ZEC Opens Up On Election Rigging
16 September 2021
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By A Correspondent- The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has advised the opposition to field polling agents at all polling stations to protect their ballots.

This was said by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission official, Commissioner Joyce Kazembe.

She said parties that do not field polling agents should not complain about rigging.

Comm Kazembe was contributing to a virtual interface with Parliament’s portfolio committee on Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services.

The interface, which was supported by the Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust was meant to appraise legislators on media regulations.

“There are certain polling stations, which had no polling agents from major opposition parties, but they were raising allegations of rigging. We really do not know the basis of these allegations.

“These polling agents must be present 24 hours, including during counting of votes so that they append their signatures on the results that would be sent to the national command centre here in Harare. So these are allegations. We really do not know where they come from,” said Comm Kazembe.

In 2018, the MDC-Alliance leader, Mr Nelson Chamisa, challenged the Presidential election result.

The MDC-Alliance leader Chamisa launched a constitutional legal challenge against Zanu PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa’s electoral victory.

The Constitutional Court led by Chief Justice Luke Malaba dismissed Chamisa’s challenge.