Opposition And Civic Society Want To Tarnish Our Name: Zec Complains About Lawsuits

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) commissioner Qhubani Moyo has claimed that the opposition and other civic organisations, want to bring the name of Zec into disrepute by filing lawsuits against it. Parliamentary watchdog Veritas has sued Zec in two separate cases demanding greater transparency and to remove Zec’s monopoly on voter education. Said Moyo,

It is the democratic right of any stakeholder to question or challenge any provision of the electoral or Constitution regarding matters of elections, but clearly, they cannot expect the commission not to make its position known.

We have realised that some of these cases being taken to court against Zec are frivolous, and lack substance and in a way just directed at putting the name of Zec into disrepute and causing problems into the whole election process.

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Last week Commissioner Moyo was caught in a lie when he claimed that an image of Zec chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba wearing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s signature scarf had been photoshopped when it was not. Critics regard the scarf as Zanu-PF regalia.

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Zimbabwe Electoral CommissionPriscilla Chigumba

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... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Justice Priscilla Chigumba is a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Justice Chigumba succeded Justice Rita Makarau as the chairperson of ZEC. Chigumba was appointed the chairperson of ZEC on 31 January 2018. Read More About Priscilla Chigumba

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Opposition And Civic Society Want To Tarnish Our Name: Zec Complains About Lawsuits