via Zimbabwe: 2013 Voters Roll- Mudede Refuses, Says Machine Still Broken Down | ZimEye By Special Correspondent Published: November 11, 2013
Zimbabwe’s Registrar General, Tobaiwa Mudede is ‘unable’ to provide an electronic copy of the voters role used in the last July elections because as he says the machines are broken according ZEC Chairperson Rita Makarau.
In response to ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa’s efforts to obtain as is required in law, the exact electronic copy that was used in the elections, Rita Makarau has told the ZAPU leader there would never be an electronic copy anytime soon.
According to the latest correspondence, Makarau said Mudede once again said that he is not able to produce an electronic voters roll from the just ended July elections.
Mr Mudede provided an explanation using the words ‘the machines are still down,’according to ZEC chairperson Justice Rita Makarau.
Makarau is on record stating to Dabengwa that:
“We regret to advise that the commission is unable to give you an electric copy of the National voters roll that was used for the elections held on 31 July
“You are aware that the voters roll used for the election was compiled and maintained by the office of the Registrar General of Voters who has indicated that his machines are still down even as I write to you.
“We simply cannot give you copies of the roll as the Registrar is unable to produce the same. We have never deviated from this position that whilst we have obligation to provide you with the roll, it is physically impossible to do so.”