MDC Alliance Manicaland provincial chairman David Chimhini who lost in Mutasa North constituency by almost 200 votes to Zanu PF candidate Chido Mwadiwa has appealed to Zec seeking a recount at eight polling stations.
Chimhini said he had to beat the 48-hour deadline to challenge the result in the constituency.
In a letter to Zec, Chimhini through his lawyer, Passmore Nyakureba, said Mwadiwa did not win the poll. “The reasons for the request (for a recount) being that as the contesting and losing candidate under the banner of MDC Alliance, I am strongly convinced that the votes declared to have been garnered by the winning candidate Chido Mwadiwa do not correspond with the actual votes cast at these polling stations,’’ the letter of request read.
‘’The vote counting process conducted and announced at Chisuko polling stations A and B ward 1 does not agree with the vote cast. I firmly believe that Mwadiwa was awarded 200 votes not due to her on the V11 form as opposed to the actual votes counted.”
Chimhini alleged that Mwadiwa was awarded a total of 800 votes not due to her. Mwadiwa got 11 913 votes against Chimhini’s 11 653 votes.