MDC Alliance to march to Mnangagwa offices over poll reforms

By Staff Reporter

THE MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa will next Tuesday march to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s offices to demand electoral reforms amid concerns the new government was already in the process of rigging the July 30 elections.

Addressing a media conference at the Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House on Friday, Alliance principal Tendai Biti said the Tuesday demo shall proceed to Munhumutapa Building and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices to demand greater transparency in the running of the watershed polls.

He also demanded the immediate deployment of international observers into the country as the electoral campaigns are now in full swim.

Biti also demanded an external audit of the voters’ roll which he said has been contaminated by the controversial 2013 elections.

He said there should be another voter registration inspection after ZEC registered more prospective voters during the just ended voter inspection exercise.

In his address, Biti outlined a number of issues he said the Mnangagwa government has failed to fulfill and these include disclosure on who has been granted the right to print ballot papers for the July polls.

The PDP president said the MDC Alliance will however not boycott the elections.

In his many public addresses, Mnangagwa has pledged to deliver free and fair elections.

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