Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner Qhubani Moyo said Zanu-PF sent unsolicited text messages to potential voters using its own database.
In an interview hosted by Violent Gonda on Skyz Metro FM on Tuesday evening, Moyo denied ZEC gave Zanu-PF the data saying that some of the people who received the text messages are not registered voters. Said Moyo:
Zanu-PF have pronounced themselves through their legal secretary (Paul) Mangwana that they were using names of people from their own database of members and from the database of potential members. So if there are people that are in the Zanu-PF database they received a message and if there are people that have been spoken to by Zanu-PF and gave their numbers… But one thing for sure, is that we know of many people as well that are not necessarily registered as voters that have received those messages from Zanu-PF and we can’t be blamed for that. But I also know there are possibilities that there are people that do telemarketing that have sent us various campaigns that get our numbers from databases of service providers and they keep them and it’s possible that they could’ve been the ones that they liaised with Zanu-PF who then could have used them to zone and see who stays where. ZEC is not responsible for this one.
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