Back to Index, Back to Special Index
This article participates on the following special index pages:
Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles
vote ruling expected Friday
Nomalanga Moyo, SW Radio Africa
July 18, 2013
Constitutional Court Judge George Chiweshe will Friday deliver judgment
in the case in which the MDC-T want the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
to provide the party with a list of all those who voted in the just-ended
the lawyer for the MDC-T, and its deputy chairperson of elections
Morgan Komichi, told SW Radio Africa that both sides presented their
cases before Justice Chiweshe after ZEC reneged on an earlier agreement
to supply the MDC-T with the list.
Last week the
MDC-T and Komichi filed an application at the ConCourt challenging
of the special vote, citing disparities in the number of police
officers that applied to take part.
The party wanted
the exercise to be delayed while ZEC “verified and authenticated
the findings on the almost 70,000 applications” from the force,
which ordinarily has about 44,000 names on its payroll.
The MDC-T also
wanted a copy of the voters’ roll for the special ballot,
which ZEC said it could not supply. The Commission then agreed to
make available a list with all the names and addresses of the applicants.
But when the
two parties met Wednesday, ZEC’s legal team from the Attorney-General’s
Office indicated that they had changed their minds, and were going
to contest the MDC-T’s request for the list, leading to Thursday’s
The MDC-T application
came amid widespread concerns about possible ballot stuffing after
it emerged that force numbers were being issued to retired officers
and ZANU PF youths, to facilitate their participation in the special
vote held on 14th-16th July.
exercise was marred by chaos and delays, with reports that ballot
papers were delivered very late at some stations. As a result ZEC
had extended the polling from two, to three days, a move slammed
as unconstitutional by the MDC-T.
people are said to have voted, according to MDC-T official Komichi,
who was manning the party’s election command centre at ZEC.
Africa is Zimbabwe's Independent Voice and broadcasts on Short Wave
4880 KHz in the 60m band.
Please credit www.kubatana.net if you make use of material from this website.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License unless stated otherwise.