Tuesday, April 23, 2024

IEC’s benchmarking mission to Zimbabwe sparks controversy

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has been accused by opposition parties of embarking on a clandestine ‘vote-rigging’ benchmarking mission to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). The move has sparked outrage and allegations of collusion in election rigging tactics.

The Botswana National Front (BNF),  Alliance for Progressives (AP) and Botswana Congress Party (BCP) have lambasted the IEC for seeking inspiration from the ZEC, an institution marred by allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice. Ketlhalefile Motshegwa, the Secretary General of the BNF, condemned the IEC’s actions, calling both commissions “Birds of the same feather flock together.”

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