Gathering At Polling Stations After Voting Is Illegal: ZRP Warns Voters

Addressing a press conference in Harare this evening, ZRP Commander 2018 Harmonised Elections Committee, Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza said gathering at a polling station after casting your vote is illegal.

He said anyone who gathers at a polling station risks being arrested and prosecuted. Said Makodza:


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The police is disturbed by utterances attributed to some politicians who are urging voters to gather at polling stations after casting their votes. The stance is un-lawful in terms of the Electoral Act, chapter 2:13 and Public Order and Security Act, chapter 11:17. Individuals, groups and politicians who are inciting members of the public to gather at polling stations are strongly warned that the law will take its course without fear or favour. Anyone who interferes, disturbs the smooth running of the business at any polling station will be committing an offence and liable to arrest and prosecution.

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The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. Read More About ZRP

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Gathering At Polling Stations After Voting Is Illegal: ZRP Warns Voters