Elections in shambles: Mujuru

PEOPLE’S Rainbow Coalition (PRC) presidential candidate Joice Mujuru has called on all regional and international observers in the country to help ensure that next week’s general elections were held in a credible and transparent manner to avoid a disputed outcome.

BY BLESSED MHLANGA

Mujuru, in a statement released by her spokesperson Gilbert Dzikiti, said the current environment did not provide for free and fair elections considering that parties were being denied key information such as security of the ballot papers.

“To date, the integrity of elections is in shambles following the dictatorial tendencies of imposition from Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) commissioners regarding the voters’ roll, security of data, data manipulation and audit of the voters’ roll. There has been an element of arrogance with regard to information pertaining to the composition of strategic committees, namely the logistics committee,” Mujuru said.

Mujuru accused her former Zanu PF party, of abusing traditional chiefs for political mileage and cited the Chiefs Council president Fortune Charumbira for willy-nilly defying a High Court order.

“Of note, was the court victory which ordered Chief Charumbira to state the impartiality of chiefs in the country and apologise to all citizens. The court judgment has been ignored to date as a brazen act of contempt of court,” she said.
Mujuru alleged her party had hit a brick wall in some areas because chiefs loyal to Zanu PF had blocked her campaign.
“PRC has been refused access for courtesy calls by frightened traditional leaders in Mashonaland East. Chiefs have not remained open to all Zimbabweans regardless of political affiliation. The fear permeating within chiefs is an indictment of the inherent unfairness of the electoral process,” she said.

Mujuru said the country was far from holding credible elections and, therefore, needed help from outsiders.

“In conclusion, PRC is convinced that there is much to be done and elections in Zimbabwe will not be free, fair and credible. Elections are a process which should be involving of all stakeholders and should not be an event seeking to legitimise pseudo democratic illusion,” she said.

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11 Comments

  1. It Neva rains but pours for u Runaida

  2. Farai Johnson Nhire

    Ko nhai tete, zvamakarambidzwa kuita campaign yenyu nemachief makatora danho ripi? Inga vaMnangagwa vakataura wani kuti vese vanotyora mitemo yenyika ngavaman’arirwe kumapurisa. Imi makazviita here uye mapurisa akati chii, papolice station ipi uye officer vacho vanerank ipi, vachinzi ani?

    1. Une makore mangani ekuberekwa nhai mbwire mbwire? Njere dzinenge shomani.

  3. General YabaSotho

    It’s funny how these issues are being raised now on the eve of the election if u are not satisfied go to the courts

  4. Gaya idzi dzikutoona dzichihwinha endai morima amai

  5. joice zvadhakwa,kkkkkk

  6. kid marongorongo

    Joyie time is no longer on your side its too late to talk about that you were not there in the parliament when the likes of chamisa wasted time singing instead of amending the constitution, they let you down these guys, ED has my vote, wake up next time

  7. New dispensation new zim new players in running new zim from youg vibrant president same as in music legends mkanya tuku era macheso sungura era now zim dance hall = young president nomater from who bafetu our time is ripe not 2moro leaders

  8. chamisa PFEE kapinda MAIHWII NYIKA IYA YOTAPIRA ZVINO

  9. Zanu/Zec pf is one hell of an evil political organization which is being administered by brainless and heartless people whose mission is to derail the economic emancipation of zimbabwe,hence they always pretend as Zimbabwe’s liberators and sees everything under their auspices as swiftly as progressive with no one above them.

  10. Comment…ZANU pf imhandu yenyika Chamisa Tonga vanhu

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