By Staff Reporter
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has exclusively designated three senior officials to be spokespersons with effect from February 20.
The commission’s chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba, her deputy Ambassador Rodney Kiwa and ZEC Chief Elections Officer, Utoile Silaigwana will be responsible for the communication affairs of the electoral management body with immediate effect.
In a statement, Justice Chigumba said appointment of the three spokespersons is in line with the Electoral Act.
“In terms of the Electoral Act and by the operation of law and virtue of conditions of oath of office and the ZEC Public Relations and Communication Policy, the following are the three officials statutorily designated to be the spokespersons of ZEC: a) Chairperson Honourable Justice P M Chigumba, b) Deputy chairperson Ambassador R Kiwa, c) Chief Elections Officer, Mr U Silaigwana,” said Justice Chigumba.
She added “In light of the above, members of the public and electorate are hereby advised that with effect from 20 February 20233 the above mentioned three people are exclusively spokespersons of ZEC.”
She committed to responding to all media queries within 72 hours of receipt.
Previously the post of spokesperson was held by Commissioner Jasper Mangwana.