2013 Voters Roll – Mudede Says Machine Still Broken Down

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.”



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    conkje 9 years ago

    How very convenient….is that the same broken as in economy?

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    Fallenz 9 years ago

    It went to Never-Never Land…….

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    ZimJim 9 years ago

    No backup copies? How convenient, or stupid…. My money is on the former.

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    they gave the soft copy to joc

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    kutongwa nonjazi 9 years ago

    Ndanyara! Asi nerimwe zuva some people will account for their actions

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    peter faux 9 years ago

    You will never get a copy of the roll, just as you will never get a copy of the 2002 election report.
    There will never be a time of accounting for these people. The corruption will go on, the extortion will go on, the hunger, polluted water the lack of electricity will continue.

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    The impunity is just sickening! Makarau you don’t really believe Mudede do you? You hopefully are not that stupid and neither is anyone else!

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      Have you seen this woman? A joke man a joke! and she was “IN CHARGE” of our elections!!

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    Sekuru Mapenga 9 years ago

    Mudede is right out of the stone age. What machines? They are called “computers” and there are millions of them all over the place.

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    Bob stepdown 9 years ago

    Take them down one by one that’s the last resort,what else can we do if they don’t want to reason?

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    gorongoza 9 years ago

    What kind of machinese are these? computers? computers dzakafa since musi wemaElections and dzichatanga kushanda in 2018, handiti? an electronic file can be retrieved from the computer memory (harddrive)even iyo yakafa! musatinyepera vanaMudede apa!

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    John Nawe 9 years ago

    What machine, the rigging machine he got from

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    Diego Zhaba 9 years ago

    What can you expect from a corrupt regime. What good do you expect from Mudede? Idede for sure. We paid a real prize to get Passports and those machines will NOT function only when such data is required.

    Hondo yamakatarisana nayo vana Mudede hamheno. Tichawona kwazvinosvika.

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    Jogo Bonita 9 years ago

    The rigging machines are down they gone to sleep.they will awaken come 2018.

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    Mthwakazi 9 years ago

    The world is indeed coming to an end bafowethu.

    In African culture, most of us grew up being told that elders dont lie, but what we are seeing today – over 60 year olds; 90 year old lying daily through their teeth what is the world coming to?

    What lessons are the children, the younger generation learning here? We are in real big, big trouble!

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    Bruce 9 years ago

    Rita you should just join politics being a judge has just fallen off. Mudede its time you tell the truth and free your soul. On your death bed you will have serious allucinations.

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    Mthwakazi 9 years ago

    Even if someone offered to repair it for free or offered a new one, they would refuse the offer.

    These are the same people who want the west to lift sanctions on them and also want IMF money – what a joke!!

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    We myt say whatever we want bt still e qstn is y dd mdc t participated without seeing e roll? While its commendable zapu has joined in to fyt rigging, e truth is this voters roll will never be made public. This case yakangofanana ne 2000 electoral and 2002 presidential results challenge which have not been settled to this day

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    Chivulamapot 8 years ago

    Regime change by FORCE!
    Viva la Egypt!

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    Tongoona 8 years ago

    I think the use of the word ‘never’ means forget about getting the electronic voters roll now or in the future yet, it is a right for the public to have these copies. Registrar general’s office is a people’s office. Denying people these copies is tantamount to corruption. Need I remind Registrar general that if he wants to end corruption at his offices, he must demonstrate by releasing the electronic voters roll to those asking for it. Corruption must be confronted by us all.