By Peace Mlilo
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has dismissed allegations that it changed the main opposition party Citizen Coalition for Change party symbols and manipulated voters’ roll.
This was after the CCC lodged a complaint over the printing of ballot papers in black and white highlighting that the move was meant to confuse CCC supporters on the election day on Saturday.
In a statement, ZEC denies changing any symbol of any political party citing that it has always printed party symbols and pictures of candidates on ballot papers for elections in black and white.
“The Commission categorically denies changing any symbol of any political party and wishes to advise all stakeholders concerned to dismiss these assertions with the contempt they deserve.”
ZEC also cited that the voters roll that will be used during the forthcoming by-elections are those that closed in line with the provisions of the constitution.
“The voters roll for the National Assembly by-elections closed on the 8th of January 2022 while the closure for local authorities’ voters rolls varied depending on as and when the vacancies for the respective wards arose in line with the stated provisions.”
Zec urged its stakeholders to disseminate accurate information to their supporters so as to promote a conducive political environment that will result in peaceful electoral processes.