The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has laid blame on the Douglas Mwonzora-led MDC Alliance with regards to yesterday’s harrasment of its electoral officer at a learning institution in Highfields, Harare.
Said Zec in a statement released Friday afternoon:
“The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission would like to express its displeasure at the harrassment of its electoral officer by MDC Alliance candidate and agents at Mhizha Primary School in Highfield East Constituency yesterday 24 March 2022 while she was lawfully conducting her duties. This incident is circulating on social media, misleading the electorate, implying that the electoral officer is contravening the law”.
The crisis-ridden Zec whose shambolic conduct leading to the elections has raised the ire of pressure groups, opinion leaders and the opposition, added that:
“Administratively, the presiding officer was checking received election material to ascertain that all was in order before the conduct of the election. The actions of the MDC Alliance candidate and agents constitute an electoral offence as outlined in Section 88 of the Electoral Act as read with Paragraph 7(i)(c) of the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and Candidates. The Commission has reported the matter to the police for investigations”
more details to follow….