MEC speaks on Zimbabwe electoral consignemnt amid fears of rigging tactics

MEC Chief Elections Officer Kalonga

MEC Chief Elections Officer Kalonga

Amid speculations that some trucks are due to arrive in Malawi carrying voting materials meant for rigging the forthcoming tripartite elections, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has challenged that interested people inspect its consignment.

MEC Head of Media and Public Relations Sangwani Mwafulira has disclosed that in as far as the Commission is concerned there are trucks carrying gas lamps and tents from Zimbabwe which finished packing on Friday and that the trucks were expected to start off in the evening for Malawi.

“They will spend the night at Nyamapanda Border Post and then cross into Mozambique Saturday. We are hopeful that they will arrive at Mwanza Border late afternoon of Saturday and those who are interested and can manage, are encourage to witness the clearing at Mwanza border post,” Mwafulirwa has said.

MEC has borrowed lamps and tents from Zimbabwe Electoral Commission a development that has raised rigging fears from certain quarters.

Malawi goes to the polls on May this year where the electorate are expected to cast a vote for a president, parliamentarian and counselor of their choice.

Campaign period opened on May 20 and politicians and political parties are busy selling off their manifestos to woo voters.

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