By A Correspondent- The Priscilla Chiguba led Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said it had resumed electoral activities following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions by President Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks ago.
In January, the discredited ZEC postponed voter registration and fieldwork.
In a statement, ZEC chief elections officer Mr Utloile Silaigwana said the resumption of these suspended activities will come into effect on April 1.“ZEC, would like to announce that following the relaxation of lockdown measures of Statutory Instrument 10 of 2021 on 1 March, the commission will lift the suspension of voter registration and some fieldwork it announced on 8 January. The resumption of these suspended activities will come into effect on 1 April,” reads part of the statement.
“However, because of the danger still posed by the pandemic and the need to uphold some health provisions of Statutory Instrument 10 of 21 which are still in force, the conduct of by-elections remains suspended,” he said.