Why I stand in solidarity with Mwonzora, MDC-T boycott
By Linda Masarira
Sometime ago, I registered my concerns about the flawed delimitation report and suggested that the process be redone. Ironically, myself included had settled to just go into the elections without the contentious issues being addressed.
Beyond the delimitation report was also the issue of the unconstitutional amendment of the constitution on the provincial Council seats, which Labour Economists and Afrikan Democrats (LEAD) challenged SI 114 of 2023 demanding a declaration of constitutional invalidity of the statutory instrument.
The electoral amendment bill was passed into law way after the proclamation date, which means it is invalid for use for 2023 harmonized elections. Apparently Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chose to unilaterally and illegally pick some provisions from the amendment of the electoral act.
Sadly, because of desperation for elections, most political parties decided to ignore all these glaring irregularities. Basing on these facts, 2023 elections are already a sham and not worth the salt. Vamwe vachazoda kuchema mavara azara ivhu after elections but it will be too late.
There is no electoral spirit within the masses, no electoral excitement at all. My conclusion is voter apathy is real this coming election.