the polls for its national elections on July 30, 2018. The report, compiled by a group of experts called ...
Chamisa cries foul over Zec 3 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to do everything possible to stop the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) from manipulating the July 30 general elections in favour of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Opposition political parties have been demanding a raft of electoral reform...
ERC to conduct audit of voters' roll 28 June 2018 HARARE - The Election Resource Centre (ERC) said it will conduct an independent audit of the voters' roll to be used for the forthcoming harmonised polls. This follows the release of the voters' roll by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) in electronic format. While acknowledging that t...
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...
MDC, Zec row threatens polls 21 June 2018 HARARE - The MDC Alliance yesterday gave its clearest hint to date that it would not participate in the watershed July 30 national elections unless the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) binds itself to running what the main opposition said would be “completely fair, transparent and credible ele...
Zec strikes 100 000 off voters' roll 16 June 2018 HARARE - At least 100 000 people have been struck off the final voters' roll which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) unveiled yesterday. Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Zec chairperson Priscilla Chigumba said those who were excluded from the voters' roll include the deceased,...
Clean voters' roll key for credible poll results 9 September 2017 HARARE - Since the arrival of multiparty democracy in Zimbabwe, the opposition has consistently alleged that President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF was tinkering with electoral outcomes. One of the most common complaints has been that details of dead voters were used to sway the results. Zan...
Destroy Mudede voters' roll: MDC 6 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and the Registrar-General's office must publicly destroy the old voters' roll as there is danger of the country being railroaded into elections using it, despite the establishment of a biometric one, the MDC has warned. Contributing to a debate ...
Zanu PF rigging 2018 poll: MDC 5 June 2017 HARARE - A fresh political storm has erupted over the awarding of the closely-scrutinised tender for the country's biometric voter registration (BVR) kits to a Chinese company by the under pressure Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). Outraged members of the opposition told the Daily News yest...
Voters' roll concerns escalate 24 May 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC says it is preparing for the worst-case scenario, amid concerns the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is delaying implementing the biometric voter registration (BVR) process. This comes as civil society organisations have expressed worry over the possib...
'Voters' roll must be accessed free of charge' 19 April 2017 HARARE - Limiting access to the voters' roll by attaching exorbitant costs to it suggests an attempt to conceal it from stakeholders, an election watchdog has said. Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) charges $100 000 to political parties who want to have access to a copy of the voters' roll. ...
High Court judge blasts Timba's lawyer 13 November 2013 HARARE - High Court judge Chinembiri Bhunu has dismissed losing MDC House of Assembly candidate for Mt Pleasant Jameson Timba's application to be furnished with an electronic voters' roll. Timba sought an order compelling the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to re-open ballot boxes for the ...
Its not over till its over 26 August 2013 HARARE - “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." This quotation from 2 Timothy 4 verses 7 aptly describes the peaceful and democratic fight that the people of Zimbabwe have embarked upon to extricate themselves from the clutches of a deeply-entrenched d...
Tsvangirai election challenge dismissed 20 August 2013 HARARE - The Constitutional Court on Tuesday afternoon dismissed with costs Morgan Tsvangirai's petition challenging President Robert Mugabe's re-election, even though he had withdrawn the challenge. Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku ruled that Mugabe election for a seventh term of office was ...
It's not over - Tsvangirai 19 August 2013 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said his withdrawal of the presidential election challenge was meant to refuse giving president-elect Robert Mugabe a veneer of legitimacy on a silver platter, highlighting that he will endeavour to use other democratic means to resolve the poll dispute. ...
God is on our side! 18 August 2013 HARARE - To be in or out of court? That is a question. Strategy is about outflanking opposition and never doing what your competitor expects of you. Dexterity is the ability to move out of the orbit or zones of doubt to zones of confidence. While we must confess that we are not the first...
MDC withdraws 17 August 2013 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has withdrawn his presidential petition, citing doubts on prospects of getting a fair court ruling after the Electoral Court reserved indefinitely his request to get poll material from the election body. Tsvangirai was contesting the July 31 election resul...
We won: Tsvangirai 17 August 2013 HARARE - Outgoing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said he won the election with a landslide, adding the only solution to the current crisis was to have another election. In an address to Provincial Council delegates at Queens Hall in Mutare yesterday, Tsvangirai said real legitimacy of th...
We were shocked by extent of poll fraud, says MDC 17 August 2013 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC has admitted to have participated in a “sham” poll knowing “all is not well” but was shocked with the extent of the electoral fraud, the party's spokesperson has said. Douglas Mwonzora told a public debate on Thursday that his party went into the July 31 poll w...
Zim poll unsatisfactory: Sadc LA 16 August 2013 HARARE - Southern Africa Development Community Lawyers Association (Sadc LA) has produced a damning report on Zimbabwe's disputed July 31 election saying it was “unsatisfactory”. The  body of lawyers and law societies from 15 Sadc member states said in an analysis of the electoral legal enviro...
Only the guilty are afraid 16 August 2013 HARARE - IF the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Zec, has nothing to hide, surely it should have handed over all election materials to all contesting parties. Then, there would be no need for the ongoing court process in which MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is frantically trying to compel the cour...
Election flaws unlikely to unseat Mugabe 15 August 2013 HARARE - The recent elections in Zimbabwe were always likely to be problematic. Despite the hope of former South African president Thabo Mbeki in 2007 that his mediation efforts would lead to elections “conducted in a manner that will make it impossible for any honest person in Zimbabwe to que...
'We shall pursue and recover' 15 August 2013 HARARE - Thirty-three years ago, Zimbabweans finally gained their independence after a brutal and tenacious struggle against the colonialists who sought to make us second-class citizens in our country of birth. On Monday, we celebrated our national Heroes' Day in remembrance of the brave child...
I won fairly: Mugabe 13 August 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's president-elect Robert Mugabe says the just-ended elections “were free and fair”, despite mounting local and international disputes over the poll process and outcome. In a vintage Heroes Day address yesterday, the Zanu PF leader not only hinted that Western objection to his...