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Mliswa disrupts ZEC meeting

by Staff reporter
17 Sep 2016 at 12:18hrs | Views

Mr Temba Mliswa  the aspiring National Assembly candidate for Norton on Thursday disrupted an all-stakeholders' meeting organised by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission in Harare.

Mliswa said he was having problems with the police who were in the habit of barring him from holding meetings and accused ZEC of failing to address his concerns.

He said each time he intends to hold a meeting, he has to approach the High Court. He said ZEC is a toothless bulldog that fails to address his concerns

According to media reports, the meeting was a follow-up to the first one held in May this year in which ZEC tabled its plans to run the 2018 election under a biometric voter's roll in order to curb cases of double voting.

On Thursday, stakeholders gathered to discuss other outstanding issues related to elections, but Mr Mliswa stirred chaos, resulting in the meeting being prematurely ended.

The Commission's chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau confirmed the development saying the commission had to call off the meeting.

"Mr Mliswa came in and raised issues to do with Norton by-elections. He behaved in a disorderly manner and other political parties joined in, creating a chaotic situation.

"He became uncontrollable and the one chairing the meeting could not control him. We had to abort the meeting and nothing was discussed today," said Justice Makarau.

Source - media
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