BURN IN HELL : BITI RAGES AT ZEC
MDC Alliance principal, Tendai Biti has described ZEC as the worst in history, insisting that Justice Chigumba was misinterpreting the provisions of the Electoral Act on photographs.
“This is the worst Zec in the history of Zimbabwe. They should do what they do in terms of the law and not in terms of social media. The law says the voters’ roll should be searchable and analysable, it’s elemental, is it not that it can’t be fully searchable and analysable without pictures. They are bloody liars and one day they will burn in hell, this Zec should just disband,” Biti said.
Chigumba had told the media yesterday: “Following threats by some unscrupulous individuals to track down our registered voters door-to-door, the commission would like to advise that on legal advice, decided not to issue the roll with photographs in an effort to protect voters.”
Chigumba said they had initially wanted to release the roll with voters’ pictures, although they were not obliged at law to do so.
“We are given the exclusive administrative mandate to decide any other information that can be included on the voters’ roll other than first and last names, date of birth, address of the voter ordinarily resides and registration number,” she said.
“The right to access information which as enshrined in the Constitution does not trample the right to privacy which is equally in the Constitution.”