Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson (ZEC) has just announced that from 3pm (CAT) they will start announcing results from the 2018 Harmonised Polls.
At a media briefing this morning at the Harare International Conference Center where the Elections Results Headquarters are being housed, she commended Zimbabweans for peacefully casting their votes in a process closely watched by several international observers.
ZEC Boss Chigumba said almost all the over 10 000 polling stations have completed counting and they are in the process of verifying the votes.
The ZEC Chairperson also said that she has not received any official complaints from political parties concerning how the elections where conducted countrywide on Monday.
Amidst massive speculation and broadcasting of the results on social Media, the ZEC Boss has also categorically stated that it is illegal to announce the election results as ZEC is the only legitimate authority with the constitutional mandate to announce Monday’s poll results.
However social media is already awash with results from different sources that claim to be tabulating figures from the ZEC V11 forms posted by Presiding Officers of the respective Poling stations around the country.
Popular MDC Alliance Leader Nelson Chamisa has already indicated that he is ready to form the next government given indications that results of more than 10,000 polling stations have shown his party has done exceedingly well.
In a tweet this morning he said: “Winning resoundingly…We now have results from the majority of the over 10 000 polling stations.
Through his official Twitter account President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the ruling party ZANU-PF was receiving “extremely positive” news from their representatives concerning election results.
Mnangagwa said that he was very happy with the peaceful voting process and delighted by the high voter turnout, which the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission put at 75 percent.
ZEC has categorically stated that there was no “cheating” and says the electoral commission will respect the will of Zimbabweans.
“We will not steal their choice of leaders, we will not subvert their will,” said Priscilla Chigumba says.