Traditional Chiefs Cry Foul In Elections, Cite Vote-Buying, Govt Interference


Some traditional chiefs have claimed that the elections held by Masvingo traditional leaders for Council of Chiefs were flawed as there had been vote buying and interference from the government. Chief Murinye, born Munodawafa Murinye said,

There has been interference in the election process by the government itself. Chiefs were selectively picked yesterday under the guidance of a government minister and given instructions as to how the elections should take place. The elections have been decided to an extent that the whole process is a window dresser. There are no elections taking place. The chiefs were given farming inputs. We are going to partake in the elections for the sake of it, but under protest.

However, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Masvingo provincial elections officer, Zex Zirabada Pudurai, who presided over the polls told the chiefs to follow the right channels if they were unsatisfied.

More: NewsDay


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