By Staff Reporter
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that he will be revealing the date for the country’s upcoming elections at the end of next month.
Speaking the commissioning of Mhondoro Rural Hospital yesterday, the President emphasized that he alone has the authority to set the date and that he is the only person who knows when the elections will be held.
“I am the only one who knows the date of elections, I will be announcing that date at the end of next month,” Mnangagwa said
The announcement by President Mnangagwa puts to bed speculations that the elections might be postponed to allow for political and economic stability to prevail.
Meanwhile, opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa says the Electoral Act gives Mnangagwa too much power and is prone to abuse.
“We must change the law…Proclamation, nomination, and polling dates have a bearing on planning by citizens, voters, businesses, investors, and political parties’ internal processes. In Zimbabwe, the current law gives the incumbent ED too much power and scope for abuse. In other countries, the precise dates are known by all ahead of time,” said Chamisa
The opposition movement is on record lamenting the need for electoral reforms including calling the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) to comply with the Constitution.