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Zec taken over by military junta — Biti

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MDC-T secretary general Tendai Biti yesterday suggested the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) had lost control of the management of the electoral process to the military junta.

“There is a total disconnect between Zec and their officers on the ground.  Unknown elements have literally taken over the show. They (Zec officials) are now taking instructions direct from the Junta,” he said.

Biti also said his party would challenge the extension of the special voting period as it was illegal. Special voting was supposed to be on Sunday and Monday, but it spilled into Tuesday after Zec failed to ensure the 80 000 registered people had cast their ballot due to logistical problems.

The financially harm strung Zec failed to provide ballot papers at several polling stations countrywide, resulting in delays, which led to rioting at some polling centres.

“The continuation of special voting is a clear breach of the law which we are going to challenge in court.  According to Section 81 part 14 of the electoral law, the process should have ended by 7pm on Monday but uniformed forces are still voting as we speak,” he said adding that they would file their application before the end of day yesterday.

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