Zacc probes vote-buying claims – RZP Zimbabwe

“Nevertheless, different types of malpractices had been noticed. In Glen View South, Zesn was involved with the timing of the drilling of 15 boreholes by the District Improvement Fund (DDF), which Zanu PF seemingly took benefit of throughout its campaigns forward of a by-election because the get together was noticed officiating at a number of the boreholes within the constituency,” the electoral watchdog report learn.

“DDF vans carrying borehole rigs had been noticed shifting in convoys with automobiles carrying Zanu PF supporters of their full get together regalia heading for the borehole drilling websites. Zanu PF additionally distributed rice within the constituency till a day earlier than the election. This quantities to vote-buying or an try to affect voting preferences with an impact to make the electoral enjoying subject uneven.”

Zesn referred to as on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Fee to research the allegations.

“Zesn implores the Zimbabwe Human Rights Fee to research reviews of vote-buying that had been reported within the Glen View South by-election, in addition to in earlier by-elections that had been held publish 2018 harmonised elections,” the Zesn report learn partly.

Zacc spokesperson John Makamure had, by the point of going to print, not but responded to questions despatched to him early this week.

Author: Takudzwa Abioye

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