Political parties in Manicaland have expressed satisfaction in the way the country’s electoral management body, the Zimbabwe Election Commission, ZEC, has been conducting its duties.
The multi-party meeting organised by ZEC in Manicaland for the nominated candidates has seen many of them agreeing that the electoral mother body was providing pertinent information, especially as the country has set its sights on holding peaceful elections.
“This is useful information that will guide the election process and also ensure that we have a peaceful election come end of next month,” said Zanu PF aspiring Mutasa Central candidate Jeffta Sakupwanya.
Mutare West People’s Rainbow Coalition candidate, Mr Shuah Mudiwa said; “So far i have no problem with what ZEC has been doing and it is our hope they will continue walking their talk”.
“We are happy that finally we have managed to engage under one roof as politicians from different political parties with the country’s electoral management body being our host. This to me is a positive development in terms of having a credible election in our country,” noted MDC Alliance aspiring candidate for Mutasa Central, Trevor Saruwaka.
MDC-T Dangamvura-Chikanga aspirant Lynette Mudehwe said; “The voters roll has just been issued now when we are only left with about five weeks to correct mistakes that might appear on the voters’ roll of my constituency”.
ZEC provincial elections officer Manicaland, Mr Moffat Masabeya said they have given out an electronic copy of the voters’ roll for all the aspiring candidates in the province from the various political parties.
“This is a multi-party meeting where we have hosted all the nominated candidates in the province so that we give them electronic voters roll to help them in their campaign rallies. We are building up on the day of elections and we are in the process of having trainings for constituency election officers, wards presiding officers and polling officers,” he said.
The availing of the voters roll to candidates is a move that has been widely seen as part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s claims that the country is ready to have free and fair elections.