MDC-T Vice President Nelson Chamisa has warned the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) that his party will only participate in the 2018 harmonised elections if it is satisfied with the integrity of the voter registration exercise. Sepaking on Sunday at a rally in Kuwadzana 4, Harare, Chamisa said:
We resist the issue of short changing the proper preparations of elections according to the constitution. Zanu PF wants to have an early election in March next year but we are saying no to that. Elections should only take place in September according to the constitution,
MDC-T will only allow elections to go on once if it is satisfied with the voter registration exercise and once everyone has been registered, especially our youths. Opposition does not care about Zanu PF’s problems. All we are concerned about is a free, fair and credible election.
We entered into elections lacking any knowledge on Zanu PF’s rigging tricks.Let us help those in darkness. Everyone wants change. Even those in the ruling party like the uniformed forces and other government agents want change, so we should help them come out of darkness.
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Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwe politician who is currently the Member of Parliament of Kuwadzana East under the MDC-T. He is also the new vice president of MDC-T. In 2003, Chamisa broke new ground in the politics of Zimbabwe by becoming the youngest Member of Parliament at age 25. He was also the youngest cabinet Minister in Zimbabwe's Government of National Unity in 2009 when he was appointed Minister of Information and Communication Technology. Read More
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) since its formation. Read More
Kuwadzana is a high density residential location located in Zimbabwe's capital city Harare. Read More