DARE Statement on ZEC Engagement

ZEC Chairperson Rita Makarau

The Democratic Assembly for Restoration and Empowerment (DARE) declares a deadlock with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission with regards to their independence and impartiality. We note with disdain the attempt to trivialize opposition demands for the return to the UNDP sponsored BVR procurement arrangement. No amount of intimidation and walk-aways from the table will divert our attention to the critical issue of professionalism and trust.

By Clemence Tabatapashi Nhliziyo
It is abhorrent and very naive for ZEC to accuse political parties of speaking out on issues which are key to conduct of Zimbabwe’s imminent elections. Our role as stakeholder is to make sure there is a free, fair and credible election in 2018. In that pursuance, we can never abdicate our constitutional right to demand an independent and professional ZEC institution.

DARE has been on record in dismissing ZEC as a highly compromised and uncreditworthy institution polluted with intelligentsia, unprofessional staff and today we stand vindicated on that front. ZEC did not walk away from Zanu PF interference with the BVR procurement system but tacitly complied with a Zanu PF directive. It must be beyond any doubt the government of Zimbabwe as presently constituting Zanu PF cannot be allowed to impose and chart a roadmap to 2018 elections.

18 months before the coming elections we are seized with a non-reforming Zimbabwe Electoral Commission which has only been engaging opposition political parties as a deceitful face saver to acquire international support. There have not been frank and candid consultations.

We were prepared to engage ZEC in the political parties’ dialogue platform of the proposed committees and we are aware that Zanu PF has forced Rita Makarau to abort the engagement through todays stage managed walk out. We cannot be stopped and in fact ZEC has only but exposed themselves as a Zanu Pf front.

We are also aware that Zanu Pf is now scuttling BVR efforts in the hope that we will return to Mudede’s voters roll. We take this opportunity to make it very bold and clear that we will never accept that and therefore declare an electoral process stalemate in Zimbabwe which naturally push us to approach SADC and the African Union. The SADC troika will immediately be informed of Zimbabwe’s current predicament. It will be better and good to return to the 1980 scenario of munhu nechitupa chake with UN, AU and SADC conducting the elections as we suspend current constitutional restraints to such a process.

ZEC has not even issued a warning and punitive measures against security personnel interference in electoral processes. ZEC has not instituted a framework where all political parties will have access to state media. A code of conduct of the state media on handling electoral coverage is not in place and the punitive measures on failure to give equal access to political parties. In the same wavelength, there is no punitive measures for abuse of state resources, institutions, property such as confiscated goods which can be used for vote buying and creating a skewed political terrain.

Until today ZEC has not even bothered to publish a profile of the organization and its staff hence it remains a very militaristic secretive organization. Let it dawn on ZEC that we can no longer be taken for granted as we demand a free, credible and fair election in 2018. We therefore invite Zimbabweans to demonstrate and stand up against ZEC bullying and shenanigans.

We invite Zimbabweans to stand up as we move towards a watershed moment in 2018. We indeed have a message for colleagues in CODE and NERA electoral activism that it is time to take a bold stand. It is time to trumpet on the walls of injustice and denial of freedom. Freedom comes through unity and unity comes through working together. Indeed, we are only stronger together in our efforts to restore democracy and usher in a new Zimbabwe.

DARE Head of Communications

Share this:

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Damian Marley’s deep love for Africa

24th May 2017 Staff Reporter 0

Damian Marley’s 2010 collaboration album with Nas, Distant Relatives is littered with references to Africa’s rich cultural background. During the recording of the album Marley and Nas dug through archives of African music in search […]

5 Comments on DARE Statement on ZEC Engagement

  1. clearly as if your web-site nevertheless, you must look at the punctuational with many of your site content.. خرید apple id A few of possibilities rife with punctuation troubles and i also still find it very frustrating to express to the facts alternatively I will certainly keep coming back yet again.

  2. I will be actually empowered together with your ability as a copywriter and also with all the structure to the website persian tar. Is it the paid intended theme or did you alter the item oneself? In either case carry on the excellent high-quality publishing, it can be scarce to peer a pleasant weblog just like it today.

  3. We take pleasure in, result in I uncovered just what I used to be having a look regarding. You have finished this three day prolonged seek out! Lord Thank you person. Employ a good evening. L8rs We take pleasure in, result in I uncovered just what I used to be having a look regarding. You have finished this three day prolonged seek out! Lord Thank you person. Employ a good evening. L8rs

  4. Normally I really don’t understand article about weblogs, nevertheless i want to claim that this kind of write-up very compelled me personally for you to do it! Your current way of writing continues to be stunned myself. Appreciate it, really nice post.. سرور مجازی

  5. Let me straight away understand your own rss while i can’t to locate your current e-mail request web page link and also ezine company. Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me to understand in order that I really could sign up to. Many thanks. Let me straight away understand your own rss while i can’t to locate your current e-mail request web page link and also ezine company. Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me to understand in order that I really could sign up to. Many thanks.

45 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Google
  2. Best Gaming Laptop Under $1000
  3. microfoane spion
  4. headset microphone for fitness instructors
  5. M2020-745 Certification Exam Questions and Answers
  6. pc apps for windows 8
  7. clit stimulator
  8. adam and eve coupon code
  9. anal for beginners
  10. sex toys for women
  11. sex confession
  12. anal sex toy
  13. New York pizza
  14. 韓国エスコートアガシ
  15. Arduino shields
  16. apps for pc free download
  17. 20W led corn bulb
  18. China Import Agent
  19. Cheap Snapback Hats
  20. سرور مجازی
  21. pure kona
  22. pure kona
  23. nSpire Network Signup
  24. Rhinestone Trim
  25. http://www.motupatlugameshd.com
  26. Dildos
  27. kona 100%
  28. shasta lake fishing
  29. Best Strap On Dildo
  30. best fps gaming mice,gaming mice
  31. Adult Store
  32. Desert tan military boots
  33. rehab clinic
  34. double dildo
  35. Alpine
  36. barcode kaufen
  37. buy usa business email lists
  38. Make Money Online
  39. Lefkoşa satılık villa
  40. jadoo
  41. fitness oblečení
  42. vintage collectibles
  43. old postcards
  44. how to make extra money
  45. g spot

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*