“Print Ballot On Bond Paper” ZANU TELLS ZEC BOSS

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Keith T Mambo
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Keith T. Mambo is currently a reporter for ZiMetro News . He focuses on identity politics for The Southern Eye. He was previously a fellow at the UCT University of Cape Town for Political Science.

“Print Ballot On Bond Paper” ZANU TELLS ZEC BOSS

Zanu politician Chawaona Wilbroad Kanoti has reportedly dragged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to court seeking an order compelling the electoral management body to print ballot papers on bond paper for next month’s polls to minimize chances of rigging.

“Print Ballot On Bond Paper” ZANU TELLS ZEC BOSS

It is reported that Kanoti filed at the High Court on May 29 citing that the special ballot paper was susceptible to manipulation because of its chemical composition.

If the first respondent (Zec) is transparent and accountable and truly at law and indeed independent as is expected and required of such an independent commission, it should be ready and not fear to switch and to use normal bond paper at the forthcoming 2018 national elections,” Kanoti said in his founding affidavit.

“This has been notoriously popularly now known as the ‘Nikuv’ the use of claimed special paper that has such a chemical composition it ‘swallows’ a voter’s mark for the immediate appearance of an already existing watermark against a favored contestant’s name,” he said.

The issue of the ballot paper still remains contentious and is yet to be set down for hearing.

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