THE Residents Coalition for Change (CCC) has threatened to
sue the Zimbabwe Electoral Fee (Zec) for alleged vote fraud over it
dealing with of final month’s by-elections.
The Nelson Chamisa-led social gathering raised concern over the
credibility of the voters roll forward of the polls after quite a lot of
discrepancies had been uncovered by information analysts, in addition to how Zec dealt with the
Angered by how the social gathering was blocked from freely
campaigning earlier than the by-election, CCC mentioned Zec reneged on its constitutional
mandate to cease violence and different electoral malpractices.
In an announcement, CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere mentioned the
opposition social gathering was taking authorized motion towards Zec to power the electoral
administration physique to be accountable and make sure the credibility of future polls.
Referring to part 156 of the Structure, the CCC
assertion mentioned: “By way of this provision, Zec has an obligation to make sure
that applicable methods and mechanisms are put in place to get rid of electoral
violence, electoral malpractices and make sure the safekeeping of electoral
“Part 155 of the Structure requires that elections be
free and truthful. Following in-depth investigations and pursuant to taking authorized
recommendation following the March 26 by-elections, CCC is of the view that the conduct
of Zec hitherto falls desperately in need of the necessary constitutional
requirements and there have been quite a few violations of the electoral regulation.”
The assertion added: “In response to this regrettable state
of affairs, the motion is exploring (and in applicable circumstances has already
undertaken) authorized, political and civil mechanisms to interact Zec and maintain it
accountable to keep away from a repeat of those malpractices within the landmark 2023
However Zec disowned the flawed voters roll, claiming it was
tampered with by its critics.
Political analyst Alex Magaisa mentioned common scrutiny of Zec
was mandatory to construct confidence within the nation’s electoral processes.
“It’s necessary to constantly maintain Zec to account as a result of
it’s the political referee and as with every referee in a contest, it should take pleasure in
the total confidence of the contestants. Common scrutiny of Zec is a mandatory
a part of the method,” he mentioned. Newdsay