MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa has been reported to the police by ZEC for conducting what ZEC said was an unlawful press conference on the eve of elections.

Chamisa told the media at a local hotel in Harare that any result where he is not the winner would be fictitious.

condemned Chamisa’s utterances, saying they have since reported him to the police to take appropriate action.

“The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has noted with concern the violation of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13] by one of the candidates contesting in the 2018 Harmonised Elections. Clause 7 (1)(b) of the Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates and other stakeholders provides as follows: (1) No political party or candidate may, from midnight 24 hours before polling day in any election or referendum until polling stations are closed on that day publish, or cause or permit the publication, of any advertisement or statement promoting or opposing a particular party or candidate. It has come to the knowledge of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission that one of the Presidential candidates today, the 29th of July 2018 held a press conference at Meikles Hotel, in direct contravention of the provisions of the Electoral Act Fourth Schedule (Section 160A, Clause 7(1)(B). This matter has been reported to the police for investigation on possible infraction of the electoral law,” said ZEC Acting Chief Elections Officer, Mr Utoile Silaigwana.