“We Will Shut Down Harare” Says Chamisa
19 July 2018
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Justice Priscilla Chigumba

MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has warned that his party will shut down the City Of Harare if he fails to reach an agreement with Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, ZEC, Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba on the production of the ballot paper for the upcoming elections.

Addressing a bumper crowd of MDC Alliance supporters in Kariba on Thursday, Chamisa said that his party is pushing ZEC to reprint the ballot paper involving all political parties in the designing and printing of the paper.

Chamisa said that his Alliance wants ZEC to also involve the parties in deciding where the paper is printed and how it is distributed to the polling stations around the country.

“If we fail to reach an agreement with Chigumba on our demands on the ballot paper by next week, we will march in the streets of Harare in huge numbers until ZEC agrees to our demands,” said Chamisa.

“We will bring everyone from around the country and we will shut down Harare,” he added.

Chigumba has insisted that ZEC has completed the printing of the ballot papers and all political parties were invited to monitor the printing process and the political parties did not attend in full.

Chamisa further reiterated that his party will not boycott the elections but will make sure that the elections are not held at all if ZEC fails to adhere to the expectations of the opposition party.