Full Text: Noah Manyika’s BZA Says Process To Watch Printing Of Ballot Papers Was Null And Void As They Were Denied Access

 

Build Zimbabwe Alliance leader Noah Manyika has said that contrary to reports in state media, the tour to watch the printing of ballot papers did not go off as expected. Manyika echoed statements made by the MDC Alliance that the political parties were denied access to view the actual printing process.

We publish Manyika’s statement in full below:

STATEMENT BY DR. NOAH MANYIKA ON PARTY INSPECTION OF BALLOT PRINTING PAPER

On Friday, June 1, 2018, a member of our Executive Committee joined representatives of other political parties, ZEC and representatives from the EU at Fidelity Printers. The meeting started at 10:a.m. with the stated purpose being to allow the party representatives to:

– view the design of presidential ballot (from PC).
– view the actual printing process to finish.
– have a specimen copy of the actual ballot paper being used.

WHAT TRANSPIRED:
* Party representatives toured the printing area which is heavily protected with glass all over and could only view the printing process from above and from about 10meters away.

* Party representative demanded to be allowed to enter the printing room to view the process at close range but entry was denied by a Mr Moyo (ZEC official). After a harsh exchange of words, there was no further touring and everyone returned to the original point of assembly where questions were being asked.

* Our representative was the last to speak with a suggestion and question. The suggestion was for two representatives to go into the printing room to retrieve at least 10 copies of what had been printed so the representatives could view the paper, serial numbers and type of fonts, and for security reasons tear-off the paper into four pieces and give each political party a specimen copy of the actual ballot. The question our representative asked was: ‘Who is denying party representatives entry into the printing room? Is it ZEC or FIDELITY PRINTERS?” Mr Moyo the ZEC official refused to respond to the question or to take up the suggestion and closed the meeting.

* According to our representative and contrary to reports published in the official press, the general sentiment of party representatives at that point was that the process was null and void and that none of the stated purposes of the tour had been accomplished.

Dr Noah Manyika — President July 5, 2018.


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5 comments on “Full Text: Noah Manyika’s BZA Says Process To Watch Printing Of Ballot Papers Was Null And Void As They Were Denied Access

  1. You can only see a blank paper being pulled into the press and exiting on the end fully printed. The opposition seem to want to get into the press itself which is not possible. Lack of Engineering background is being exposed here. They want to see diesel or petrol burning in a cylinder of a ZEC truck. It is the input blank piece of paper and the output printed paper that need to be shown to the people. It is the fuel that gets into the cylinder and the exhaust gases that is important not the combustion process. The combustion can only be simulated on a desktop ,likewise the printing process they need can be simulated. Rather Demand to see the printed ballot quality and quantity. Take samples per batch.

    1. Jonso..
      No need for engineeing background. the parties are making very reasonable demands and no need. They didnt want to open the toners or printers. They wanted to be within the printing area and observe the printing from a close distance. Have sight of the printed ballot paper. As it stands who knows if what was being printed was ballot papers or bond notes ??

  2. Jon’s you are right I also find MDC motives sinister Do they really know how much suffering people are undergoing because of sanctions. And their formenting of skeptsism in the international community varume these people should at least have compassion on the vulnerability of the ordinary house hold. ? If truth be told they made sure zvinhu zvinoramba zvakasunga so that ED could fail. What I find interesting is that Mugabe used to blame SANCTIONS ED is trying against all odds but I have never heard him blaming sanctions. The Americanisation of our system like looking at 100 days in office or I want debate with ED and yet all the MDC is doing is telling us What we already know One who feels it knows it all it’s like a guy who comes to you when you are in the desert and say shamwari unenyota wena but does not tell you where the well is or let alone give you a solution but says to you first of all elect me as your leader and I will show you the solution. CHAMISA MUST HAVE GONE TO ISRAEL TO FIND A RIGGING METHOD BUT MUST HAVE BEEN TOLD THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MAGIC PAPER. IT’S THE ZIM PAPER MAYBE FROM HUNYANI PULP AND PAPER IF IT WAS POSSIBLE TSVANGIRAI HAAIWINA PAAKAKUNDA MUGABE. LET THEM NEVER MAKE A SILLY MISTAKE OF BOYCOTTING THE ELECTIONS WILL GO AHEAD
    NOW HE IS TALKING OF GOING TO JAIL NOBODY WILL IMPRISON HIM UNLESS HE STARTS TELLING HIS THUGS TO START HOVIO.THERE ARE NO SADC OR UN FORCES COMING ITS A GOOD THING TRUMP HAS CUT AID TO MANDAZA AND HIS FRIENDS WE ARE NOW IN THE SAME BOAT AMERICA WILL USE YOU TO THEIR BENEFIT THE WORLD ECONOMY IS IN TATERS KUTARISIRA THIS LIKE WRITING OF OF DEBT I WOULD NOT BANK A LOT OF MONEY BEHIND THAT NOTION. Home grown solutions is the way forward haifambeni magents

    1. Jimalo.. Whats wrong with Dr Manyika and other Opposition’s demands? If there is nothing to hide why vari kurambidza machinda aya kuti vaone zvavarikuda. They are stockholders in the election. Ngavaratidze vanhu zvavarikuda vagongo varakashiwa feya feya

  3. what the opposition must understand is ZANU PF haiiti zvavanoda its guide by the ACT and ndoona kuvazhinji vacho vanongotaura zvavarota musi iwowo ZEC has been accomodative to the letter of the law lets read the act itself before making pronouncements

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