Seeing is believing

September 15 was the United Nation’s International Day for Democracy. It seems a good time to start a crescendo-call to see all the rolls and records pertaining to the 31 July election.

Email Judge Rita Makarau to say ‘What a whopper, my lady’ on fellymaz@yahoo.com.
Email Judge Rita Makarau to say ‘What a whopper, my lady’ on [email protected]

As Zimbabweans, we need to stand together behind a simple call: we want to see all the voters’ rolls that were used for the election in their proper, searchable, analysable, electronic form, and we want to see all the sealed records of who voted, where they voted, who helped whom, and who got turned away.

In addition, we want to see the 2012 census and citizenship records for comparison.

As long as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission refuses to make this information available, we are forced to believe that they have something to hide. If they have nothing to hide, why do they consistently refuse to be transparent? ZEC not providing analysable e-rolls on demand as the law requires is ridiculous. It claims that while it can print and search them, it can make no electronic copy of its own records. It is time for us all to stand up and say “poppycock, My Lady” to ZEC’s Chairperson, Judge Rita Makarau.

You can email her to say that [or ‘What a whopper, my lady’] on [email protected] and/or her deputy, Joyce Kazembe, at [email protected] .

Please send a copy to The Zimbabwean: [email protected] or alert our Facebook friends on facebook.com/thezimbabweanonline, or SMS +263 (0) 77 124 6400 or twitter @TheZimbabwean #myzim – so that we can track not only how many days she still delays doing what the law demands, but also how many protests she ignores.

Then send a copy to all your friends, so they can email her too.

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