Self exiled Former Higher Education minister Prof. Jonathan Moyo says he can confirm under oath that Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has, and always has given hard copies of the voters roll to Zanu PF whilst it denied opposition parties access.
Prof Moyo who has been in both government and Zanu PF during previous deadly elections that kept Mugabe in power says Zanu PF has already received the 2018 voters roll whilst opposition parties are still yet to and are being denied access by ZEC.
Updating Zimbabweans through his twitter account about 2018 voters’ roll, Prof Moyo said:’Some 11 days after BVR closed for 2018 poll & a day before sitting of Nomination Court #ZEC continues to deny the opposition access to the roll, yet it has given #ZanuPF hard copies. #ZEC has always done this & I can confirm it under oath’
MDC Alliance has been calling for the voters roll to be availed for audit and inspection by all parties before the sitting of the Nomination court, but ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba dismissed those demands last week.
Addressing a press conference in Harare on the 1st of June, Alliance principal Tendai Biti had said it was absurd that the voters’ roll would only be available after the sitting of the nomination court.
“We are not being provided with the (voters’ roll) yet the nomination court sits on the 14th of June and we have to be nominated by persons who are on the voters’ roll,” he said.
“ZEC has indicated that it would only avail the voters’ roll after the nomination court.
“We find that absurd because the roll is a key cog in the nomination process particularly the nomination of the president.”
If the allegations by Former Higher Education Minister Prof Moyo are true the credibility of ZEC and the elections is at risk and could possibly jeopardize the whole process.
– Zimbabwe Eye