Zim voter 'rigging' captured on camera

2013-08-01 10:28

Cape Town - A video has emerged in which alleged Zanu-PF youths were bussed in from "undisclosed rural areas" to vote in Harare's Mount Pleasant suburb. The development raises questions about where they were meant to vote.

Nehanda radio posted a video on its website on Thursday showing the Movement for Democratic Change Secretary general Tendai Biti at a polling station in Harare talking to a presiding officer.

"How can we cheat blatantly like this.... I think we shouldn't allow this.... Officer we don't want to be accused of destructiveness but this is not on... We can’t allow this" he says.

Watch the video here:

Zimbabwe Ready or Not. 3 RIGGING from Zimages on Vimeo.

In the same video, the driver of the bus fails to say where he got his passengers from, saying only "authorities" could say.

The video strengthens allegations that President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party  with the help of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), wants to steal the polls.

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  • Jambo Lucille - 2013-08-01 10:36

    And we are surprised because....

      Jambo Lucille - 2013-08-01 10:59

      Why have you posted this AFTER the election. Proving the idiots that follow the regime of a Dictator.

      Punungwe - 2013-08-01 11:01

      This could have been stage-managed by the MDC themselves. Hogwash. Look the most important aspect of this election for Zanu-PF is the presidential election. On that it doesn't matter whether you vote from Mukumbura or Tsholotsho. Your vote goes to the same person. So there is no need to bus you anywhere else to vote. Secondly the MDC seem to be highly motivated to discredit this election because they are not sure of winning. I wouldn't put it beyond them to try and manufacture evidence. The MDC people know that if they loose they are out. I believe it is part of their strategy to create a scenario where they can negotiate their way into government posts again so that they stay in the money.

      Vambozha Mutemi Wadzo - 2013-08-01 11:39

      @Punungwe...Neorological pathways in your brain are very rigid to an extent you become resistant to change, for the better in that matter. I also have valid reasons to doubt your sanity if you think that where you vote from does not matter!

      Bea Trix - 2013-08-01 11:57

      Nomcebo Ngidi has been posted this effing stuff for about 4 days now. Very clever, can "cut and paste". I smell an internet troll and a Mugarbage and Juliearse fan

      Punungwe - 2013-08-01 12:34

      @Vambozha Mutemi Wemadzimai, I said 'for the presidential election'. If you don't understand the distinction, then it is you who needs your sanity checked.

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-08-01 12:53

      Not fair for Biti to run around with a white reporter and terrorise those young police recuits. Anyone in Harare knows that if you at Morris Depot you vote in Mt Pleasant and so whats wrong with the police providing their recruits with ZUPCO buses to go and vote. You may be suprised they voted for him. Looks so stage managed and the way the reporter is smiling. What happened to the court thing Biti was talking about on the fone?

      WildCatSal - 2013-08-02 01:07

      What REALLY gets my goat is poophol RM LOST the 2008 elections even after many attempts to RIG, BULLY, INTIMIDATE etc. And the loony tune just ignored that FACT.. Dom Bly Dom!

  • Danie Steynberg - 2013-08-01 10:37

    Mugabe is n siek bliksem.

      Ryan Alexander Smith - 2013-08-01 11:19

      ANC does the same thing ... how many thousands have they bussed to the Western Cape to up their election numbers

  • Riaan Janse van Rensburg - 2013-08-01 10:40

    Mugabe has too much to lose, he knows in the back of his head what he has done, what he is responsible for and what will happen to him when he steps down. He wont trust Morgan's promise of amnesty even if its genuine, simply because he knows if it was him what he would have done to his opponent.

  • Ravin Govinden - 2013-08-01 10:43

    After this elections I can see more Zims flooding SA. Morons wil remain morons. Zanu-pf - change for the worst. One man can make so many people suffer. Zanu-pf supporters cannot see that. Ignorance to the limit.

      Jambo Lucille - 2013-08-01 10:47

      And yet Zimbabweans (not all obviously) living in South Africa continue to support this regime. It boggles your mind.

      Solly Krammer - 2013-08-01 10:55

      The Zimbabweans chained themselves to Sandton Mandela statue, for what??

  • Heibrin Venter - 2013-08-01 10:46

    Tinavo: Where are you now, I'd like to hear you sugar coat this!

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-08-01 12:46

      Hahahahahaha, come on now. Those are police recruits from Morris Depot, which is Mt Pleasant. Look at the shaved heads and ask any Zimbo and they are using state buses. Listen at the end of the video, he tells the reporter that they are recruits but "could be the fake ones." My point then is, he should have have complained before they registered because according the same video they had registered in the area. When people were being registered initially they required proof of residence and PM Tsvangirayi made so much noise and that option was removed so that anyone can register and vote anywhere they want in Zimbabwe, and now they have turned against what they advocated again!!!

  • Solly Krammer - 2013-08-01 10:48

    Mr Jacob Gedleyhlekisa Zuma. President Sir, please comment. Does SADC approve the fairness of the elections.

