The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has implored political parties to abide by the code of conduct for political parties and candidates by shunning politically motivated violence and intimidation.
The call was made at the first ZEC Chairperson’s weekly briefing to be held every Monday for the duration of polls.
The country is in full elections mode and ZEC has rolled out the necessary processes to enable a smooth process, among these is the accreditation of observers and journalists which is fully underway.
ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba said the commission is in the process of setting up a multiparty liaison committee in terms of the Electoral Act which will help resolve disputes through dialogue.
The ZEC Media Monitoring Committee chaired by Commissioner Joyce Kazembe is fully operational and media houses are expected to give equitable and fair coverage to all contesting political parties.
Accreditation for observers expected from 46 countries which expressed interest in participating in this year’s polls is already underway and so far all applicants have been accredited without any hustles, according to Commissioner Netsai Mushonga.
ZEC also took time to set out for the umpteenth time the voters roll request to allay the misconceptions mainly propagated on social media about the unavailability of the critical document.
35 judges of the High Court and 50 magistrates have already been selected to deal with electoral disputes from the next six months while the Chief Justice in consultation with the judge president will appoint two High Court judges to preside over the Electoral Court.