ZEC chief Sekeramayi dies

via ZEC chief Sekeramayi dies | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lovemore Sekeramayi, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chief elections officer, died of suspected heart failure in his hotel room in Lesotho on Wednesday.

Sekeramayi, 67, was attending a meeting of chief elections officers for electoral management bodies from the SADC region. A former member of the Central Intelligence Organisation, the ZEC boss presided over the highly disputed March 2008 elections and the controversial 2013 poll.

He was seconded to ZEC from the CIO in 2007 until the time of his death. ZEC chairperson Justice Rita Makarau in a statement on Wednesday expressed her ‘heartfelt condolences’ to Sekeramayi’s wife and his family.

Ordinary Zimbabweans, still seething from last year’s ‘rigged’ election results, took to social media accusing Sekeramayi of taking his secrets with him to his grave.

Sekeramayi died a day after ZEC filed an application with the ConCourt opposing an application lodged by constitutional lawyer Justice Alfred Mavedzenge to release the voters roll.

Last month Mavedzenge approached the High court demanding that ZEC release the electronic copy of the national voters roll. Since ZEC has opposed his application, a full hearing is expected to be heard at the ConCourt, with both parties submitting heads of arguments.



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    zanupf fear me 10 years ago

    Humpty daddy sat on a wall. Humpty daddy had a great fall. Hooray

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      mucha 10 years ago

      You are a monkey who celebrate somebody’s death.

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        Former Zimbo 10 years ago

        A CT has died, a man who made millions of Zimbo’s lives unbearable and miserable. A celebration of joy……

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    Ndangariro 10 years ago

    Celebration or no celebration, an election thief is gone!!!

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    E Makhate 10 years ago

    When Hitler died did people not celebrate? What happened in Cambodia when Pol Pot died. Great joy and happiness.

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    simbi 10 years ago

    no doubt he will be awarded hero status good riddance

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    Straight Shooter 10 years ago

    As for Nathan Shamuyarira, its good news and good riddance. He gives the Zezuru a bad name.

    How can a normal person; a normal human being claim Gukurahundi was all ok, all fine, and he has no regrets whatsoever? I hope is gone straight to the burning fires of hell and is in good company with the ever enduring Lucifer!!

    How does one find ok to rip open a pregnant woman’s stomach in order to get rid of a dissident foetus?

    How does a normal person find it ok to demand that innocent villagers dig up their own graves and get inside so they can be buried alive?

    How does a normal human being find it normal to demand, at gun point that innocent villagers speak and sing in Shona; a language they never knew or had ever spoken in their whole lives?

    How does he explain the huge number of villagers who were killed throughout the those years, versus the tiny number of the so-called dissidents killed; and even worse the tiny number of so-called dissidents who eventually surrendered at the end of the exercise in 1987 – proving beyond reasonable doubt that the overkill efforts had other ulterior motives other than the officially stated ones?

    How does one explain how all this has to do with eliminating the dissident problem? Or could it be the whole exercise was never about dissidents in the first place, it was always a long-planned programme to Shonalise the region of Matebeleland – typical Rwanda-style ethnic cleaning!!!

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    Ndangariro 10 years ago

    Let the FROLIZI boss go to the national shrine. He resigned to write Bob’s memoirs only to realise Bob did not want his true story to be known, sad! Chigariraiko kuHeroes, the big one isn’t far.