Zec, Zanu PF same: Mutsekwa

FORMER Home Affairs co-minister Giles Mutsekwa has sensationally claimed that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) takes orders from the ruling Zanu PF party, hence its reluctance to implement opposition parties’ demands for electoral reforms ahead of next month’s general elections.

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

Addressing journalists in Mutare last Friday, Mutsekwa claimed Zanu PF always defended Zec because the latter was serving its interests.

‘’If you attack [Zec] on the issue of electoral reforms, there is someone who is quick to defend (Zec) on the issue of the voters’ roll and the someone is supposed to be a political player and that is Zanu PF. There is no separation between Zanu PF and Zec,” he said.

But Zanu PF Manicaland provincial secretary for administration Kenneth Saruchera denied the allegations.

“It’s untrue that we are similar to Zec. As a party, we also follow Zec resolutions − it’s an independent body,” he said.

Mutsekwa also applauded the private media for playing a critical role in covering the upcoming polls and exposing Zec shortcomings.

“Yes, they (the public media) broadcast our manifesto launch, but since then they have gone back to their trenches. There are only cosmetic changes, but I want to salute the private media for playing a critical role in covering the upcoming elections,’’ he said.

Addressing the same gathering, MDC-T’s parliamentary candidate for Dangamvura/Chikanga constituency, Lynette Mudehwe, dismissed the public perception that President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa were the only presidential contenders in this year’s polls.

‘’We don’t want a media that tries to control the elections, ZBC captured MDC Alliance’s manifesto launch as if it is the only opposition party. How many manifestos of parties have they broadcast?’’ she asked.

‘’Zimbabwe is not only about two political parties and the elections are not only between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa,’’ she added.


Loading...

4 Comments

  1. tindo ngwenya

    former home affairs co miminister and former Rhodesia African Rifles major. Vairwisa ma ZANLA nema ZIPRA protecting the illegal colonial regime ya Smith and later ya Muzorewa. wazvionaka kurwadza kwazvo. that what we felt when you were busy stopping us from getting majority rule.

  2. tindo ngwenya

    former home affairs co minister and former Rhodesia African Rifles major. Vairwisa ma ZANLA nema ZIPRA protecting the illegal colonial regime ya Smith and later ya Muzorewa. wazvionaka kurwadza kwazvo. that what we felt when you were busy stopping us from getting majority rule.

  3. Grow up.This is a recurring problem with some of us .We keep looking for issues to put wedges between us.WE have have been independent for nearly 40 years and you still have people bringing back the Smith era .Tinenge vana varikungo tokonya tokonya maronda kuti asapore.There are several individuals in the ZANU politboro and government who were at one time working as civil for the Smith regime.Others are even known to have been his collaborators.
    NGATIKURE.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.