The opposition MDC Alliance has demanded an immediate halt to the ongoing printing of ballot papers for the July 30 elections, accusing the electoral authority of privileging incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s chief election agent, Jameson Timba, called a press conference in Harare Monday where he accused the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of a raft outrages regarding the voters roll and ballot paper.
“The printing of ballot must stop immediately and (only) be carried out in a transparent manner,” he said.
“Unless ZEC is stopped, there is no chance of a free, fair, credible and legitimate election taking place on the 30th of July 2018.
“ZEC must either carry out the agreed positions of transparency and accountability or be reconstituted.”
Timba accused the election management authority of failing to give concrete guarantees regarding the storage and distribution of the ballot paper.