Why did Rita Makarau resign?

By Wisdom Mumera The Professor Welshman Ncube led MDC has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to reveal details behind Justice Rita Makarau’s resignation from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Makarau who was regarded a Robert Mugabe loyalist, resigned just a few weeks after Mnangagwa took over as President of the country through the military initiated a coup. The Justice left at a time when the country …

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What You Need To Know About Proof Of Residence In Order To Vote In 2018

By Tariro Senderayi A proof of residence is a document confirming where you live – it needs to have both your full name and your address printed on it. Most voters including the youth and women do not own houses they are tenants. This will largely depend on the availability of landlords and the rapport between tenant and landlord. Women voters in the rural areas will require …

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BVR kits expected end of August

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it is expecting to receive the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits by end of August this year if things go according to plan. The kits are going to be supplied by Chinese based Laxton Group Limited who won the tender ahead of a German company called Dermalog Identification Systems. Dermalog was asking for about US$5.5 million to …

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ZEC mum on BVR servers location: NERA

By Daniel Chigundu NATIONAL Electoral Reforms Agenda (NERA) says it is worried by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s (ZEC) reluctance to reveal information on the location of BVR servers. BVR Servers are expected among other things to house such information as actual voter data collected from the impending voter registration exercise. Zimbabwe is working on compiling a fresh voters’ roll using the BVR kits that will …

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If ZEC quacks like a duck & swims like a duck, then it’s a duck! ZEC is Zanu PF

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora says the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is heavily compromised and cannot deliver free and fair elections because its chairperson Justice Rita Makarau is a known Zanu PF member. Makarau is a former Zanu PF non-constituency Member of Parliament (MP) appointed specifically by President Robert Mugabe in 1996 and is also secretary of the Judiciary Services Commission a …

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