Elections 2018

SI 2018-181 Proclamation 6-2018 Appointment of Commission of Inquiry into 1st August 2018 post-Election Violence

This proclamation was signed by President Mnangagwa on 12th September 2018 and published in a Government Gazette Extraordinary dated 14th September. The commissioners were sworn in on 19th September.

PROCLAMATION
by
HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE EMMERSON
DAMBUDZO MNANGAGWA, G.C.Z.M., President of
Zimbabwe and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of
Zimbabwe.

CCZ 42-18 - Chamisa v Mnangagwa & Others - Challenge to 2018 Presidential Election result - Part 3 : ZEC Response

I, PRISCILLA MAKANYARA CHIGUMBA, in my capacity as the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and by due authority of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and that of the 25th respondent, hereby take oath and state that the facts I depose to hereunder are within my personal knowledge and belief and are true and correct. Where I relate to issues of a legal nature, I do so on advice from counsel which advice I accept.

I have read and understood the applicant’s founding papers and wish to respond thereto as follows:

 

CCZ 42-18 - Chamisa v Mnangagwa & Others - Challenge to 2018 Presidential Election result - Part I : Chamisa application and affidavits

This court application was filed in the Constitutional Court on Friday 10th August.  Respondents 2 to 22 were the other candidates in the Presidential election on 30th July.

 

IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF ZIMBABWE CASE NO CCZ 42/18

HELD AT HARARE

In the matter between.

NELSON CHAMISA                                                                          APPLICANT

and

EMMERSON DAMBUDZO MNANGWAGWA                                           1ST RESPONDENT

Election Watch 39-2018 - Challenging the Presidential Election Result

ELECTION WATCH 39/2018

6th August 2018

Time Frame for a Presidential Challenge

In the early hours of the morning on 3rd August, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] declared Mr Mnangagwa to have been duly elected as President of Zimbabwe.  The MDC Alliance has said the result will be challenged in court.

GN 2018 - 370B - ZEC Notice fixing 29th May 2018 as the Date on which the New BVR Voters Roll Became the Definitive Voters Roll

Section 36A(2)(a) of the Electoral Act provides that when a new voters roll is produced after the conclusion of a new registration of voters, the new roll will, with effect from such date as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] must fix by notice in the Gazette, be the definitive voters roll on the basis of which the continuous registration of voters in terms of section 17A shall be conducted.

A new registration of voters was ordered by SI 109/2017 and launched on 14th September 2017.

ELECTION WATCH 34-2018 - Presidential Ballot Paper

ELECTION WATCH 34/2018

18th July 2018

Presidential Ballot Paper

It appears that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] has printed presidential ballot papers with the presidential candidates listed in alphabetical order in two columns.  The President’s name, which would be towards the middle of a single column, heads the second column.

What the Electoral Act and Regulations say about the Form of Ballot Papers

Election Watch 31 - 2018 - Postal Voting

ELECTION WATCH 31/2018

16th July 2018

Postal Voting

Reports of police officers in Bulawayo casting postal votes under the watchful eyes of their superior officers have raised questions about the postal voting system.  In this Election Watch we shall explain how the system is supposed to work.  We shall also explain that there are differences between how postal voting is done in this election and how it used to be done.

Election Watch 29-2018 - ZEC Gazettes Errors & Omissions in List of Nominated Candidates

ELECTION WATCH 29/2018

9th July 2018

Correction of Omissions and Errors in ZEC’s First Lists of Nominated Candidates

The Acting Chief Elections Officer of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] has published two General Notices [GNs] correcting omissions from and errors in the lists gazetted on 22nd June in GNs 411 and 412.  The effect of these corrections is summarised below.

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