The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has dismissed as fake news reports circulating on social media that Zec chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has resigned from her post. The reports attributed Chigumba’s purported resignation to pressure from preparations for the July 30 harmonised elections. Dismissing the reports, Zec commissioner Qhubani Moyo said,
Take note of this fake news story in circulation meant to derail elections.
Last week, Chigumba also dismissed the reports of resigning saying,
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I am hearing it from you. I am yet to be told of my resignation. I will surely tell you about it when I am advised.
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