Elections petitions postponed to 2.30 pm

The High Court petitions filed by the MDC and President Tsvangirai that seek to compel electoral authorities to produce certain information and material relating to the conduct of the July 31 election has been postponed to 2.30 pm.

The matter has been set down before Justice Chinembiri Bhunu.

The matter was set for hearing at 9.30 am but was initially postponed to 11.30 am before a further postponement to 2.30 pm was announced.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Chief Elections Officer, Lovemore Sekeramayi, Registrar General of Voters, Tobaiwa Mudede, and Zanu PF’s Robert Mugabe are cited as the first, second and third respondent.

The MDC wants ZEC to avail presidential results per constituency, copies of the voters’ roll used in all polling stations and copies of the voters’ roll used in the special vote conducted on July 14 and 15 and to be provided with a “register of assisted voters at all polling stations in the election; copies of voters’ roll used in postal voting delimited by ward and constituency; copies of the electronic voters roll as at July 31 2013; register of voters whose names did not appear in the voters’ roll but were allowed to vote using voter registration slips; the register of authorised postal and special voters and contents of the closed and sealed ballot boxes and sealed packets delivered to the first respondent”.

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