ZEC denied that it had already availed a physical copy of the voters’ roll to the ruling Zanu PF as claimed by Prof Jonathan Moyo. 

“That is false and mischievous (that ZEC has availed the voters’ roll to Zanu-PF). The voters’ roll will be furnished to all political parties and candidates once the commission avails it in line with the provisions of the (Electoral) Act. At the moment, we are doing a second round of de-duplication using AFIS after we had registrants during the inspection of the BVR, we expect to be finished very soon,” ZEC said in a statement.

The elections management body denied that there were Chinese experts that had been seconded to work with them.

“That is false, we do not have any Chinese nationals working with ZEC in any capacity,” said ZEC. The allegations are purely malicious.”

ZEC denied allegations that they were going to create new polling stations and described the accusations also as malicious. These are purely malicious allegations and meant to cause alarm and despondency and are not even worthy to respond to,” said ZEC.

ZEC said they were not setting up new polling stations, but were creating sub-polling stations within the traditional  ones. The sub-polling stations are meant to deal with areas where the voters’ threshold in a particular polling area exceeds the set limit.