The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has described as hogwash reports that members of the uniformed forces voted today.

ZEC acting chief elections officer Mr Utoile Silaigwana said images of police officers who were said to be casting their ballot were fake.

“This is hogwash and very stupid propaganda because in the first place they have photos of a police officer standing near a ballot box yet with postal voting a voter doesn’t use a ballot box,” he said.

“Postal is an individual who says I am applying for postal voting and he or she is given a ballot paper in an envelope and he returns it sealed. This is cheap propaganda without substance at all. This is coming from a person who doesn’t even understand the process. The pictures they put have nothing to do with postal vote and these people just want cause despondency in the country.”