SADC’s statement on elections flawed

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MDC says SADC report is highly fictitious

Monday, 02 September 2013

The Movement for Democratic Change which lost the 31 July elections dismally today said the report by the Southern African Development Community which cleared the elections was highly fictitious, totally inaccurate and incredibly unscientific.

The party said SADC had once again let the people of Zimbabwe down by failing to condemn the rigging that took place.

“It defies any logic that the report raises quite some disturbing issues with regards to process and handling of the just ended election and still continues to declare the outcome as credible.

“The report which is also silent on many other irregularities such as chaotic voter registration, shambolic special vote exercise, fake voter slips, bussing of voters, high number of assisted voters, is in all intends and purpose highly fictitious, totally inaccurate and incredibly unscientific,” the MDC said in a statement whose full text is below.

SADC’s statement on elections flawed

The MDC takes note of the summary statement of the SADC Election Observation Mission on the just ended election that was presented in Harare today.

However, the MDC notes with grave concern the report’s failure to properly put into context the enormity and magnitude of the problem presented by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s failure to avail the voters roll to candidates on time. The report’s attempt to compare the extent of bias by the state media with what they refer to as “pirate radio stations” and or the private media is quite misleading.

It defies any logic that the report raises quite some disturbing issues with regards to process and handling of the just ended election and still continues to declare the outcome as credible.

The report which is also silent on many other irregularities such as chaotic voter registration, shambolic special vote exercise, fake voter slips, bussing of voters, high number of assisted voters, is in all intends and purpose highly fictitious, totally inaccurate and incredibly unscientific.

It is clear that the people’s vote was stolen and SADC has once again let the people of Zimbabwe down by failing to condemn the rigging which took place.

 

COMMENTS

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    mutakura 7 years ago

    Mdc t reaction to report very weak and lacks punch. What a spineles party

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    Dismayed 7 years ago

    Did the MDC T withdraw its court challenge against this election btw? What was the reason, if anybody remembers?

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    NANSI LENDODA 7 years ago

    EIshhh madoda can MDC-Tea give us a full report of their own ELECTION REPORT, not their rubbish yokwala as not correct SADC Election Report without offering an alternative. We want to compare these report.

    MDC-Tea am sure will write their report just as a crictical response to the SADC Election Report

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    The Black Aristocrat 7 years ago

    The SADC report on the Zimbabwean elections will set democracy in Southern Africa back 20 years.

    The message it sends out to the Dictators is very clear – so long as there is no violence and the voting is peaceful – rig away to your hearts content and you will still get our endorsement, despite it being totally contrary to our rules !

    Sadly, as a result of endemic corruption and shameless greed coupled with economic mis-management on an epic scale, the Black Imperialist Regimes which replaced the previous White Imperialist regimes has only made the lives of the vast majority of the African Continent’s peoples worse.