Zec Not Investigating Allegations That Police Officers Were Forced To Vote In Front Of Commanders: Chigumba

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has said that the electoral commission is not investigating allegations that police officers were forced to cast their votes in front of their commanders. Chigumba said that there no one had lodged a complaint and insisted that nothing untoward happened at Ross Camp in Bulawayo. In an interview with The Standard, Chigumba

…The acting chief elections officer did not deny that postal voting was underway, but denied that the commission had set up polling stations for that purpose.

The law does not envisage the setting-up of polling stations for postal voting, but that applicants exercise their right in secrecy before sealing their ballots in provided envelopes and returning same to the chief elections officer by a prescribed date.

… The videos have already been dismissed as fake by the police and this information was also given to observers by Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza during the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s briefing to local and international observers on its state of preparedness.

No official complaint has also been received from aggrieved persons to date and, therefore, there is nothing to investigate at this moment.

Also Read, Zec In Major Climb Down, Says Police Postal Voting Is Underway Hours After Dismissing The News As Hogwash Propaganda

More: The Standard

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