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ZEC: Only 3 Million Zimbabweans Inspected Voters’ Roll Ahead of Crucial General Elections


FILE: Voters queue to cast their ballots in the general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 30, 2018.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission says nearly three million people checked their names on the voters’ roll during the voters’ register inspection period, which ended recently.

In a tweet, ZEC said, “Delimitation Voters Roll inspection turnout was 50.03% with 2,904,253 voters out of 5,804,497 inspecting their details during the inspection period.”

The electoral body further noted that at least 27,788 made name change requests.

ZEC said 789,976 Zimbabweans physically inspected their names on the voters’ register and 2,114,286 used mobile phones.

Zimbabwe is preparing for crucial general elections at a time the nation’s economy has been ravaged by inflation, corruption and other issues.

The state-controlled entity is expected to compile the final voters’ roll before conducting a delimitation process.

The Electoral Court declared President Emmerson Mnangagwa winner of disputed 2018 presidential election.

Nelson Chamisa, current leader of the main opposition Citizens Coalition for Change, too the matter to court, claiming the he won the election.

Chamisa still maintains that he beat Mnangagwa in the 2018 presidential election.

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