Fears mount over Zimbabwe’s elections

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Fears that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission will not be able to run free and fair elections next month are mounting. Candidates who should have received the voters roll still don’t have access to it.

The country’s Electoral Commission says it is facing administrative challenges in availing the voters roll to candidates as required by law. But it says the election will go ahead despite any grievances parties may have.

Judge Priscilla Chigumba is the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission:” Once the president has proclaimed the election date, there is nothing short of an earthquake, which can stop the election. So whether candidates scrutinize the voters’ roll, whether they see any anomalies in it, whatever the anomalies are whatever legal recourse that they have will not stop the election. If want that to be very clear and that is the law.”