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Zimbabwean electoral body silent on ballot contract

Publish date: 18 May 2018
Issue Number: 4461
Diary: Legalbrief Today
Category: General

Zimbabwe's electoral body said it would not be pressured into disclosing who the suppliers of ballot papers for this year's crucial elections were. NewsDay reports that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said there was no law compelling it to involve political parties in its procurement deals. It recently indicated that it won't go to tender ‘because there was not enough time’. As previously reported in Legalbrief Today, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa last week threatened a ‘national shutdown’ if his Movement for Democratic Change Alliance's demands for transparency and electoral reforms in the forthcoming watershed polls were not met.

Full NewsDay report