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Mock Election, March 29th 2005
Election South Africa Co-ordinating Committee
Zimbabweans living in South
Africa will participate in a mock election to protest against the
disenfranchisement of their right to be part of the official voting
system in the country through government’s refusal to allow postal
ballot voting for the majority of Zimbabweans outside the country.
The mock election, which is not part of the official electoral
process currently happening in Zimbabwe, will be held at the
Zimbabwe embassy in Pretoria on the 29th of March 2005.
The theme will be "THE ZIMBABWE TOASTED VOTE!"
Why a mock election
The mock election will be conducted
to send signals to the Zimbabwean government that Zimbabweans in
the Diaspora also need to contribute in the political decision making
process of their country by participating in the election of representatives
to the national government structures. It will also send signals
to SADC and the rest of the world on the need and possibility for
Zimbabweans all over the world to participate in all national elections
from their present countries of residence. This will also set a
foundation for Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to intensify the campaign
for a postal ballot vote.
The mock election
The Zimbabwe Civic Society
in South Africa will be conducting awareness and campaign activities
so that the majority of Zimbabweans in South Africa may have information
and access to the planned mock election. There will be a provision
for SMS voting via cellphones. The process is to indicate people’s
willingness to participate in postal voting as well as their support
for the process of lobbying for that. Those willing to participate
by sms voting will be writing messages with the name of their chosen
party, i.e. write zanu pf or mdc or other or
independents. Non Zimbabweans in solidarity with this cause
are encouraged to write solidarity. The sms should be sent
to number 34383 for all South African cellular networks.
All Zimbabweans to participate
All Zimbabweans in South Africa
and those non-Zimbabweans sympathetic to this cause are encouraged
to actively participate in the organization, coordination and implementation
of this planned mock election. The election is crucial towards the
success of advocacy and campaign for good governance in Zimbabwe.
We have a liability to contribute to the restoration of democracy,
dignity, human rights respect, political and socio-economic reconstruction
of that beloved country.
LET’S ALL SPREAD THIS INFORMATION AND
PARTICIPATE IN THE MOCK ELECTION
For additional details kindly contact:
Mr. Daniel Molokele
Tel: +27-11-838 9642 or 072-947 4815
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