2018 elections: Opposition unsettled

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Political opposition representatives have expressed serious reservations with the manner in which the current government and relevant departments have so far handled electoral processes and systems and fear that the 2018 elections could have already been rigged.

This emerged at a public diaolgue, “ZEC, the Voters Roll and Electoral Accountability “that was convened by Information for Development Trust (IDT) and hosted by Sapes Trust on 22 June.

A key panelist, Obert Gutu, the MDC-T vice president, likened the coming polls to a delayed match which the opposition was watching even though it already knew the ruling Zanu PF would win.

Jessie Majome, a former MDC-T senior member who will be contesting as an independent for the Harare West parliamentary seat, accused Zanu PF of using its majority in parliament to railroad the Electoral Amendment Act, which she said contaned unconstitutional provisions such as applying the new law in retrospect.

The two speakers, however, agreed that the opposition must contest in the elections that will take place on 30 July.

Nomination of candidates took place on 14 June even though a substantive voters roll was not yet in place.

For the live coverage of the event, click on the following linkĀ https://www.facebook.com/slymediatv/videos/2153077311616703/

 

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