Former Minister Sues Zec After He Was Defeated, Says Zec Refused To Put His Nickname


Former Deputy Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Win Mlambo has sued the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). Mlambo alleges that he lost the Chipinge East parliamentary election to the MDC Alliance’s Mathias Mlambo because Zec refused to put his nickname on the ballot papers. MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora who is representing the winning Mlambo said that Zec did nothing illegal in the matter. Speaking to, Mwonzora said,

It’s one for laughs, he has no prospects of success. ZEC has committed no offence. The law says that the names that must appear on the ballot paper must be as per voters roll. The voters roll is constructed in terms of section 9 of the Electoral (Voter Registration) Regulations SI 85/17. This does not allow nicknames.


Win MlamboZimbabwe Electoral CommissionDouglas Mwonzora

Dr. Win Mlambo is a politician in the Zanu-PF party and is a former member of parliament (MP) for Chipinge East in the Zimbabwe National Assembly. He was defeated in the July 2018 elections by Mathias Mlambo of the MDC Alliance. He is also the... Read More About Win Mlambo

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

Douglas Mwonzora is a lawyer, politician and senator representing Movement for Democratic Change in parliament. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC Alliance. He was the COPAC Co-Chairperson representing the opposition parties in the drafting of the new constitution in 2013, the other chairperson... Read More About Douglas Mwonzora


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