LATEST: Gvt amends electoral laws

Lloyd Gumbo Senior Reporter
Government has come up with a raft of amendments to the electoral laws to guarantee the credibility of forthcoming elections, parliamentarians heard yesterday.

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who also oversees the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, told senators that the changes include making the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission independent and giving it custody of voter registration, introducing polling station-based voter registration and adopting the biometric (electronic) voting system.

He was responding to submissions from senators debating the General Laws Amendment Bill that will align the Electoral Act to the Constitution.
MDC -T senators queried whether the General Laws Amendment Bill would guarantee the credibility of future elections, claiming the ruling party had used gaps in the law to rig previous elections.

“This Bill will align the Electoral Act with the Constitution in many important areas including removal of the post of Registrar of Voters whose function will be taken over by ZEC,” said VP Mnangagwa, who is also the Acting President.

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  • Wilson Magaya

    Looking forward to it. Hope it will enable citizens’ participation regardless of where they live currently and engage the diaspora in a bold manner. “Nyika vanhu”

  • Munhu

    By 2018 and beyond ED may be in the opposition ranks if * the Gang of Four are not stopped. ED is best advised to fix these things now so when he is in opposition he doesn’t cry foul over the elections.

    • Mart

      Nice one.

  • Zimbabwean

    Sounds interesting. I love it when we amend things like this we don’t have to fade away with times, may you also make it possible for those in diaspora to participate. Thank you….

  • chakanyuka babatencen

    sounds like old wine in new bottles. no change over there coz the same people we know are masterminds of this shit

  • SimonPetere

    Zanu??:::totenda dzanwa