Mutare High Court judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera on Tuesday dismissed an application by the MDC Alliance, challenging the postal ballot process done by the Zimbabwe Republic Police at Ross Camp in Bulawayo. The MDC Alliance alleged that the process had violated the secrecy of the vote and sought to have the votes declared null and void. Justice Mwayera dismissed the application saying that there was inadequate evidence showing that police officers had voted while being watched by their commanders.
MDC Alliance lawyer Passmore Nyakureba told NewsDay,
We went to the High court in Mutare seeking an order to have postal voting that happened in Bulawayo on July 12 be declared as null and void on grounds of violating sections of the Electoral Act which compels voting to be done in privacy. We appeared before Justice Mwayera. She said we should have evidence. The matter was dismissed.
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