In an interview with The Herald, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) acting chief elections officer Mr Utloile Silaigwana said images and videos of police officers voting in Bulawayo are “hogwash and very stupid propaganda”.
He said the people who are circulating the images want to cause despondency in the country., Said Silaigwana:
This is hogwash and very stupid propaganda because in the first place they have photos of a police officer standing near a ballot box yet with postal voting a voter doesn’t use a ballot box. Postal is an individual who says I am applying for postal voting and he or she is given a ballot paper in an envelope and he returns it sealed. This is cheap propaganda without substance at all. This is coming from a person who doesn’t even understand the process. The pictures they put have nothing to do with postal vote and these people just want cause despondency in the country.
UPDATE: Zec In Major Climb Down, Says Police Postal Voting Is Underway Hours After Dismissing The News As Hogwash Propaganda