  • Abdul-Ba'ith Sayegh - 2013-08-01 10:52

    I'm sure the idea comes from the zANC since They (zANC) are doing the same in the Western Cape to win back the province.

  • Nathan Lombard - 2013-08-01 10:53

    Did I not read earlier that madam fat ass declared the voting free and fair? Or am I mistaken?

  • Stemmer Wa Ha - 2013-08-01 10:53

    This is not Fair Mxm, Eish MDC!

  • Edwin Chipungu - 2013-08-01 10:55

    Not surprised!!!!

  • Mabritishmajaira Majaira - 2013-08-01 10:56

    This is some kind of art moving movie by Mr Tendai Biti to cover up for their election loss. Who would do such a thing in Mount Pleasant?? Maybe it was better if you were claiming this happened in Zhombe or somewhere in the rural areas. Cheap politics, even a school girl will tell you this is some kind of sexy fake joke! This video is like showing Jackie Chan climbing from one building to another and then hope to convince your kids that’s the way things are - it really happens! It doesn't work that way! Don’t forget that Mr Biti is a Lawyer by profession and the major shortcoming of lawyers is that they do not think outside the box!

      Nduna Maduna - 2013-08-01 11:34

      you r right my brother,I mean how did he show up @ the right place at the right time

      Bea Trix - 2013-08-01 11:59

      Mabritishmajaira Majaira...another internet troll that keeps on popping up like a bad rash; and obviously no intelligence to boot; why dont you go and climb back into the box you so obviously got out of!!!

      Mabritishmajaira Majaira - 2013-08-01 16:34

      Vana BeTrix, ndimi vanhu vakadhakwa manje imi! I was there in Mount pleasant at that Polling Station. Kwete zvako zvekunzwa from googling! You think its a movie, no they have lost! Sexing of Morgan with many women made it worse! It doesn't work that way!

  • LéFifi Mashigo - 2013-08-01 11:00

    How is asking "where did your bus come from?" a threat?? Fool

  • Jon Low - 2013-08-01 11:03

    Too stupid to do it in secret

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-08-01 12:57

      Why in secret? Thats a state bus (branded) and with young recruits from Morris Depot, which is in the same constituency. My point, where is the fraud? It would have been fraud had they been denied time off and transport to go and vote

      SaintBruce Bruce - 2013-08-01 20:05

      Were they on the voter's roll ?

      Dumeza Nkala - 2013-08-02 01:24

      Tinavo, why transport youth instead of the elderly??? This is way too obvious to argue about!

  • Nawhal Majiet-Armien - 2013-08-01 11:05

    Mr Mugabe should go into exile now, he has ruined his beloved country, and is putting the rest of Africa in bad light

  • Stanley Dust - 2013-08-01 11:08

    Mdc smells defeat,dey r not even confident.

  • Francois Marais - 2013-08-01 11:12

    Would just like to pre-emptively congratulate Mugabe on his 120% win, well done you've done it again.

  • Richard Scully - 2013-08-01 11:19

    What do you expect from Mugabe?

  • Reza Ryklief - 2013-08-01 11:20

    And the AU, incl the SA government will do nothing! Zimbabwe will be free when Mugabe dies.

  • Anwar Khan - 2013-08-01 11:25

    anyone, including myself, commenting about zims election,is waisting their precious time...lets all just find something better to do...

  • Dee Johnstone - 2013-08-01 12:01

    This could be interesting

  • Kings Maruping - 2013-08-01 12:28

    ANC is going to do da same!

  • James Smythe - 2013-08-01 12:45

    And neither SADC nor the AU will do a thing about this theft of a country.

  • Dumi M Moagi - 2013-08-01 13:11

    The only thing that will save Zim now it's through the barrel of the gun,the only problem is the Shonas are majority nd they are not aggressive nd war like their Ndebele brothers hence forth an uprising is highly unlikely cause the Ndebeles stood alone against Mugabe in the Gukurahundi era They kill Mugabe they solve the equation Finnish nd klaar

      Staner Makangavaya - 2013-08-01 20:53

      we are not scared of anyone......british,americans also you. zim we can do it anytime barrel is our staple food!

      Wendy Barnett - 2013-08-02 07:17

      @Staner WHAT?

  • Mpho Leopeng - 2013-08-01 13:40

    This time they did n't beat or intimidate people. It was easier to rig the vote.

  • Muzi Myeni - 2013-08-01 13:45

    If this is the case, why vote then? Pissed!

  • Prisca Muringa - 2013-08-01 15:34

    this is discusting for sho,,ghraaaa

  • Uwanano365 - 2013-08-01 22:54

    To say ... Now the Zimbabweans are going to start flocking SA, is such a selfish thing to say... U say that I guess coz u feel u know any better

  • Azania Khathutshelo Smody - 2013-08-02 07:33

    No question who owns and runs NEWS24,if u dnt knw were those zanu youth were suposed to vote is it riging voting at harare or u jst saw thm unfit to vote in da journalism naspers

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