‘Zec inflated Mutare North figures’

Zec chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is under-fire from the National Patriotic Front’s losing candidate, Agrippa Bopela Masiyakurima for allegedly inflating figures in the Mutare North constituency where he lost to Zanu PF Manicaland chairman Mike Madiro.


Masiyakurima told NewsDay yesterday that the electoral body was even failing to tally its figures in the hotly-contested constituency, claiming Zec officials transposed his votes with those of his opponent Madiro.

“We had instances we know the numbers of certain centres, but at some centres after the voting the numbers had doubled and we don’t know why? This election was rigged in Madiro’s favour there is no doubt about that,” he said.

“The numbers on the V11 forms and the results they produced are totally different. I was surprised with some figures and I can even show you what happened and there are some few V11 forms that are missing and I believe that they swapped my votes and gave them to Madiro.”

Masiyakurima said the constituency had 38 000 registered voters.

“When they announced the results, first they first said Madiro had almost 6 000 votes and they said I had garnered 3 000,” he said.

“Yesterday (Wednesday) they said that Madiro had almost 15 000 votes and I had 6 000. They are even failing to tally the figures and they are trying to rectify the figures. The figures keep changing and we don’t even know what is happening.

“They are still failing to tally the figures and this is a stolen election; they are playing around with figures, but we had difficulties in coming up with the election results, some VII forms that we are seeing are not stamped.”
Masiyakurima said he wanted a re-run in the constituency.

Zec chief elections officer for Manicaland Moffat Masabeya could not be reached for comment yesterday.
However, Zanu PF secretary for administration Kenneth Saruchera said: “Our chairman (Madiro) won fairly and these are sour grapes.’’


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    Nerisoni ‘Mbovha Yemufaro’ Chisa – Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    1. nxaaaa such low life

    2. uchafa uchitambura tanaka

  2. nxaaa uchapepuka zvako

  3. This is how the ballot was stolen by the shameless ZANU PF hyenas. The end of these shenanigans is near and the day of reckoning is coming soon for the ZANU PF thieves.

  4. Your Name (required):Special Black

    Kana madyiwa bvumai uye kana une chichemo enda kumatare. ndimi vanhu munoita kuti zimbabwe ipendwe black nekusaziva kwekuenda. mapepa haagadzirisi zvichemo zvenyu.

    1. Hatina kudyiwa, imi neZec ndimi matsotsi. Zek told us kuti Chiredzi North registered voters were 30 660 but they announced that Zanu PF had polled 35 890. God have mercy.

      1. Zidofo rine bino. that 30660 figure is a 2008 figure. svoda iwe. 2018 figure is 44k+ whereas 2013 figure ws 49k+. Sick mind hey? pleas dont forget to take your usual dose of madicine!! wakuvukura manje. Kuita njovhera muurozvi!!!! shame on you

        1. Retius Chifurira

          Unomutukirei. When you have facts just state them no need kumutuka.

      2. If what you allege here is the TRUTH then God alone must help Zimbabwe now…

    2. duzvi rembwa

  5. Finally someone who agrees with MDC Alliance about figures that are not making sense.

  6. I will tell you who ever support zanu pf don’t be known of me cause the death is on the way

    1. Wezhira Wezhara

      Ndiwe uchatanga kufa imbwa

  7. Your Name (required):Special Black

    If I die supporting ZANU PF will be very very sweet to me. I fear not and this party shall remain my home because it has done a lot to the people. Those threats can only come from holigans a group of demagogs.

    1. mbavha ndidzo dzino supporter zanu pf

  8. The Beautiful ones are not yet born

    That Masiyakurima bopela gentleman is a complete fraud. He always makes outrageous and false claims. Anyone who knows him can confirm this. He is the last person anyone should listen to.

  9. matsotsi aya vakabirira pama primary avo zvandakaona ini nemeso angu vakabvisa zora bata ndaivepo pa shamhu

  10. 10 + 4 = 40

  11. God is in control, you are all accountable to him so you better be sure where you stand, all politics is of the devil but God is in control of it all saka HATIVHUNDUKE

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