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on Nikuv, ZEC mounts
August 20, 2013
roles played by Nikuv and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission in manipulating
the recent election calls for their arraignment before the courts,
say politicians and analysts.
Nikuv is accused
of doctoring the voters’ roll to facilitate rigging of the
July 31 election. MDC-T spokesperson, Douglas Mwonzora, said there
was every reason for Nikuv to be censored, given the role played
by the Israeli company in subverting of the will of Zimbabweans
at the ballot.
is suspected of having taken part in the monumental election fraud
and should be brought before the courts for its conduct,”
he said, adding that ZEC’s behaviour had also become suspicious,
especially following its denial to release materials used at the
polls, including the list of registered voters.
MDC-T MP Eddie
Cross said the dispute was problematic as legal challenges to such
an illegal exercise would be brought before compromised courts.
Nikuv and ZEC should face justice, but the courts were loaded with
politically appointed judges, most of whom had lost public confidence,
He said besides
resorting to political avenues for remedy, there was need for aggrieved
parties to engage the Israeli government and pressure it into reining
exhausted all possible avenues for assistance from regional and
continental bodies. As everybody has witnessed, regional and African
leaders have endorsed the flawed election and the political option
is the only avenue left for us,” said Cross.
Shakespeare Hamauswa said although bringing suspects to justice
was a noble idea, there was need to produce evidence to make a case.
fairly, the Tsvangirai court case would have revealed evidence to
incriminate the wrong doers. Court cases should not be based on
hearsay but facts,” he said. “Tsvangirai could have
dropped the challenges after questioning the competence of the courts,
since he suspected that some underlying hands would determine outcome.”
He said, eyebrows
were bound to be raised following issuing of the government passport
tender to Nikuv, a company which was dragged to Zambia courts, allegedly
for malpractices. .
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