Makarau comes under fire for her statement on voters roll

via Makarau comes under fire for her statement on voters roll | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Justice Rita Makarau, the woman who presided over the July 31st elections last year, has found herself coming under much criticism.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson came under attack on multiple fronts after she testified in court Monday that her commission is still unable to provide electronic copies of the voters roll because of a broken down computer server.

Testifying in the election petition brought to the Electoral Court by Jameson Timba, the losing MDC-T MP for Mt Pleasant, Justice Makarau said reports from Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede’s office indicate that the servers were broken down last year and to date nothing has been done to repair the equipment because of financial challenges.

MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora said these were blatant lies by Makarau as computers always have a backup system. He accused the ZEC chair for working with Mudede in trying to hide the truth about the voters roll.

Ezra Sibanda, the losing parliamentary candidate for the MDC-T in Vungo, Midlands South, told SW Radio Africa’s Hidden Story program that only a fool would believe that a computer does not have a back up system.

Sibanda said for a learned lady like Makarau to stand up and tell the world that the server is still down, nine months after the elections, is just a sick joke.

‘She lying, she’s been lying a lot and she continues to lie. That’s a very silly excuse from her,’ fumed Sibanda.

The broadcaster turned politician said if Mudede had the resources to pay Nikuv millions of dollars to help rig the elections, how is failing to get a few hundred dollars to fix the problem.

‘Mudede and ZEC had an agenda to be part of the rigging machinery and they will never produce the electronic copies of the voters roll, even if they manage to fix the server,’ he said.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 21
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    this woman is creating her own trial for treason.

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      Liars will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. The father of all lies is the devil. Makes one think! Who is running ZEC, ZPF, Mudede’s office etc etc

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    Davidzo 8 years ago

    I don’t think this “woman” really knows what her role at ZEC is/was. Best is to ask her to go home!!!

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    thembani 8 years ago

    Rita iwe Rita.

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    Mlimo 8 years ago

    Never ends corruption. Computer broken ? Take your salary stupid and get it fixed. I am sure your perks and side payments will more than cover the costs. And what about the backup?
    This is a farce of gigantic proportions used to rig the voters role in favour of Mugabe. And if the voters role was broken before the election how can any result be verified? Just shows how corrupt Zimbabwe is.

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    Tsuro 8 years ago

    Rita don’t ruin your life for Matabili who is soon to die.

    One day !

    Remember Sadam, Mubarak, Mabuto , etc and their vessels of oppression and lies.

    You feel so invincible as you play part in the oppression of the masses

    Amai?

    Amai

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      The sad think she is ruining her life or has already ruined it for a huge lie and sin before Almighty God and aided and abetted mush suffering upon her own nation. You dig a hole you fall into it. Rita, repent! And tell the truth. God is merciful.

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    The failure of the ZEC electoral system to allow representation of the peoples’ will in their governance poses a serious question for the Zimbabwean populace. If there is no possibility of a fair democratic electoral process, how can the population secure the change that it has been demanding for 15 years?
    Justice Makarau ought to think deeply on these issues when she legitimizes an election without a voters roll; and when she prohibits legitimate challenges to electoral results.
    Women have been in the forefront of resistance to the Zanu PF dictatorship, but sadly Makarau does not have the same courage.

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      Don Cox 8 years ago

      Look at Syria to see what happens when the people try to remove the ruling party.

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    Saddened 8 years ago

    Rita Makarau you know the truth of why the voters role is still not available & will have to live with the fact that you are complicit in denying the will of the people. I hope this haunts you everyday of your life as long as you live you traitor. Consider all the many who gave their lives so that everyone in Zimbabwe could vote freely. Does ‘one man one vote’ sound vaguely familiar?

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    Roving Ambassador 8 years ago

    Treason of the highest order.
    Pillagers.

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    Do people like Rita have conscience? This is treason!!

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    Tawanda 8 years ago

    Utter nonsense. Who can keep important information on one computer without backing it up somewhere in these days? What special program do they use to open the voters role which is only on one computer. Is the hard drive broken too? Lies that never end

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    Tendai 8 years ago

    the server is ok its all lies. only a full can believes what these guys saying.

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    RITA NDIWO VANHU VEKUTI KANA ZVATANGA TINOBATA KUURAYA HAANA HANYA NEMHOMHO YEZIMBABWE IYE CHETE NEZANU PF NDIVO VARIKUDYA . VAMWE HANZI IFAI ZVENYU HAMUNA KANA BASA. ASI TICHASANGANA ZVEDU MANJE MANJE REGAYI MUONE. KO IYE ANOMBOGARA KUPIKO RITA UYU HAPANAWO HERE ANOGONA KUSETA ROAD YAKE AMAME NEMOTA MHANI HAANA KANA KUMBOSIYANA NEMUNHU ANOROYA MUROYI KANA MURUME HANDIONE ANAYE INI, ANAYE HERE ?

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    mujibha 8 years ago

    Isu hedu anamujibha takataura kare kuti mbavha idzi chadzinoda chete ipfuti ndiyo chete inoita kuti vataure chokwadi. kutaura kuno rita namudede vatova nemaresults a2018, mugabe 70% tsvangirai 30%. mazimba ngatimbokanganwei nezve maelection ngatitsvage nzira ingaite kuti tibve muhusungwa. hwembwa idzi. ndinopika nevese vakafira nyika hakuna bato rinohwina election.

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    Chaka 8 years ago

    Cry the beloved country? Did you say she is a judge. Zim is in wrong hands. Surprising she does not know this won’t last long.

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    masvukupete 8 years ago

    A consulting company that helps with “registration” of national importance paid millions of dollars does not even supply a back up system. Of course its…….. you guessed it NIKUV. Yeaaaaah.

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      KIBBS 8 years ago

      So what is new? Hope MDC has learned the lesson once and for all – doubt it though. zpf will go to any lengths fair or foul to maintain power and I do mean anything. A similar scenario is unfolding in SA too.

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    Ndoopowonzwa munhu achiti tsvangirai akaruza iye mukuru we zec achiudza the whole wide world kuti zec hainga buritsi electronic voters role nokuti zvinozopruvika kuti zanu haina kuwhinha