The Morgan Tsvangirai led MDC claims to have uncovered a plot by President Robertt Mugabe’s Zanu-PF to rig next year’s elections.
A top MDC-T source, who spoke to NewsDay on condition of anonymity and is involved in the inspection of biometric voter registration (BVR) testing said that Mugabe’s rigging plan revolved around the “shadowy” procurement of “computer servers”. The source explained:
Zec is in the process of procuring computers and all the other paraphernalia associated with BVR to capture the data of those who would want to vote in the next election, but there is a catch to this. Nobody has indicated how and from whom the servers for this computerised system will be purchased.
Another MDC-T source said that data from the field will be tempered with while it is being transported from the district offices maybe to provincial offices before the national command centre receives such information in flash discs. The source argues that the flash discs can either be switched or the servers would have been pre-loaded in advance with information from Zanu PF and the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). The party’s spokesperson confirmed his party’s fears but refused to comment further.