Mass disqualifications feared

Mass disqualifications feared
Published: 13 June 2018 (349 Views)
WITH only a day left before the sitting of the nomination Court on Thursday, political parties are worried that their aspiring candidates might be disqualified because of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)'s reluctance to avail the voters roll to the stakeholders.

The parties argue that the electoral body should give them the register so that candidates can verify the voting status of their nominators.

According to the electoral requirements, each aspiring candidate should have at least five nominators supporting their submission and these should be registered voters.

"We are worried that ZEC's delay in availing the voters roll might lead to some of our candidates being disqualified at the nomination court. How can we verify that our nominators are registered voters when ZEC is insisting that it will only avail the roll after the sitting of the nomination court? To us, this does not make any sense at all," said Zapu spokesperson, Ipithule Maphosa, in an interview.

Maphosa said the practice to avail the voters roll after the sitting of the nomination court is against the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.

Tabitha Khumalo, the spokesperson of the Nelson Chamisa led MDC- T, also chipped in saying ZEC's decision not to avail the voters roll before the sitting of the nomination court will likely cost some aspiring candidates.

ZEC's Bulawayo District elections officer, Sithembiso Khupe said the voters roll will only be submitted to successful candidates after the nomination court.

- newzimbabwe

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Knox Mutizwa wins August Goal of the Month award

by kickoff | 05 November 2018 | 780 Views

BREAKING: Gandawa on the run

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1521 Views

Econet cannot distribute Kwese TV content to Zimbabwean viewers

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1152 Views

Shoot-out robbers arrested

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1182 Views

Mnangagwa ally warns economic saboteurs

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1157 Views

Chamisa mobilises supporters for mass protests

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 961 Views

LISTEN: Acie Lumumba speaks on how he got paid

by Staff Reporter | 05 November 2018 | 780 Views

Dzamara speak on Zanu-PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 750 Views

Minister Raj Modi Modi donates salary

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 628 Views

'I am a Trillionaire' Magaya says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 1020 Views

Supermarkets to be blacklisted over cooking oil

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 654 Views

UK army to recruit from Commonwealth

by BBC | 05 November 2018 | 689 Views

Magaya opens up on arrest

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 685 Views

Kambarami is still 'Deputy Mayor'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 553 Views

'Import ban must not go beyond December 21'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 639 Views

Prophet Magaya puts fresh spin to arrest

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 640 Views

Chamisa's sign language interpreters get thumps up

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 627 Views

Mnangagwa to review Mthuli Ncube's 2% tax again

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 603 Views

Lumumba to be probed by ZAAC?

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 444 Views

Dzamara speak on ZANU PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 407 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Minister of Finance Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 610 Views

Chiwenga's ex-wife looted millions

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 980 Views

We are our own worst enemies

by Mapozho Saruchera | 05 November 2018 | 666 Views

Mnangagwa to deal with unexplained wealth and bank deposits

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 631 Views

WATCH: Chiwenga talks about Prophet Walter Magaya's lipstick

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 616 Views

Lumumba Saga takes new twist....War vets bay for Mutsvangwa's blood

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 690 Views

Chamisa demands Presidency

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 582 Views

Zimbabwean teachers miss out on New Zealand opportunity

by Staff Writer | 05 November 2018 | 523 Views

Zimbabwe to introduce e-provisional driver's exams

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 567 Views

Zimbabwe to supply water to South Africa

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 563 Views

Mnangagwa claims that 'good times will soon roll'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 539 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Hon. Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 612 Views

Chiyangwa appoint Karikoga Kaseke

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 537 Views

ZCTU demo: Ruling today

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 490 Views

Missing cop found dead

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 616 Views

Tagwirei marries long-time girlfriend

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 955 Views

Zimbabwe relaxes maternity leave entitlement

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 578 Views

Zimbabwe to receive drugs, ambulances from India

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 499 Views