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ballot and a prayer
Clifford Chitupa Mashiri
July 15, 2013
Given the chaos
that characterised Day 1 of the Special Vote yesterday with one
station receiving only ballot paper at one stage, it's fair to say
that ZEC will be on 'a ballot
and a prayer' come polling day 31 July.
by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to blame the chaotic slow start
of Special Voting yesterday on MDC appeals over the results of the
Nomination Court, Zec deputy chair, Joyce Kazembe contradicted herself
saying, "The printing of ballot papers delayed even beyond
our expectation," (The Herald, ZEC blames delays on MDC appeals,
for failure and internal attribution for success is a common human
A question everyone
is asking is how the ZEC will suddenly manage to service up to 6
million voters with ballots for presidential, parliamentary and
council elections within 24 hours when they have failed to service
the controversial 80 000 special voters in 48 hours.
inadvertently said all ballot papers have serial numbers for accountability
purposes, something that might cause some people to think that their
vote is not secret. Your Vote Is Secret.
been invited to provide a live comment tomorrow on Arise cable/satellite
TV channel between 2 and 3 p.m. on the Zimbabwe elections. He will
also be providing commentary on the polling on July 31.
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