Vote to register anger with Zec: Bakare

RETIRED Anglican Bishop and civic rights activist, Sebastian Bakare has urged Zimbabweans to go out and vote in their numbers to register their anger at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), which he accused of not coming out clean on the voters’ roll.

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

Bakare made the remarks yesterday in an interview with NewsDay in Mutare, where he said it was a democratic right for all Zimbabweans to vote regardless of uncertainty of Zec not conducting a credible election.

“The issue of the voters’ roll has become an issue, but if you go the world over, it is not an issue because it is a public document and I wonder why Zec is not coming out clean on the issue of a voters’ roll,” he said.

“People who are responsible for this document, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, they know that something is wrong with this document and we now wonder how honest
they are.

“As a citizen of Zimbabwe, I am going to vote regardless of what is happening. I am going to vote and register my anger, but I need Zec to be in the lead to promote democracy.”

The cleric added: “I don’t vote to win, but to register my concern that will be shared with other people. If it means 99% people vote for a certain party, I will be the 1% just to show my concern and that is democracy.”

Opposition parties accuse Zec of taking orders from the ruling Zanu PF.

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14 Comments

  1. retired bishop enjoy your rest well not to dabble in politics by uttering irrelavant statements only sensible thing you have said is that zimbabweans must go and vote in huge numbers to select their preferred candidate and it must end there.

    1. priests are citizens as well shamwari muka iwe

      1. they are half citizens as part of their allegiance is somewhere else no to dabbling in politics

        1. Chen Chikezha

          Are you a full time politician or just a mole? This the Zanu way of thinking, if you did not know we have equal rights in our constitution

  2. Those who defied their Parties’ directives should be expelled from same

  3. This idiotic bishop has always been MDC right from the days he was UZ chaplain

    1. YOU ARE SPOT ON BISHOP ZEC IS VERY PARTISAN

      1. He maybe an MDC supporter but what is partisan about his statements to encourage people to go and vote??
        When will we grow up and focus on the prize??

    2. It is people like you who are a stumbling block to progress in this country.Why do you find it hard to disagree with Bakare without being abusive and name calling??
      We can only go forward and realize our full potential as a nation once we learn to disagree without name calling and let others express their views.

    3. He maybe an MDC supporter but what is partisan about his statements to encourage people to go and vote??
      When will we grow up and focus on the prize??

  4. Ko atadzei nhai ipapa vanhu soo

  5. It is people like you who are a stumbling block to progress in this country.Why do you find it hard to disagree with Bakare without being abusive and name calling??
    We can only go forward and realize our full potential as a nation once we learn to disagree without name calling and let others express their views.

  6. Bishop we have voted many times and that does not work voting in a flawed process is not just stupid but the best way to endorse the election riggers . If the vote is not fair and free we just stop the process .

  7. Bishop we have voted many times and that does not work voting in a flawed process is not just stupid but the best way to endorse the election riggers . If the vote is not fair and free we will just stop the process .

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