The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is reported to have added over 11 000 names to the national voters’ rolls despite claiming that it had released the final version of the voters’ roll only weeks back. When Zec released the voters’ roll on 18 June it had 5 683 936 voters. However, at her Monday press briefing, Zec chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba said,
Decryption of the remaining registrants who registered during the voters’ roll inspection period was completed and these entries are now on the final voters’ roll which has a total of 5 695 706 voters.
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The opposition MDC Alliance had previously accused the electoral body of releasing a “fake” voters which was subject to change. At that time, Zec denied the allegations saying that no additional names would be added.
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
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