All posts tagged: ZEC


Morgen Komichi

MDC Alliance’s Komichi freed on $200 bail

By Court Reporter MDC Alliance chief elections officer Morgen Komichi was Saturday freed on $200 bail by Harare magistrate Francis Mapfumo after spending two nights in police cells. Komichi is answering to a charge of contravening the Electoral Act after he allegedly gate-crashed a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission press conference to discredit the presidential election results

Morgen Komichi

Komichi arrested for invading ZEC poll results centre

By Court Reporter MDC Alliance top official Morgen Komichi was arrested Thursday over yet another election related offence. This time, the former transport deputy minister was arrested for allegedly storming the conference centre early this month during results announcement of the July 30 presidential elections. According to a warned and cautioned statement he signed Friday

ZEC Commissioner Qhubani Moyo

ZEC says website hacked

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it has been forced to pull down its website after it was hacked Wednesday by unknown persons. At a press briefing Thursday, ZEC Commissioner Qhubani Moyo said they were forced to temporarily stop the site at its busiest time because hackers started uploading “pictures” which the

ZEC keeps Zimbabweans guessing over presidential result

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it was not yet ready to announce results of the presidential elections as anxiety grips Zimbabweans on who among the 23 candidates shall be their next president. At a press briefing on Thursday morning, ZEC deputy chair, Emanuel Magade said there were still processes to be

ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba

No rigging in Monday’s poll, ZEC says, as official results expected late noon

By Agencies/Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it has not received any official complaints from parties and candidates who contested the country’s election on Monday as it also announced official results will start trickling in around 3pm this Tuesday. Zimbabwe’s much-criticised election authority declared that there had been no rigging of the country’s

ZEC presses criminal charges against Chamisa, Mnangagwa?

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it has reported two presidential candidates of Monday’s election to police on claims they violated the Electoral Act which forbids any campaign activity 24 hours of the plebiscite. Addressing the media Monday afternoon, Chigumba said the electoral body noted with concern, continued violation of the law

ZEC ban threat on journalists recording interviews outside polling stations

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) was Monday called to issue a warning to journalists found conducting interviews of persons entering or leaving polling stations. The warning was made amid claims both local and international journalists were in breach of the Electoral Act through interviews within the precincts of voting centres. Briefing the

Douglas Mwonzora

Mwonzora: ZEC rejected proposal to test poll ink on prisoners

By Staff Reporter MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora has revealed the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shot down suggestions by the main opposition to have samples of the inedible ink set to be used for Monday’s election tested on a prisoner’s finger. He was speaking at a public meeting Thursday, which was called to discuss the

ZEC chair Priscilla Chigumba

Curtain closes on poll campaigns as Zim prepares to vote

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Friday issued a notice declaring that Saturday will be the last day of campaigning by all 55 political parties contesting in the July 30 election. The country will hold elections for the presidential candidates‚ parliament and local government on Monday. “The notice serves to advise all political parties and

ZEC chair Priscilla Chigumba

ZEC making final preparations for polls

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is making final preparations for the July 30 polls with a total of 5.69 million people registered to vote, chairperson Priscilla Chigumba said Monday. She told a press conference in the capital that the electoral body had set up 10,985 polling stations throughout the country and was in the process of

Rural teachers fret over vote freeze out, confront ZEC

By William Milasi ZIMBABWE’S rural teachers have written to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) demanding that the poll management authority should come clean on what it had in store for those who would be deployed outside areas they were registered to vote. School teachers are often used as part of the country’s polling officers during

Chamisa wants AU, SADC to take over the running of Zim elections

By Chris Mahove MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa says the African Union and SADC should step in and run Zimbabwe’s looming elections insisting the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) was not capable of delivering a credible election. Chamisa, who poses the biggest threat to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s continued rule, was addressing a press conference at