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  • Zimbabwe's Elections 2013 - Index of Articles

  • SADC’s statement on elections flawed
    Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T)
    September 02, 2013

    The MDC takes note of the summary statement of the SADC Election Observation Mission on the just ended election that was presented in Harare today.

    However, the MDC notes with grave concern the report’s failure to properly put into context the enormity and magnitude of the problem presented by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s failure to avail the voters roll to candidates on time. The report’s attempt to compare the extent of bias by the state media with what they refer to as “pirate radio stations” and or the private media is quite misleading.

    It defies any logic that the report raises quite some disturbing issues with regards to process and handling of the just ended election and still continues to declare the outcome as credible.

    The report which is also silent on many other irregularities such as chaotic voter registration, shambolic special vote exercise, fake voter slips, bussing of voters, high number of assisted voters, is in all intends and purpose highly fictitious, totally inaccurate and incredibly unscientific.

    It is clear that the people’s vote was stolen and SADC has once again let the people of Zimbabwe down by failing to condemn the rigging which took place.

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