Zec Faces Lawsuit Over Chegutu West Results, Refuses To Reverse Results Despite Acknowledging Errors In Counting

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is reported to have refused to reverse the results of the Chegutu West election despite the fact that it acknowledged that there were counting anomalies. Zanu-PF candidate Dexter Nduna had been initially announced as the winner with 10 932 votes but Gift Konjana of the MDC Alliance who had polled 10 828 challenged the result and was able to provide evidence that he had prejudiced of 120 votes. When the error was rectified Konjana polled 10 948.

Despite acknowledging the error a week ago, Zec is no saying that it cannot reverse the results as and advised Konjana to approach the Electoral Court. A Zec official who spoke to NewsDay said,

At law, once a person is declared a winner, no one other than the court can reverse that. What is now clear is that if Konjana is very sure that he won, he could go to court and push for either re-election or him being declared winner.


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Nduna has vowed to oppose the attempt to reverse the result. Speaking to NewsDay, Nduna said,

I won this election and nothing will take that away. This attempt to reverse my victory will not be tolerated

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Zimbabwe Electoral CommissionDexter Nduna

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is an independent body which controls and or manages all election processes at all levels in Zimbabwe. Despite being registered as a non-partisan body, ZEC has been criticised for aligning itself with the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU... Read More About Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Dexter Nduna is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of Zanu-PF party. He is the Member of Parliament for Chegutu West Constituency. He was reelected in the July 2018 elections. He is the current chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport. He is also... Read More About Dexter Nduna

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Zec Faces Lawsuit Over Chegutu West Results, Refuses To Reverse Results Despite Acknowledging Errors In Counting