POLICE in Harare disrupted Citizens Coalition for Change press briefing held on Monday, afternoon.
The briefing held outside Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices in the capital, saw a delegation led by party spokesperson Fadzai Mahere only addressing members of the member for less than a minute before armed police ordered journalists and party members to leave the scene.
The briefing was after the party officials had handed over a dossier to the electoral body demanding a meeting with ZEC’s Chief Elections Officer over irregularities concerning voters roll inspection.
In their dossier, the CCC said many voters had their names missing and moved from their initial polling centres.
“The main issues arising from the preliminary reports received include the following:
“Missing names of prospective voters some of which had voted in 2018 and some as recent as the March 2022 by elections, for example, Ward 25 in Gokwe Nembudziya constituency – all surnames starting from A – Mu are missing from the Ward Voters.
“Registered voters that had been appearing on the BVR online inspection platform are suddenly missing their names from the current online platforms and the voters roll under inspection,” reads a document which was submitted to ZEC.
“The voters roll under inspection seems not to be synchronized with the new delimitation boundaries resultantly, prospective voters have been displaced from their wards of residence.
“Some registered voters have been moved several kilometers away from their polling stations and even to different wards, a deviation from what ZEC indicated to Stakeholders that it will re-organize the delimitation boundaries using polling areas,” CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said.
The opposition party also claims that a Zanu PF affiliate Forever Associates Zimbabwe (FAZ) with close links to the Central Intelligence Organisation is intimidating voters during inspection.
“The presence of the FAZ organization at the inspection centers must be explained because in some instances FAZ Officials are interfering with, and even controlling the process.
“We cannot have an illegal body overriding the operations of a constitutional body.In the circumstances, we request an urgent meeting to address these issues,” Mahere added.
The CCC also demanded an analyzable, audit-able and searchable voters roll.